Gluten Free Turkey Chili

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, and soy free. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 172 kcal
Author Jereann Zann - Celiac Mama


  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper finely chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 stalks of celery finely chopped
  • 2-3 large carrots finely chopped
  • 1 8 oz. can of pinto beans
  • 1 8 oz. can of garbanzo beans
  • 1 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  • 8-16 oz of water
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder


  1. Get your slow cooker set up. (If you don't have a slow cooker, this can be made in a large, oven safe pot.)
  2. Brown the turkey in a large saute pan on medium heat. Remove from heat when finished and add it to your slow cooker.
  3. Add the celery and carrot to the pan and "sweat" it until the celery starts to become translucent. This takes about 5 minutes on medium heat. Add it to the slow cooker when finished.
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes and the drained pinto and garbanzo beans to the slow cooker.
  5. Add the rest of the chopped vegetables and spices to the slow cooker, and stir until evenly spread out.
  6. Add the water until you reach the consistency that you like best. Some people like a lot of liquid in their chili so that it has more of a soup feel. In those instances use the 16 oz. Otherwise, start with 8 oz and then add a little bit at a time until you're happy with it.
  7. Cook on high for 4 hours in a slow cooker. If you're cooking it in a large oven safe pan, then preheat the oven to 275 and cook for 5 hours.
  8. Optional - we like to serve it over rice or quinoa and top it with sliced avocado. 

  9. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

When we do the prep work for this recipe, we chop twice as many veggies and put half in a freezer container for future use. This recipe also makes enough for 8 servings, and since there are four of us we either use the extra for leftovers for lunch or freeze it for a future meal when schedules get crazy.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Turkey Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 649mg28%
Potassium 754mg22%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 3350IU67%
Vitamin C 43.1mg52%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.