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Lean Protein Slow Cooker Chili

I love this recipe on cold days like today. Although we are moving towards warmer weather it is still fantastic for a healthy boost of lean protein, fiber and LOTS of delicious veggies. We are meat eaters in my household but this can easily be made into a vegetarian version by adding extra veggies and legumes.


  • 1 lb of ground chicken
  • 4 turkey sausages
  • 1 small can on tomato paste
  • 1 19oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • Any veggies you like – I love to use mushrooms, zucchini, corn, bell peppers, kale and carrots but really anything you have in the fridge will do
  • Any legumes you like – My family loves black beans but this recipe works well with kidney beans, lentils or chick peas
  • Chili Powder, salt and pepper to taste
  • Other favourite spices

Cooking Instructions

  1. Dice your onion and garlic and then sweat on low in EVOO in frying pan
  2. Add the ground chicken to brown
  3. Boil sausages until cooked through
  4. Slice sausages into bite sized pieces
  5. Dice all of your veggies
  6. Add meat, veggies, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, legumes and spices to slow cooker
  7. Add spices to taste
  8. Cook on low for 7-9 hours
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