Slow Cooker Turkey Chili Recipe [Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free]

This Slow Cooker Turkey Chili Recipe features ground turkey, kidney beans, pinto beans and fresh vegetables for a hearty and healthy meal.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, dairy-free, gluten free, slow cooker, turkey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 -12
Calories 290kcal
Author Sherri Hall


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey (93% lean)
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 15 oz. cans dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4-5 large carrots (cut into coins)
  • 4-5 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeno (seeded and diced)
  • 2 28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes in a thick puree
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add ground turkey and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook turkey until browned, crumbling the meat as it cooks with a spoon or spatula.
  • While meat is cooking, add beans, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, jalapeno and crushed tomatoes to your slow cooker.
  • When turkey is done, drain any excess liquid and add meat to the slow cooker.
  • Add parsley, chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper to the slow cooker.
  • Stir to combine ingredients.
  • Cook on high setting for 5-6 hours or low setting for 8-10 hours.


The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Please note the nutrition calculation for this recipe does not include kosher salt to taste or black pepper to taste. Nutrition calculation is based on 1 serving out of 10.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 719mg | Potassium: 1147mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4865IU | Vitamin C: 21.2mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 5.5mg