THE BEST CHILI EVER - Super lean and healthy chili recipe from Teena's Fitness. Ground chicken or ground turkey works well with this healthy recipe.

Super Lean Chili Recipe

Super Lean Chili recipe from Teena's cookbook Feel Like a Fitness Model. This recipe is loaded with vegetables and tastes great. The best chili recipe I have tried.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, healthy chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 215kcal
Author Randa Derkson


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 cup zucchini diced
  • 1 cup onions diced
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage I used pre-packaged coleslaw veggies
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 14oz can white kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 14oz can red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 14oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable juice V8
  • 1/2 cup fancy molasses
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • Chili powder cumin, salt, pepper, cayenne to taste.


  • Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large pot and add your ground chicken or turkey. Scramble fry over medium heat until cooked.
  • Add all of the diced and chopped veggies and saute with the meat until all the vegetables are tender (5-7 minutes).
  • Now you'll add the diced tomatoes (with the juice), the small can of tomato paste and stir.
  • Add the beans, vegetable juice, molasses, corn and seasonings bring to a low boil.
  • Simmer covered for 45 minutes over low heat. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
  • Remove cover and simmer for another 15 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 965mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 3275IU | Vitamin C: 31.6mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg