You can lock me down anytime, as long as I have a big pot of turkey chili with all the toppings lined up! — Deliciousness for days! I love to make this chili in large amounts for the family. This one pot meal is a game day/crowd pleaser; it will have the entire family shouting for more!

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Lockdown Turkey Chili

  • Author: Azizah
  • Total Time: 45min


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 5 large garlic cloves
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika or chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 68 cups hot water
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 bunch of cilantro


  1. Chop all veggies and set aside.
  2. Add olive oil, garlic, onion, and green pepper to pot, add some salt to sweat the veggies, cook for 1-2 mins on medium heat.
  3. Next add in the ground turkey and cook on medium for 5 min.
  4. Mix in your chopped tomatoes and parsley and half of all seasonings.
  5. Last add in your 6-8 cups of hot water, cover and cook on medium for 15-20min.
  6. Uncover after 15-20min and add in 1 tbsp. of tomato paste, remainder of seasonings and a bunch of chopped cilantro.
  7. Cover and continue to cook on medium heat for 10-15min more or until chili has thickened some.
  8. Serve hot with your favorite toppings!


Chili Toppings: We love adding yummy toppings to our chili. I place them in bowls and let the kids go for it! Here are some of our favorites: Cheddar cheese shreds, avocado, coconut yogurt, chopped scallions, hot sauce, chopped cilantro, salsa, tortilla chips, shredded lettuce and jalapenos

  • Prep Time: 15min
  • Cook Time: 30min
  • Category: Recipes
  • Method: One Pot Meals


  • Serving Size: 1 large pot
  • Calories: 274
  • Sugar: 3.2 g
  • Sodium: 111.7 mg
  • Fat: 18.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 19.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.6 mg