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Two-Bean and Corn Chipotle Turkey Chili (healthy!)

A hearty healthy chili packed with turkey, beans and corn! Full of flavor and a nice smoky flavor. Best of all, it's easy to make and versatile!
Course Chili, Dinner, Gluten Free, Healthy
Keyword chipotle turkey chili
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 266 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey (aim for 94% lean)
  • 1 - 14.5 oz can Muir Glen Tomato Sauce
  • 1 - 14.5 oz can Muir Glen Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce with Chipotle Peppers (or Muir Glen fire roasted tomatoes will also work)
  • 2 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1 14.5 oz can sweet corn
  • 1 - 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 - 15 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • sour cream, shredded cheese, cilantro and tortilla chips for serving, if desired.


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add in garlic, onions and red bell pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes or until onions and bell pepper soften. Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano; stir, and cook another minute.
  2. Next add in ground turkey, making sure to break up the lumps; cook until turkey is no longer pink. 
  3. Add in tomato sauce, fire-roasted tomatoes, chipotle peppers, water, corn, black beans and kidney beans. Add a little salt and pepper. 
  4. Bring chili to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring ocassionally. Taste the chili and adjust seasonings as necessary. Makes 8 servings. 1 serving equals about 1 cup. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, cilantro and tortilla chips for serving, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to use lean ground chicken instead of turkey. You can also switch up the beans however you like (pinto beans instead of kidney, etc).

To make vegetarian: simply swap an extra can or two of beans for the turkey.

To make gluten free: ensure that all products used (example: chipotle peppers) are gluten free. I find most of my gluten free products at Whole Foods.

Nutrition Facts
Two-Bean and Corn Chipotle Turkey Chili (healthy!)
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.5g8%
Carbohydrates 33.9g11%
Fiber 10.3g43%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 19.8g40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.