For anyone who loves Buffalo sauce, this Buffalo Turkey Chili recipe is for you! It is a healthier take on beef chili – using lean ground turkey or ground chicken breast for the protein component – but still hearty and full of flavor!
- 2 pounds ground turkey breast (or ground chicken breast)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into large dice
- 3 stalks celery, large dice
- 1 large red pepper, large dice
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1/2 tablespoon paprika
- 1/2 cup Buffalo sauce (i.e., Primal Kitchen or Noble Made Medium Buffalo Sauce)
- 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
- 1 (15 oz) diced tomatoes
- 1 (15 oz) chili beans in sauce (do not drain)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat a heavy pot over medium heat and add the oil. Cook the turkey breast, breaking it up with a spoon, until no longer pink.
- While the turkey is cooking, prepare the vegetables. Place the carrots, celery, pepper and garlic in a clean food processor bowl, and puree. Alternatively, cut the vegetables into a small mince.
- Add the vegetable mixture to the pot with the cooked turkey, and cook until the vegetables start to soften, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the chili powder, cumin, paprika, buffalo sauce, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and chili beans with their sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 1 hour.
- Season with additional salt and pepper to taste, if needed, and serve with your favorite garnishes.
Serve with healthy Almond Coconut Drop Biscuits!