Chipotle Ground Turkey Skillet Meal Prep

Yield: 4 servings 1x
Prep: 10 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutes

Full of flavor and packed with veggies like kale, jalapeno, onions and peppers, this Chipotle Ground Turkey Skillet Meal Prep is a quick one-pan make-ahead lunch option. Portion with your favorite rice for a delicious filling meal!



  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked rice of choice + cooking liquid
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 pound (16 ounces) lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds and stem removed, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeds and stem removed, diced
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeds and stem removed, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2/3 cup mild salsa
  • 3 tablespoons chipotle pepper hot sauce
  • 2 cups kale leaves, roughly chopped and stalks removed, loosely packed
  • serve with cilantro and guacamole


  1. Cook the meat: If you’re prepping with rice, start that first following box directions or your preferred method. In a Dutch Oven or 12 inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. When hot, add ground turkey and salt. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to break the meat into small pieces as it cooks. Cook the meat for about 5-6 minutes or until just barely cooked through, stirring occasionally.
  2. Cook the veggies: Next, add bell peppers, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cumin, salsa and hot sauce to the pan. Cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have softened and the liquid has reduced. Finally, add kale leaves and stir until bright green and slightly wilted, about 1 minute. Remove the pan from heat.
  3. Meal prep it: Add about 3/4 cup cooked rice to each meal prep container. Portion the ground turkey veggie mixture evenly between 4 meal prep containers. Garnish with cilantro and serve with guacamole if you wish. Store in an airtight container for up to four days in the refrigerator, or up to 3 months in the freezer.


Chipotle pepper hot sauce: I like Siete Chipotle Hot Sauce (affiliate link – I get it at Whole Foods), but Cholula or other brands would work too. You can also use leftover chipotle sauce from a can of chipotle peppers if you have it on hand (use 2 TB for mild, 3-4 TB for more spicy).

Rice: Serve with your favorite rice. Nutrition information estimated with My Fitness Pal using jasmine rice. Recipe video added 5/13/2022.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: about 2 cups
  • Calories: 480
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Protein: 27g
© Author: Danielle
Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired Method: Stovetop
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