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Easy Keto Turkey Chili

This easy keto turkey chili recipe is packed with flavor and uses simple ingredients for a hearty meal the whole family will love!

It’s a low carb turkey chili that uses lean ground turkey for a twist on a traditional chili recipe.

As far as my family is concerned, a bowl of chili is the ultimate comfort food.

It may be a bean-free chili, but the use of Tex-Mex spices is pretty much a guarantee that my entire family will love this recipe.

This recipe clocks in at only 4.7 net carbs per serving, which is a fraction compared to 23.5 total carbs in a traditional chili recipe.

My homemade turkey chili was inspired by my ground beef keto chili recipe, which is a favorite with our readers.

If you’re a fan of the flavors that abound in Texas and Mexico, then make sure you also visit my Easy Keto Tex Mex Recipes.

Keto Turkey Chili Recipe

Easy Keto Turkey Chili
Easy Keto Turkey Chili

The best part is that this turkey keto chili can be made on a stovetop or crock pot, making it a perfect recipe to add to your meal prep.

Whether you are looking for a low-carb diet recipe to serve on game day or an easy weeknight dinner, this recipe will please the whole crowd!

Turkey Chili Without Beans (No Beans Turkey Chili)

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Whenever I made any form of chili, I would always add kidney beans to the pot.

On average, you are talking about 110 grams of carbohydrates per 1/2 cup of beans. If you consider that one can of beans serves three people, that’s too many carbs to be considered keto-friendly.

If you decide to add beans to my turkey chili, feel free to do so, but know that it’s no longer a low-carb turkey chili recipe.

Ingredients Needed To Make A Keto Turkey Chili

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The following are the ingredients you’ll need to make a keto-friendly turkey chili. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page.

  • Lean ground turkeyorganic, is best
  • Garlic cloves, minced 
  • Olive oil
  • Onion, roughly chopped
  • Crushed canned tomato
  • Water, chicken stock, or turkey broth for extra flavor and nutrition 
  • Sea salt
  • Chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper 
  • Cumin powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder

Optional Favorite Toppings

  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Green onions, chopped
  • Green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Green chilies
  • Diced tomatoes
easy keto turkey chili served
easy keto turkey chili served

How To Make Keto Turkey Chili Recipe

My turkey low-carb chili can be made on the stovetop or in a slow cooker easily. I’ve made it both ways countless times, and it’s always a winner.

Making a ketogenic-friendly turkey chili is pretty straightforward. You’ll start by browning the ground turkey with chopped onions and garlic.

Once the meat is cooked through, you’ll add the can of tomatoes, the water or turkey broth, and spices. Then, allow the chili to simmer on medium-low heat for 30-45 minutes.

What’s nice about this recipe is that it also doubles easily and freezes well. To freeze your chili, allow it to cool and store it in freezer bags or freezer-safe containers. This makes it a great way to meal prep

Plus, I feel leftover chili is even more flavorful!

A great accompaniment to my low-carb keto chili is my keto cornbread. If you haven’t tried my “corn” bread, do yourself a favor and do so. There is no cornmeal or corn in my recipe, so it’s a great alternative.

Keto Turkey Chili (Slow Cooker)

Allowing the turkey chili to cook on the low setting of a crockpot for several hours will produce a low-carb chili packed with flavor.

So, if you’re a fan of slow cookers, feel free to toss all the ingredients and let this low-carb chili recipe simmer on low for hours.

Your chili will be done in about 4-6 hours; the cooking time will vary based on your specific slow cooker.

Other Keto Chili Recipes To Try

As a fan of all things chili, you might want to also try our other low-carb keto-friendly recipes:

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Easy low-carb turkey chili served in a white bowl

Easy Keto Turkey Chili

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This keto turkey chili is packed with Tex-Mex flavors and can be made easily in a slow cooker or stovetop.


  • 1 pound of lean, ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion roughly chopped
  • 28 oz can crushed tomato
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons of onion powder


  1. Brown the ground turkey, onions, and garlic
  2. Add the can of tomatoes, water, and spices.
  3. Allow to simmer on medium-low heat for 30-45 minutes.
  4. You can cook this chili in the slow cooker; to do so, refer to the notes section.
  5. This recipe doubles and freezes well.


Slow Cooker Instructions: Add all the ingredients into your slow cooker, break up the ground turkey, and then set it to low. Your Keto Chili will be done in 4-6 hours based on your specific slow cooker.

Note: The nutrition facts are for a one-cup serving of chili.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 5.5gSaturated Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 577mgCarbohydrates: 6.9gNet Carbohydrates: 4.7gFiber: 2.2gSugar: 2.2gProtein: 24.3g

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