Slow Cooker Fiesta Chili Supper

4.70 from 13 votes

A fiesta with every bite!

Your taste buds will celebrate this warm pot of bold flavors and chewy textures. This Slow Cooker Fiesta Chili Supper calls for clean ingredients like red bell peppers, chili powder, chipotle, and lime to capture the traditional flavors and colors of Mexico. Lean ground turkey packs a protein punch and savory, tender flavor. 

Corn kernels deliver a juicy crunch, adding veggie excitement to the dish.

You can never go wrong with a warm pot of chili on a busy night. This slow cooker dish spices up your ordinary chili recipe, making it a fiesta with every bite!

Planning Your Next Fiesta? Try This Slow Cooker Chili!

Are you in the process of planning your next fiesta and want to find a unique way to throw together a tasty blend of southwestern spices? This Slow Cooker Fiesta Chili will definitely hit the spot. It may even become one of your favorite ways to add more Mexican food to your meal rotations.

With a quick prep time to throw all of the ingredients into the slow cooker, you can then allow it to simmer throughout the day slowly, filling your home with delicious smells and making the whole family excited for dinner time! 

Ingredients You Will Need

This recipe does take quite a few ingredients, and there could be a few places here and there that you might be able to substitute if you happen to of forgotten something at the grocery store, but all of the different ingredients work together to form the perfect fiesta in your bowl.

  • Lean ground turkey
  • Red kidney beans
  • Garlic clove
  • Onion
  • Chicken broth
  • Corn kernels
  • Red bell pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Chipotle chili
  • Lime (or fresh lime juice)
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

Thankfully, a lot of these are probably pantry staples, especially if your family prefers to have some extra spice in their lives. 

How to Make This Amazing Slow Cooker Fiesta Chili Supper

One of the best parts about this fiesta chili supper is the easy prep! If you are struggling to decide on what’s for dinner tonight because one kid has practice and the other needs to get to piano lessons, take a few minutes in the morning to throw this together, and you can skip the drive-thru line and instead enjoy the tastes and nutritional benefits this dish has to offer.

First, you will brown the ground turkey. (You could also substitute with ground beef or chicken, depending on what your family’s needs are.) Once you complete that step, simply toss your meat and remaining ingredients into the slow cooker.

Turn on low for 6-8 hours, and come back to your own personal fiesta!

If you are in a hurry and don’t have that extra time for cooking, you could also put everything into a large pot on the stove and simply adjust your cooking time. Either way, this recipe is bound to become a family favorite very quickly!

Things You Can Add to Your Chili

One of the best ways to enjoy any kind of chili is to make it your own by adding in your favorite toppings. Finding your personal favorites might take a few tries, but you have to eat every day, so you might as well have a little bit of fun with it.

Here are a few of our suggestions to add to your Fiesta Chili Supper

  • Nonfat sour cream
  • Black beans
  • Green chiles
  • Tortilla chips
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Greek yogurt
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Scallions
  • Serve over the top of some rice for a delicious chili rice bowl

Each of these individually can bring so much flavor to the bowl, but once you find the perfect combination, um.. Delicious! 

Keep in mind that with each topping that you add, the nutrition information for the dish will slightly change. Just make sure it works for your tastebuds and your personal health and fitness goals. 

What to do with Leftovers

Another great reason that people love chili is the leftovers! Some even say that they enjoy the leftovers the next day more than the original. Chili also makes a great option when it comes to meal prepping or sending lunches to work or school, as it can be easily stored in an airtight container and heated up when they’re ready for it. The Slow Cooker Fiesta Chili Supper leftovers will remain good for 3-4 days when stored in the refrigerator. 

If you are preparing for a new baby or upcoming medical procedure, you could also store the chill in freezer-safe containers to enjoy on those evenings when you just aren’t feeling like preparing and cleaning up an entire meal. 

Need More Slow Cooker Dinner Ideas?

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Having slow cooker recipes on hand for busy nights can end up saving you not only money but also notches in your belt on your waistline. It is often too convenient to stop and grab fast food when your kids get out of practice, or you are running late getting out of the office. Taking a bit of time to prep and throw a healthy meal into the crock pot or slow cooker can not only save your meal but also relieve the stress for the day of what you should make for dinner that night. It’s already been taken care of!

We want to offer a little help and share with you some of our favorite slow cooker recipes.

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4.70 from 13 votes

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chili Supper

Colorful and delicious, this slow-cooked chili is just what you need to spice up your day.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1.5 cups
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 15 ounces red kidney beans can, drained and rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth, low-sodium
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels frozen
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 chipotle chili from can, minced with seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sauce from can of chipotle chili
  • 1 lime cut into wedges, for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a medium skillet cook ground turkey just until it loses its pink color. Drain any fat and add to the slow cooker.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Serve with lime wedges to squeeze into chili, if desired.
  • Optional topping ideas include nonfat sour cream or Greek yogurt, chopped cilantro, or scallions. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 459mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Slow Cooker

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    1. Holly, I added cooking instructions for the ground turkey. Adding uncooked turkey is the same as adding uncooked chicken, so it’s fine.
      The chili cooks plenty long enough to get fully cooked while in the slow cooker. It doesn’t take long to precook the ground turkey and it also gives you a chance to drain off any fat before adding to the slow cooker. 🙂

  1. I love your recipes. You do tell the servings but not the serving size. For example it says 6 servings, but does not say if that is 1 cup, 3/4 a cup, 1/2 cup etc. Would it be possible to add that to your recipes?
    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipes.

    1. Hi Irene, this recipe says to add “all remaining ingredients” after placing the cooked ground turkey in the slow cooker. This would include the beans!

  2. Hello, I was just wondering if you had any recommendation for cook time in an instant pot? This sounds so good, but using the instant pot would cut out one dirty pan!
    Thank you!

    1. For an Instant Pot this should be ready in about 20 to 30 minutes as long as you’re using canned beans.

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