Warm and Smoky Chipotle Turkey Chili for Cozy Nights











This delicious Chipotle Turkey Chili is perfect for a cozy night in, blending smoky flavors with hearty nutrition. Ready in just 45 minutes, it's a gluten-free delight that serves up comfort in every bite.


Step 1: Preheat and Prepare Peppers

Start by preheating your oven to a welcoming 400 degrees F. While the oven warms up, grab a baking sheet and lay out your poblano and jalapeno peppers. Drizzle them with a bit of olive oil and give them a good rub to ensure they're well-coated. This not only helps in roasting them evenly but also adds that extra layer of flavor. Roasting brings out a smoky sweetness in the peppers, providing a deep flavor base for your chili.
Pro Tip: Wear gloves while handling peppers to avoid any burns.

Step 2: Cook and Season Turkey

While your peppers are cozying up in the oven, heat a large pot over medium heat with a glug of olive oil. Add chopped onions and minced garlic to the pot, and cook them until they're soft and fragrant - this will take about 5 to 8 minutes. Patience is key here; you want them to release all their lovely flavors. Then, introduce the ground turkey to the pot. Break it up with your spoon and let it brown nicely. Season it with a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Once fully cooked, mix in the chili powder, chipotle peppers, both jalapeno, and poblano peppers, and a splash of adobo sauce for that irresistible smoky kick.
Pro Tip: Breaking the turkey into small pieces ensures it soaks up all the spicy flavors.

Step 3: Simmer and Serve

Now for the magic to happen: pour in the chicken stock, and add the beans and crushed tomatoes into the mix. Give it a good stir and let it all simmer under cover on low heat for at least 1 to 2 hours. This slow simmer allows all the flavors to meld beautifully and the sauce to thicken, enriching the whole dish. Remember, good things come to those who wait! When you're ready to serve, adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper, and more chili powder to your liking. Ladle the chili into bowls, and add a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley for a pretty and tasty garnish.
Pro Tip: Letting the chili simmer slowly is the key to building layers of flavor.