Recipe: The easiest turkey kale chili – ever.

I threw this recipe together with things I had in my fridge and pantry. I was not expecting it to taste this good – I really just wanted to use up all the kale that I had on hand. I had a friend come over (who is very into my hippie-ish cooking) and she loved it. A few days later, another friend came over for lunch and we topped the chili with 1/4 avocado – and bam! I was asked for the recipe again! I was so surprised that my made up chili turned out so good. I think it’s because it’s heavy on the spices and that the kale cooks down so you barely even notice the 5 cups I put in there.  I’ve never had a recipe turn out on the first try! Maybe I’m getting better at this, or maybe it was my lucky day 🙂

Note that there is no image for this chili. That’s because we ate it so fast that I didn’t have time to take a photo! And the rest of it is currently in my freezer (this will stay good in the freezer for 1-2 months).

Here we have it folks! The easiest chili you will ever make.

Turkey Kale Chili


  • I package of ground turkey
  • 1 bell pepper chopped, or 1 carrot, shredded
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp of dehydrated onion – or 1 small onion diced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 can of tomato paste (you know, those small cans that are sitting in the back of your pantry)
  • 1 can of no salt added corn or 1 cup of frozen corn (optional)
  • 1 can of white kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1, 28-oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 4-5 cups of chopped kale
  • Cilantro for garnish (optional)

How to: 

Put all of this in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with some cilantro, avocado or, if you’re into it, some cheese.



Author: Jackie

Jackie is a certified holistic nutritionist (with the Alive Academy out of Richmond, B.C.) in her spare time. Full-time she works in an office (like many of you!) and is always looking for ways to make her busy life happy and healthy. She is a mom to 2 lovely daughters, and a wife to a picky-eater husband who always keeps her on her toes when she is creating healthy recipes.

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