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Gluten-Free High Protein Turkey Chili 

gluten free chili with turkey cheddar cheese and limes in two bowls

This gluten free chili recipe is loaded with flavor, fiber, and protein!

A good gluten free chili recipe can be hard to come by sometimes, but you’re in luck! This recipe has everything you need to feel full and satisfied with a warm bowl of turkey chili.

What’s so special about this gluten free turkey chili?

This gluten free chili recipe is very similar to my beef and bean chili recipe… with a few tweaks. It’s just like my mom used to make it and is made even better with a squirt of lime and some plain greek yogurt on top!

gluten free chili in two bowls with gold spoons

Is chili gluten free usually?

Chili is often times not gluten free. many canned varieties or those you’ll get from a restaurant often have some sort of flour added to thicken it up some. If you want to do that to this recipe, I recommend adding 2 Tbsp masa flour about 10 minutes before you plan to take it off the stove.

How do you make a high protein chili?

Beans! They’re the best thing about chili recipes if you ask me! (I realize that’s pretty un-Texan of me to say, but I just love the added fiber and protein.) Add the beans along with the meat make for the perfect high protein chili.

turkey gluten free chili with greek yogurt and cheddar cheese

This is a delicious heart healthy chili recipe

A heart healthy recipe should be high in fiber and lower in sodium and saturated fat. My gluten free chili has all of these things going for it!

What we’re adding to make this heart healthy turkey chili

To make this chili heart healthy, we’re adding in beans as I mentioned, we’re using a low saturated fat meat like turkey and opting for low-to-no sodium canned ingredients.

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Turn it into a three bean turkey chili

If you want to make your gluten free chili even more heart healthy, you can add in some clack beans or kidney beans as well!

A few tips for this gluten free chili recipe

And finally, before we get to the actual turkey chili recipe itself, these are some of my best tips for making any kind of gluten free chili:

  • About 10 minutes before you plan to take your soup pot off the stove, add in 2 Tbsp masa flour and mix it in well. this will help thicken it up!
  • Don’t drain the liquid from your cans of beans before adding them to your pot. That liquid ads thickness and flavor. And if you’re using a low sodium variety we don’t need to worry about rinsing them anyways.
  • Add in other veggies or even a high protein pasta if you’d like!

Other gluten free soups and gluten free chili to try

gluten free chili with turkey cheddar cheese and limes in two bowls
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4.55 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Servings: 8
Carbohydrates: 29g


  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • Oil
  • 24-32 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can cannellini beans
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt can adjust to your taste preferences
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 ½ Tbsp cumin
  • 1 ½ Tbsp oregano
  • 1 cup water


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Brown your ground turkey until cooked through. Drain the grease and set aside.
  • In a large soup pot, add a small amount of oil and the chopped onion. Sauté the onion over medium high heat for 10 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the onion has begun to brown, add all of your remaining ingredients. (Do not drain liquid from cans before adding to the pot.) Stir everything together to combine.
  • Bring your chili to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes with the lid off. Enjoy!


When buying canned ingredients, try to select No Salt Added or Reduced Sodium when possible.
The nutrition facts presented are estimates only. The brands you use and product types chosen can change the nutritional information presented. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you use.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 634mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g
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8 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    It’s 8 servings total, but what would you say is a good guess at serving size? 1 cup? Thanks so much!

  2. I made this chili recipe last night for dinner when I discovered that I had all the ingredients in my kitchen. I really love the flavor and the recipe itself was fairly simple which I love!! I added a can of black beans and some frozen corn to give it a little more protein as suggested. I served it with gluten-free cornbread and that made a very satisfying meal! I will be making this again!!

  3. 5 stars
    I love chili. I’m in the south, so it doesn’t get cold often. When it does get cold, I enjoy a good bowl of chili.

    I’m going to try it with your Harissa Cornbread that I have made before that I thoroughly enjoyed.

  4. This looks wonderful. I noticed the spices excluding the salt, are tablespoons. I just want to be sure. It sounds like a lot.
    Thank you for recipe and help.

  5. In the notes it says, “The nutrition facts presented here are estimates only and reflect 1/4 cup sugar used.” But I don’t see sugar in the ingredients. However, the nutritional info says this recipe has 9 grams of sugar. Could you clarify?

    1. Hi Stacy, the comment about 1/4 cup of chili was a typo. I copied the disclaimer from another one of my recipes and forgot to delete that line. I’ve updated it, thank you for catching that! The 9g of sugar in the recipe are from the tomatoes, tomato sauce, and onions.

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