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Easy Chicken + Veggie Chili

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


Simple paleo chicken (or turkey) chili loaded with veggies for a protein and fiber-packed cozy meal! 


  • 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil 
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced 
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 1 bell pepper, diced 
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced into small pieces 
  • 1 lb ground chicken (or sub ground turkey) 
  • 2 tbsp chili powder 
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika 
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • Dash of cayenne (optional) 
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes 
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth 
  • 1 bag of frozen riced cauliflower 


  1. Heat a large heavy bottomed pot over medium heat. once hot, add avocado oil and stir in onion and garlic. cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in bell pepper and zucchini. cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. 
  3. Add ground chicken, sea salt, and all other seasonings, and break up into small pieces and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Pour in cauliflower rice, crushed tomatoes, and vegetable broth. stir and bring back to bubbling, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 35-40 minutes. Taste and adjust salt and/or spice level.