Chipotle Instant Pot Turkey Chili (Whole30, Paleo)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Pressurizing/depressurizing time
15 mins
Total Time
18 mins
 

Cozy up to a bowl of this amazing and easy Chipotle Instant Pot Turkey Chili! This recipe contains no beans for a Whole30 compliant and/or healthy paleo meal. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Turkey Chili, Paleo Turkey Chili, Whole30 Turkey Chili
Servings: 8
Calories: 293 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
Instant Pot Instructions
  1. Press "Saute" on your Instant Pot and allow it to heat up for a few minutes. Add the chopped bacon and cook until mostly browned (about 5 minutes). Add the turkey and saute until cooked through. (about 3 minutes). Pro tip: ground turkey cooks insanely fast so watch it closely and stir often!

  2. Add in the vegetable juice and deglaze (fancy term for "scrape") the bottom of the Instant Pot to remove any stuck on bits of bacon or turkey. 

  3. Add the remainder of the ingredients. Stir.

  4. Lock the lid into place and set the steam release handle (valve on top) to "Sealing". Press Manual>High Pressure>8 minutes. 

  5. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, allow for a natural release for 10 minutes, and then use a clean kitchen towel and flip the steam release handle to "venting" to remove any additional pressure. Pro tip: steam may be released during this process so watch your hands!

  6. Unlock the Instant Pot lid, top your chili with toppings of choice, and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Instructions
  1. In a skillet cook the chopped bacon on medium heat. Cook until mostly browned. Add the turkey and saute until cooked through. Pro tip: ground turkey cooks insanely fast so watch it closely and stir often!

  2. Add the bacon/turkey mixture to your slow cooker. Cover with the rest of the ingredients and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.

Stovetop Instructions
  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan cook the chopped bacon on medium heat. Cook until mostly browned. Add the turkey and saute until cooked through. Pro tip: ground turkey cooks insanely fast so watch it closely and stir often!

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook with the lid on over low heat for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally

Recipe Notes

If you are unable to find chipotle in adobo sauce without added sugars and seed oils, try this recipe to make your own. Alternatively, you can sub in 1/4-1/2 tsp of chipotle powder depending on how spicy you like your food.

 

You may also sub in 2 cups of tomato sauce but the flavor profile will change.

 

The chili will thicken the longer it sits, but if you'd like a super thick chili you can reduce the vegetable juice by 1/2 cup. Or, you may mix 2 tbsp of arrowroot powder (or cornstarch if you're not doing Whole30/paleo) with 1.5 tbsp of water, add to the Instant Pot and stir.

Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Instant Pot Turkey Chili (Whole30, Paleo)
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 250mg11%
Potassium 748mg21%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 5030IU101%
Vitamin C 38.7mg47%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.