Turkey & Cilantro Chilli

So, as I am getting back into the groove of Paleoliciousness, I was researching paleo chilli recipes Sunday in order to meal prep Sunday night for the week. Typically, I’ll make some sort of meat for lunch (dry chicken) paired with a vegetable (dry vegetables) which, in turn, has been dousing my meal with dressing by the end of the week because it tastes so bad. Well, the past is the past! I refuse to eat for the sake of eating, and not eating because it actually tastes great.

Hands down, this week tops # 1 in regards to a well-rounded, tasteful, meal prep. If you are trying to to stick to a diet plan and work during the week, I believe meal prepping is really the only way to go.

That being said – here is the recipe for the Turkey & Cilantro Chilli made Sunday night. Mind you, I doubled the ingredient list.

(I substituted the butter for olive oil & also sliced avocado and used as a topper once it was done)

Turkey & Cilantro Chilli


  • 12 oz ground turkey
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced into large chunks
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsps paprika
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch (3 oz) fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 8 oz tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion, garlic and peppers. Saute over a medium heat for five minutes.
  2. Add the turkey, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, and sprinkle in the cumin and paprika. Let fry until the turkey colours then stir in the tomato paste.
  3. Toss the tomatoes into the pot, followed by the potatoes. Pour in the broth. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat. Let it simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add 3/4 of the cilantro and simmer for a further five minutes. Sprinkle in the rest of the cilantro immediately before serving.



Props to – http://thingsmybellylikes.com/2013/04/30/turkey-cilantro-chili/



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