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Instant Pot Turkey Chili

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Instant Pot Turkey Chili

This comforting and easy instant pot turkey chili is made with ground turkey, kidney beans, fire-roasted canned tomatoes, and a few other yummy ingredients. It is all made in the instant pot for easy cleanup.

Who doesn’t love a big bowl of chili? I prefer my chili with ground turkey or ground chicken and lots of vegetables and spices.

This ground turkey instant pot chili is easy to assemble using the instant pot. The meat and vegetables are sauteed in the instant pot and then everything is pressured cooked in it.

Your kitchen is going to be filled with the aroma of this spicy turkey chili!

Instant pot turkey chili in a bowl

Turkey Chili Ingredients

All you need are a few pantry ingredients to make this spicy chili.

Instant pot turkey chili ingredients
  • some ground turkey
  • an onion
  • a green bell pepper
  • beef broth
  • canned kidney beans
  • caned fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • tomato paste
  • some garlic powder 
  • chili powder
  • ground cumin powder
  • dried oregano
  • salt and black pepper
  • cayenne pepper, optional
Instant pot turkey chili in two bowls.

How to Make Instant Pot Turkey Chili

With the electric pressure cooker on the saute mode, heat until “hot.” Add the ground turkey, onion, and green pepper. Cook until the turkey is completely cooked through. Transfer the meat mixture to a colander to drain well.

Instant pot turkey chili ingredients

While the meat drains, pour the beef broth into the electric pressure cooker and scrape the bottom with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pot. 

Add the meat mixture to the electric pressure cooker. Add beef broth and deglaze the bottom of the pot by scraping with a wooden spoon.

Add the beans and seasonings to the meat mixture. Stir to evenly distribute the ingredients.

Over the top, pour the tomatoes and dot with tomato paste. Do not stir.

Instant pot turkey chili ingredients

Place the lid on the pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing. Program the pressure cooker on “manual” or “pressure cook” for 25 minutes.

When the cooking cycle has finished, perform a quick release. Remove the lid and stir the chili.

instant pot turkey chili just cooked.
instant pot turkey chili just finished cooking

Serve with desired toppings: diced onion, shredded cheese, and/or sour cream.

Instant pot turkey chili in a bowl.

Can I use ground chicken to make chili?

Yes, you use ground chicken to make chili. I do it all the time and it tastes amazing.

Can I make chili in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can make chili in a slow cooker. Follow the recipe, except cook the ingredients in a skillet. Then add the ingredients to a slow cooker and heat on low for 8 hours. Your home will smell amazing!

Instant pot turkey chili in a bowl.

Paleo ground turkey chili

To make this recipe Paleo, skip adding the beans and instead add some more vegetables and diced sweet potatoes.

Keto ground turkey chili

To make this recipe keto, skip adding the beans and instead add more vegetables and double the amount of ground turkey.

Instant pot turkey chili in two bowls.

How do I store homemade chili?

You can store homemade chili in your refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 7 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months.

Instant pot turkey chili in two bowls.

Can I freeze chili?

Yes, you can freeze chili. I make chili in bulk and freeze it in servings of 2-3.

When I am ready to use the chili, I unthaw the container either in my refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for a few hours.

Then reheat the chili in a saucepan over medium-low heat until it is heated through, stirring often.

Instant pot turkey chili in two bowls.

More Easy Gluten Free Dinner Recipes

Instant Pot Ground Turkey Chili Recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Turkey Chili

Instant pot turkey chili in bowls

This comforting and easy instant pot turkey chili is made with ground turkey, kidney beans, fire-roasted canned tomatoes, and a few other yummy ingredients. It is all made in the instant pot for easy cleanup.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.25 pounds (20 ounces) ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 to 4 cups beef broth, depending on desired thickness
  • 2 (15.5 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional

Instructions

    1. With the electric pressure cooker on the saute mode, heat until “hot.” Add the ground turkey, onion, and green pepper. Cook until the turkey is completely cooked through. Transfer the meat mixture to a colander to drain well.
    2. While the meat drains, pour the beef broth into the electric pressure cooker and scrape the bottom with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pot. 
    3. Add the meat mixture to the electric pressure cooker. Add beef broth and deglaze the bottom of the pot by scraping with a wooden spoon.
    4. Add the beans and seasonings to the meat mixture. Stir to evenly distribute the ingredients.
    5. Pour the tomatoes and dot with tomato paste. Do not stir.
    6. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing. Program the pressure cooker on “manual” or “pressure cook” for 25 minutes.
    7. When the cooking cycle has finished, perform a quick release. Remove the lid and stir the chili.
    8. Serve with desired toppings: diced onion, shredded cheese, and/or sour cream.
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