Low Fat, Barbecue Turkey Chili Potato Skillet

This is a de-licious, one pan wonder! It uses a handful of simple ingredients to create a flavorful, fantastic, quick dinner. This chili recipe is unique since it’s made with barbecue sauce and diced potatoes instead of beans and chili powder. Each (1 cup) serving has 285 calories, 2 grams fat and 8 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints. The whole family will love it!!!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time 35 minutes


4 cups potato, peeled and diced into small pieces

3 cups onions, chopped

Olive oil spray or your favorite cooking spray

2 teaspoons olive oil

1¼ pound package 99% fat-free ground turkey breast, see healthy benefits

1 (18 oz) bottle of barbecue sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray’s or Bull’s-eye original)

1 cup (8 oz) tomato sauce, from a jar or can

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


1. Place potatoes in a microwave safe bowl and cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes until slightly soften. They should not be completely cooked through. Set aside. Place onions in another microwave safe bowl and cook in microwave for 4 minutes, until soft.

2. Coat a large nonstick pan or skillet with cooking spray.  Heat olive oil.  Add ground turkey.  Cook over medium-high heat, about 5-6 minutes.  Stir often breaking up turkey into small pieces.

3. Using a rubber spatula, add cooked onions and potatoes to turkey. Stir in barbecue sauce, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer. Using a rubber spatula, stir a few times while simmering. Continue to simmer until potatoes are completely cooked and soft, about 25-30 minutes.

4. This chili freezes great.

Makes 8 cups (each hearty serving, 1 cup)

Healthy Benefits

I used 99% fat-free ground turkey breast. If you decide to use regular ground turkey, be sure to drain the fat before adding it back to the pan. This simple step will cut the fat way down.

Prep Tips

The reason I suggest using a rubber spatula to mix the ingredients together is to keep the diced potatoes intact as they soften. If you use a medal spoon they became mashed.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 cup serving
285 calories, 2g fat, 1g sat. fat, 21g protein, 47g carbs, 3g fiber, 792mg sodium, 23g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
177 calories, 0g sat. fat, 22g sugar, 2g protein