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Instant Pot Chicken Chili

A hearty and satisfying chicken chili that's ready to serve in minutes!
Course Main
Cuisine American, Western
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 253kcal


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper deseeded and finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound (450g) ground chicken
  • 15 ounces 1 can (260g) kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander optional
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 14 ounces 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt to taste


  • Set Instant Pot to sauté mode and add the oil, then add onion and pepper and sauté for 5 minutes, until softened.
  • Stir in the garlic, then the chicken and cook until nicely browned, making sure to break up the chicken while browning.
  • Next, add chicken stock and quickly deglaze the inner pot by scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon in case anything is stuck on.
  • Then layer in the remaining ingredients, ending with chopped tomatoes and beans on top, making sure NOT to mix.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the valve to the sealing position, select manual pressure / high pressure and set the timer to 15 minutes.
  • When cook time is complete, allow for a full natural pressure release (NPR). Open the lid, stir thoroughly, then garnish and serve.


  • Make this using ground turkey instead of chicken.
  • Swap some or all of the kidney beans with pinto beans or black beans.
  • Add green chilis, diced jalapeño, or a dash of your favorite hot sauce.
  • There are 0 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving of this if you replace the oil with a calorie-controlled cooking spray.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 913mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 853IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 4mg