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4.5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Smoky Turkey Chili

Assemble this slow cooker smoky turkey chili ahead of time and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you're ready to cook: thaw, dump it in the slow cooker, push 'start' and walk away. So easy!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: freezer, ground turkey, slow cooker
Servings: 8
Calories: 293kcal
Author: Denise


  • 1.5 lb ground turkey lean
  • 2 cups onion chopped
  • 2 carrot chopped
  • 2 celery chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 11 oz can of corn drained
  • 19 oz can kidney beans drained & rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 chipotle peppers chopped
  • 4 tablespoons adobo sauce from the can of chipotles
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 23 oz/680mL tomato sauce I used two 13.5 oz/398 mL cans


  • Cook ground turkey in a large pan over medium heat, breaking it up into small pieces, until no pink remains (5-8 minutes)
  • Place all ingredients in a 5 quart slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours
  • To assemble ahead & freeze
  • Place all ingredients except the diced tomatoes & tomato sauce in a gallon-sized heavy duty freezer bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible, then freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw completely before placing in a 5 quart slow cooker with the diced tomatoes & tomato sauce and cooking on low for 8 hours.


Serving: 1/8 of batch | Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 593mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g