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One-Pot Smoky and Sweet Turkey Chili - This turkey chili is an easy and gluten free weeknight meal that's perfect for cold, winter nights. It's healthy comfort food that the whole family will love! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Smoky and Sweet Turkey Chili {Gluten Free}

This smokey-sweet turkey chili is an easy, healthy and gluten free weeknight meal that’s perfect for cold, winter nights. It’s healthy comfort food at it’s best!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 499kcal
Author Taylor


  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 large Spanish onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried chipotle or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 28- ounce can crushed tomatoes preferably fire roasted
  • 1 15- ounce can dark red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup dark pure maple syrup
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • toasted pepitas, For garnish


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large heavy-bottomed ?soup pot or Dutch oven over high heat. Add turkey and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon and stirring occasionally, until completely browned. Transfer turkey and any juices to a bowl and set aside.
  • Return pot to medium-high heat and add remaining 1 table- spoon oil. Add onion, garlic, and salt and cook, stirring often, for 6 to 10 minutes, until onion is soft and browned.
  • Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, and chipotle and cook, stirring, for 30 to 90 seconds, until spices are fragrant and starting to toast and darken slightly.
  • Add vinegar and stir for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until liquid is evaporated.
  • Add water and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits and spices from the bottom of the pot.
  • Add tomatoes, beans, syrup, and browned turkey, stirring to combine. Increase heat to high and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 14 minutes, until turkey and onions are tender.
  • Serve topped with avocado, cilantro, and pepitas.


Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.6g | Protein: 31.7g | Fat: 21.3g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9.3g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 442.9mg | Potassium: 1203.1mg | Fiber: 13.3g | Sugar: 16.4g | Vitamin A: 1435IU | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 6.3mg