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Instant Pot Turkey Chili

This Instant Pot turkey chili is absolutely the best around! It's comforting, healthy and full of flavor but lightened up with some veggies and lean turkey.
Course Soup and Stew
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 347kcal


  • 1 Tbsp. olive or avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 green or poblano pepper seeded and chopped
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken or beef broth
  • 15 oz. can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. can chili beans drained and rinsed
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ Tbsp. Worcestershire (link is to a gluten free Worcestershire sauce)
  • 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • ½ Tbsp. lime juice
  • Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, avocado, hot sauce, chopped red onion or sliced green onion, and/or any other desired toppings


  • Turn Instant Pot on to Sauté setting and add oil to pot.
  • Once oil is hot, add chopped onion, peppers, and carrot and sauté 4-5 minutes until softened and starting to brown.
  • Add garlic and turkey and brown, using a wooden spoon to break up into small pieces while cooking.
  • Once turkey is browned. add chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper and cook 1 minute longer until spices become aromatic.
  • Add a splash of the broth and use the wooden spoon to deglaze pan and scrape up any burnt areas on bottom before pouring the rest of the broth in.
  • Add beans, crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire, cocoa powder, and tomato paste. Stir well to mix ingredients together.
  • Close and seal Instant Pot lid and move vent to closed position.
  • Set pressure level to High and set pressure cook time to 10 minutes (manual setting).
  • When finished cooking, quick release pressure using a long wooden spoon and kitchen towel and once safe, remove lid.
  • Add lime juice and stir chili. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and additional chili powder if preferred and serve with your favorite toppings.


*To make chili on the stovetop, follow all instructions but make in a large pot instead of Instant Pot. Sauté on medium heat to cook peppers, onions, and turkey. After adding broth, crushed tomatoes and other ingredients, bring to a simmer and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes before adding lime juice and serving.  


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1401mg | Potassium: 1572mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 6368IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 7mg