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Chipotle Turkey Quinoa Chili

Delicious, healthy Chipotle Turkey Quinoa Chili packed with lean ground turkey, black beans, kidney beans and spices. Great for a crowd!
Course Chili, Dinner, Gluten Free, Soups and Stews
Keyword turkey quinoa chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 344 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 red pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds 99% extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 - 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 - 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, plus more if necessary
  • 1 -15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-15 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, carrots and red pepper; saute for 5 minutes or until onions become translucent and garlic is fragrant. 
  2. Add in turkey and cook until meat is no longer pink. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano and cinnamon to coat veggies and turkey.
  3. Add the entire can of tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes to the pot. Next add the black beans, kidney beans, broth, quinoa and minced chipotle peppers. 
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. 
  5. Remove lid and simmer 30-45 minutes more or until chili has thickened. Add more broth if necessary. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  6. Pour chili into bowls and top with yogurt, tortilla chips, avocado or cilantro if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

TO MAKE VEGETARIAN: Replace turkey with another can of black or kidney beans and use vegetarian broth.

Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Turkey Quinoa Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.5g5%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 10.1g42%
Sugar 8.1g9%
Protein 31.2g62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.