Homemade Crock Pot Turkey Chili is hearty and packed with flavor. With only 10 minutes of prep, it’s perfect any day of the week!
Slow cooker recipes are perfect for those busy weeknights or when the cold weather moves in. This chili is no exception! Crock Pot Turkey Chili is perfectly filling on its own, or you can serve it with Sour Cream Cornbread or Homemade Dinner Rolls.
Warm + Hearty
I love soups and chilis, especially as the weather starts changing!! Actually, my entire family loves soups. They are warm and filling and so versatile.
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is one of those ‘set it and forget it’ meals that can be prepped in the morning for a quick and easy dinner on a busy night. You could even use left over turkey from those special occasions.
Crockpot Turkey Chili is so delicious on it’s own, and quite filling. But if you want a little more, you can round out the meal with our favorite homemade cornbread.
Making Turkey Chili in the Crockpot
TURKEY. Using a skillet over medium heat add olive oil and turkey. Cook until evenly browned. Drain excess oil.
COMBINE. Spray the crock pot with cooking spray and add the browned turkey, tomatoes, beans, corn and green chilies. Stir in the water and seasonings.
COOK. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.
If you want to make this recipe and don’t have time to let it simmer in the crock pot, you can easily make it on the stovetop.
BEEF. Brown the meat in a dutch oven or large cooking pot.
COMBINE. Add the remaining ingredients.
BOIL. Bring the soup to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
As much as this soup is delicious on its own it really shines with some extra toppings. Here are a few delicious ideas:
- Shredded cheese of your choice
- Sour cream or greek yogurt
- Green onions
- Tortilla strips
- Hot sauce or red chili flakes
Recipe Tips + FAQ
How to make chili thicker: You can also use a cornstarch slurry to thicken the chili. In a separate bowl mix together 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon cold water. Once combined, stir it into the chili. Repeat if necessary. Here are a few other ways you can use to thicken chili:
- Remove the lid and allow some of the liquid to evaporate.
- Add 1 tablespoon of quick oats, stir and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Repeat if needed.
- Add a small amount of tomato paste.
- Mash some of the beans up with a fork and stir.
Use leftovers: This a wonderful soup to make with leftover turkey. Typically after Thanksgiving since that is the most common time of the year that people bake turkeys. You can also use ground turkey instead of raw turkey. If you are not a turkey fan, use chicken, pork or beef.
How to make this ahead of time? Cook the turkey the night before and store it in the fridge. Throw all of the ingredients into the Crockpot in the morning to cook.
How to store? Divide leftover soup into individual serving containers. STORE in the fridge for up to five days. FREEZE it for up to 3 months. Thaw, if applicable, and reheat in the microwave or stove top.
For more chili recipes, try:
Crock Pot Turkey Chili Recipe
- crock pot
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 lb ground turkey or 2 cups chopped turkey
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can corn
- 1 can diced green chilies
- 1 (15 oz) can great northern beans drained
- 1 (15 oz) can black beans drained
- 3/4 c water
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- 1 pinch ground allspice
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes optional
- garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
- Using a skillet over medium heat add olive oil and turkey. Cook until evenly browned. Drain excess oil.
- Spray the crock pot with cooking spray and add the browned turkey, tomatoes, beans, corn and green chilies. Stir in the water and seasonings.
- Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.
I don’t love turkey but had this recipe at my SIL and thought it was so good I came here to save it in my recipe box. Can’t wait to make it this fall.
A great tasting chili that’s healthier with the addition of turkey. I truly do love soups in any form.
It has been raining so much lately & this is going in the crock pot this weekend! We love your turkey chili!!
This soup is absolutely delicious and one of our favorites! I love that I can make this ahead of time too. This is such a comforting soup and perfect for the cooler months coming up!
Bring on soup and chili season! I LOVE this chili and especially that it’s slow cooked. Less time in the kitchen, yet such a satisfying meal.
Yes!! So excited for soup season. Thanks for giving the recipe a try!
So delicious! I made it last night with cornbread and my family went crazy for it!
With the start of the school year rapidly approaching, I know I’m going to have to rely on more crock pot recipes, and this seems like an absolutely delicious, cozy chili!! Can’t wait to try it!
Really loved the way this turned out. So very flavorful and delicious.
I am always looking for new recipes with ground turkey. This chili was spot on! Delicious and flavorful!