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Award Winning Turkey Chili Recipe

Award Winning Chili Recipe

Recipe Video Above. This Award Winning Chili Recipe won a cook-off! Perfect balance of flavor and incredibly delicious bite make this Chili the best comfort food for the colder weather.
Course Soup
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword chili recipes, comfort food, soup recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 788kcal
Author Iryna


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  • In a large Dutch Oven heat 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Add onion, garlic and both types of peppers and cook over medium heat stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
  • In a medium sauté pan heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add ground turkey thighs and breast. Cook, stirring constantly and breaking up the big chunks with a fork until the liquid evaporates and meat is thoroughly cooked and slightly brown, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Add cooked meat into a pot with an onion and pepper mixture.
  • Pour in diced tomatoes and beans.
  • Dilute tomato paste with 1 cup of chicken broth and add into a pot.
  • Add chili powder, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, oregano, cumin, brown sugar, cocoa powder, the remaining chicken broth and ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • Give everything a good stir, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. If the soup becomes too thick, add ½ cup of chicken broth.
  • Simmer for 1 hour.
  • Adjust the seasoning and serve immediately with shredded Cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.


Calories: 788kcal | Carbohydrates: 77.2g | Protein: 65.6g | Fat: 26.4g | Saturated Fat: 10.5g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 1022mg | Potassium: 2516mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 10.6g | Calcium: 330mg | Iron: 11.2mg