Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Healthy Turkey Chili

The boyfriend and I really try and eat healthy about I would say 80% of the time. 20% being that he is such a little cheater! :)
So, just about every other week or every week I prepare a big batch of my Mom's Turkey Chili that I have tweaked just a little bit.

It makes a ton and lasts us throughout the week. I usually make this and then either have a vegetable or salad to go with it for lunch or dinner.

It's just something that is EASY and tastes GREAT! 

Here's what you will need:

2 lbs. ground turkey
1 bag frozen or canned corn
2 small cans of tomato sauce
1 can turkey chili with beans
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 can kidney beans
2 pkgs whole grain brown ready rice
fat free chicken broth
green onion (chopped)
seasoning to taste
I start with putting the turkey in a large skillet and season it how you like your meat. 
In mine, I add Tony Chachere's and some black pepper. About 2 tablespoons of each or more depending on what you like! 

Once that is done cooking, drain the meat and add to a large pan. Something you would cook spaghetti in because you're about to add everything to it now!

Next, add in the 2 cans of tomato sauce, 1 can of turkey chili with beans, 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies, 1 can kidney beads, and the green onions.
Go ahead and mix all of this together and add about a cup of chicken broth. I find adding this keeps the chili really moist for eating the leftovers for the week.
Once you have mixed that together, go ahead and throw the corn either in the microwave or heat it up on the stove. Whichever you prefer, you will then add that to the turkey mix.
I usually cook this for about ten minutes on a medium heat.
Now, I get another large Tupperware container and I heat up one of the 90 second bags of whole grain brown rice and then I place it in the bottom of the container. Now, I will pour the turkey mix on top of the rice and then heat up and add the second bag.
Once you're done, give this a nice mix and you're good to go!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! It'll be great for the winter months!


  1. This recipe looks super yummy and I have to admit, I'm addicted to chili during fall/winter! <3
    -B ♡ MsBerryStylish 

    1. I know! It's probably my favorite thing to have during the winter months! :) It doesn't get old to me!

  2. Yum, this looks so good! I've never tried turkey chili before (I usually eat beef) but I know turkey is a lot leaner. I should give it a try!

    xo, alison*elle

    1. I've started cooking just about everything with Turkey! It makes a great substitute for beef! :)