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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 310kcal


  • 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


  • Add the onion and olive oil to your Instant Pot and sauté for 5 minutes. 
  • Add the turkey to the Instant Pot and cook it for a few minutes, breaking it up with your spoon.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to your Instant Pot and give it a good stir.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Serve with desired toppings and enjoy! Chili freezes well. 


  • You can use canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes for extra flavor.
  • Inactive time represents the time it will take to get your Instant Pot up to pressure. 
  • I use this 6-quart Instant Pot.
  • Want to make this in the slow cooker? Try my Crockpot turkey chili recipe.
  • You can make this on the stove. Just use a large pot and cook the onion and turkey as instructed. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes or until it's cooked through and the flavor is concentrated. 
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 1143mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2186IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 5mg