This Instant Pot turkey chili is the best easy chili recipe! Making chili in the electric pressure cooker is hassle-free and fast. A healthy family comfort food!

Instant Pot Turkey Chili

This Instant Pot turkey chili recipe is healthy, comforting, and easy. You can make a big batch in 40 minutes total!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot chili, Instant Pot turkey chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Inactive time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 310 kcal
Author Natasha Bull


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground turkey (I used thigh)
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 (15 fluid ounce) can red kidney beans drained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (28 fluid ounce) can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika (smoked works too!)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Add the onion and olive oil to your Instant Pot and sauté for 5 minutes. 

  2. Add the turkey to the Instant Pot and cook it for a few minutes, breaking it up with your spoon.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients to your Instant Pot and give it a good stir.

  4. Close the lid, set the valve on "sealing", and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. It'll take about 10-15 minutes for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure.

  5. Once the countdown has finished, carefully do a quick release. You can let it depressurize naturally if you wish, but I like the turkey better when it's a bit more tender. 

  6. Serve with desired toppings and enjoy! Chili freezes well. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Turkey Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 659mg29%
Potassium 1143mg33%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 2186IU44%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.