30 Minute Turkey Chili With Quinoa

"When it's 5:30pm and you need a 30 minute meal that's easy and delish, this Turkey Quinoa Chili is your answer @jenwiderstrom and I got your back."
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 4 - 6

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For the Chili


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, small dice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1 pound ground turkey meat
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa



  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Cilantro


  • Step 1

    Heat oil over medium/high heat in a large pot. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic, bell pepper, and poblano pepper and cook another 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 2

    Add the ground turkey, chili powder, cumin, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook for about 5 minutes, breaking up the meat until it starts to brown.

  • Step 3

    Add the diced tomatoes, chicken stock, beans, and quinoa. Stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until quinoa is cooked. Serve hot with your favorite toppings!

  • Step 4

    To make this in the slow cooker, first brown the onions and turkey meat in a pan with a little olive oil. Then add to the slow cooker with the remaining ingredients and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 7 hours.