Extra-lean Turkey Chili with Kale

This delicious Extra-lean Turkey Chili with Kale recipe is healthy, easy to make, gluten-free, low-fat, and perfect for a chilly day! 
A white bowl with extra-lean turkey chill with kale inside with a spoon placed in.

Hello Everyone,

How are you? I am very tired because I just arrived in Canada after a 10-hour flight. I was in Brazil visiting my family and friends for about 2 months and now it is time to get back to my “real life”. I had such a great time down there, enjoying the beautiful and wonderful summer time and my nephew who was born last November. This time, it was really hard to leave Brazil because of my nephew. I was helping my sister with her new baby for one month and two weeks and during this time, I got very close to him. Don’t worry, I’ll talk about my vacation in Brazil in my next post.

Close up image of a bowl of extra-lean turkey chill with kale.

I was missing my home, my Canadian friends, and family, but to be honest, this weather is totally disappointing. I know you may think, “why are you complaining about the weather if you lived in Canada for years. You should be used to it”. I have to agree and I don’t complain much about the COLD temperatures, because all the places are heated and if you have a good quality coat, you are totally fine. However, I really can’t get used to the dark days. For me, this is the worst part of the winter. When I wake up at 6:30 am is still very dark and when it is 4 pm it is already dark again!! Oh gosh!!

But, let’s talk about good things like delicious winter food!! Yes, I love winter food and one of my favorites is turkey chili because I love beans and all the spices we can add in there. It is warm and perfect for this time of the year. Soups (like my Spicy Carrot Soup) and chilis are my go-to.

So, I definitely love to have this dish at least one time per week. This extra-lean turkey chili with kale is very healthy because I used lean turkey meat to reduce the amount of fat and added the superfood kale since this green is packed with antioxidants such as vitamin C and beta-carotene. Got extra kale? Here’s How to Make Spicy Kale Chips! If you have extra ground try, try this Ground Turkey Cauliflower Rice Veggie Bowls (Meal-Prep)!

Want to try another chili recipe? Try my Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili or these Top 30 Healthy Chili Recipes!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and give it a try. I promise this delicious and nutritious chili will help you to feel warmer this winter. Thanks a lot for reading. Want to browse all of my healthy recipe posts? Follow my Primavera Kitchen Board on Pinterest!!! For this time of year, I also have great Pinterest Boards full of awesome recipes like Healthy Dinner, Healthy Winter Recipes, Healthy Slow Cooker Meals, and Soups and Stews. I hope you enjoy all the delicious and healthy recipes I have there!!

extra-lean turkey chill with kale

Extra-lean Turkey Chili with Kale

This delicious Extra-lean Turkey Chili with Kale recipe is healthy, easy to make, gluten-free, low-fat, and perfect for a chilly day! 
3.86 from 7 votes



  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and sauté onions until they are translucent.
  • Add garlic and sauté until you can smell garlic aroma.
  • Add ground turkey and cook for 10 minutes and stirring occasionally.
  • Add pepper, celery, and carrots. Stir until combined.
  • Add all the spices, tomatoes, and the beans. Heat to a boil for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Then reduce heat to low.
  • Cook on low heat for about 2 hours. Add kale and cook for more 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper for taste and adjust if necessary.
Serving: 1/6, Calories: 277kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 316mg, Potassium: 1131mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 9g

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extra-lean turkey chili with kale