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Instant Pot Turkey Chili Recipe: Hearty & Flavorful Instant Pot Turkey Chili Recipe: Hearty & Flavorful


Instant Pot Turkey Chili Recipe: Hearty & Flavorful

Written by: Emily Smith

Whipping up my hearty instant pot turkey chili is a breeze! It's packed with lean turkey, beans, and veggies, all simmered in a rich, flavorful broth. Perfect for cozy, comforting dinners!

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Get ready, we're diving into my go-to comfort food, the Instant Pot Turkey Chili. It's hearty, packed with flavors and oh-so-satisfying. This chili recipe has the perfect blend of spices, lean turkey, and fiber-rich beans. Trust me, one bite of this scrumptious dish and you'll be hooked. It's not just a bowl of chili, it's a burst of taste that leaves you craving for more. Let's make some magic in the kitchen!

Ingredients for Delicious Turkey Chili in the Instant Pot

  • Ground turkey: Lean protein source that adds flavor and texture, a healthier alternative to beef in this hearty chili recipe.
  • Onion: Adds depth of flavor and natural sweetness, a staple ingredient in many savory dishes like chili.
  • Red bell pepper: Sweetness and crunch, adds color and a hint of sweetness to balance the savory and spicy flavors.
  • Garlic: Aromatic and flavorful, enhances the overall taste profile of the chili with its pungent and savory notes.
  • Diced tomatoes: Provides a rich and tangy base for the chili, adding moisture and depth of flavor to the dish.
  • Kidney beans: Hearty and creamy texture, a good source of fiber and plant-based protein, adds substance to the chili.
  • Black beans: Adds a meaty texture and earthy flavor, a good source of plant-based protein and fiber in the chili.
  • Chicken broth: Adds depth of flavor and richness, enhances the savory notes of the chili without overpowering other ingredients.
  • Chili powder: Essential for that classic chili flavor, adds warmth and depth with a blend of spices like cumin and paprika.

Essential Tools for Making This Instant Pot Turkey Chili

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the turkey chili quickly while retaining flavors and ensuring a tender texture.
  • Spatula: Needed for stirring and breaking up the ground turkey as it cooks in the instant pot.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and brown the ground turkey.
  2. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic, and cook until softened.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, chicken broth, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  4. Close the Instant Pot lid and set to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  5. Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing any remaining pressure.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 320 kcal | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Protein: 25 g | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 2.5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 60 mg | Sodium: 680 mg | Dietary Fiber: 10 g | Sugar: 5 g | Calcium: 100 mg | Potassium: 800 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Vitamin A: 500 µg | Vitamin C: 30 mg

Tips for Making Instant Pot Turkey Chili Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the turkey chili according to the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the chili to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cool the chili completely before freezing.
  • Transfer the chili to a freezer-safe container or resealable bags.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Ground turkey is a lean protein option that works well in chili, as it absorbs flavors nicely without adding excess fat.

Common Questions About Making Turkey Chili in the Instant Pot

Can I use ground beef instead of ground turkey in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute ground beef for ground turkey if you prefer.
How spicy is this turkey chili?
The level of spiciness can be adjusted by adding more or less chili powder to suit your taste.
Can I freeze the leftovers?
Absolutely! This chili freezes well and is perfect for meal prep.
How long does it take to cook this chili in the instant pot?
The cooking time in the instant pot is 10 minutes on high pressure, but remember to account for the time it takes to come to pressure and release naturally.
Is this recipe gluten-free?
Yes, this turkey chili recipe is gluten-free as long as the chicken broth and canned ingredients are gluten-free.

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