Slow Cooked Chili w/ Sweet Potato, Lentils & Chickpeas

If you've been following our recipes you know we love anything that involves the Slow Cooker. It's a super inexpensive kitchen tool which makes making food a BREEZE and our Slow Cooked Chili w/ Sweet Potato, Lentils & Chickpeas recipe is no different! 

Throw the items into the slow cooker, walk away and six hours later *boom* - you've got yourself a few days worth of meals ready to go! How easy is that?

Alright, enough talking, let's get to it!


  • 1 1/2 lbs -680g Ground Turkey
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 1T. Olive oil
  • 1 large Sweet Potato (peeled & diced)
  • 1 15oz - 420g Chickpeas (drained & rinsed)
  • 1c. - 235g. Lentils (uncooked, rinsed & drained)
  • 2 14.5oz - 822g. Diced Tomatoes 
  • 6oz - 170g. Tomato Paste in 2c. -500ml warm water
  • 1c. - 250ml Chicken broth
  • 2 or more Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2t. Paprika pdr.
  • 1t. Chili pdr, Cayenne pepper & Cumin
  • 1/2t. Cinnamon



First sauté your onions for a few minutes in the olive oil and add the ground turkey. Cook until it's no longer pink.

Put this in your slow cooker.

Add the diced sweet potatoes,  lentils, chickpeas and all the spices.

Stir until everything is combined and coated with the seasoning.

Now add the diced tomatoes and slowly pour your tomato paste mixture and broth over it all.

Stir it all together and make sure everything is covered.

Time to put the lid on, set for Low 8-10 hrs or High 4-6 and walk away!

How easy is that?
Delicious and Robust! You've got to give this a try.




This recipe yields approximately 8 servings of a generous 2c.- 455g. each.

One serving contains,

  • Cal.          224
  • Fat.          14g
  • Carb.        23g
  • Sugar.       6g
  • Protein.   29g

Diane White
Diane White


The Buff Food Blog is updated every Thursday in collaboration with the Buff Mom, Diane. A lot of the recipes you'll find here every week is what the Buff Dudes consumed growing up, transforming them from a couple of simple 'dudes' into BUFF DUDES. In addition to her food recipes she is the one primarily in charge of all orders and customer service for our website so if you get a chance, say hi!