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Big Batch Turkey and Chard Chili Recipe

Big Batch Turkey and Chard Chili

Canadian Turkey has a Big Batch Turkey and Chard Chili recipe that makes planning meals ahead of time easy-peasy and so delicious!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 8 people


  • 2 lbs ground Canadian turkey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups minced white onions
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp ground Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsps sweet smoked paprika
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 litre turkey broth
  • 1 can (540 ml) Navy beans drained
  • 1 can(540 ml) Cannellini beans drained
  • 1 can(540 ml) Chickpeas drained
  • 1 cup corn fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup roughly chopped Swiss chard


  • 1. In a non-stick pan or skillet, sauté onions and olive oil until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes.
  • 2. Turn heat to medium - high. Add turkey and sear to brown on all sides.
  • 3. Reduce heat and add spices. Add garlic.
  • 4. Continue to mix to ensure turkey doesn’t stick and meat breaks up into chunks.
  • 5. Transfer mixture to slow cooker.
  • 6. Add broth.
  • 7. Add beans.
  • 8. Turn to low for 3 hours or high for 1.5.
  • 9. If mixture is still watery and you are looking for a creamier texture, remove 1 cup of mixture and use a hand blender to puree. Add back to chili and stir to incorporate.
  • 10. Add corn and chard for an additional 15 minutes to cook through.


You can use this recipe to create multiple meals to have on hand.  Just freeze into family size portions and defrost when you’re ready to eat.
Keyword bbq turkey chili
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