Turkey Chicken Chili

On a super cold day we all have our comfort foods and for some of us Chili is just that. One problem! Chili can be loaded with fat and calories and can weigh you down! Try this one out you’ll never miss the ground beef!

I say you won’t miss it, however if you prefer you can use extra lean ground beef as well, but I do love the flavor of the chicken and turkey.

16 oz extra lean ground chicken
16-20 oz extra lean ground turkey
1 can Kidney Beans
1 can Black Beans
1 Red bell pepper (diced)
1 Green bell pepper (diced)
1 large onion (diced) + more for topping
1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and minced)
1 cherry pepper (seeded and minced)
1 yellow chili pepper (seeded and minced)
2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 can Stewed tomatoes
1 can chicken broth
1 Tbsp hot sauce
2 Tbsp Chili Powder
1/2 Tbsp Cumin
1 Tsp Pepper (white, black or mixed)
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tsp Onion Powder
1 pinch Red pepper flakes
cheese for topping

Brown the meats in a skillet using non stick cooking spray and once cooked through, strain.
Add all of the ingredients to the crock pot and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.

If you don’t have a crock pot and don’t want to invest in one you can cook this in a pot on the stove over a low heat for 3-4 hours stirring occasionally in order to not burn the bottom.

For 1/8th of a pot – 300 calories, 2g fat, 25g carbs, 37g protein (plus your toppings, 60 calories for 1/2 oz cheese and a couple T of onions)

If you don’t like beans- DON’T ADD THEM!
If you prefer to have extra lean ground beef – GO FOR IT!
If you want super SPICY – Add lots of peppers and some cayenne pepper and hot sauce
If you don’t do spice – Don’t add peppers or hot sauce!

Play with it a little, and have fun! Its super tasty!

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