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Instant Pot White Turkey Chili

White Turkey Chili becomes even MORE delicious when made in an Instant Pot. Packed with turkey meat, white beans and veggies, this will quickly become a dinner favorite! This comfort food is super flavorful and delicious.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beans, bell peppers, comfort food, Instant Pot, turkey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 412kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 jalapenos finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 30 oz Cannellini beans rinsed and drained (2 cans)
  • 15 oz butter beans 1 can
  • 30 oz corn kernels drained (2 cans)
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • mozzarella cheese shredded, for topping


  • Set Instant Pot to saute. Add the olive oil and heat for 2 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, jalapenos and cilantro and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add turkey and cook until no longer pink; drain, if needed.
  • Add the chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper and mix well. Add the cannellini beans, butter beans, corn and chicken broth to the pot. Use a heavy-duty or wooden spoon to give the mixture a good stir. Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 20 minutes on high pressure (chili setting). It will take the IP around 24 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking
  • When cooking is done, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
  • Remove cover and serve immediately. Top with shredded cheese, if desired.


To add some spice to this chili recipe, add a can of green chilis and/or a chopped jalapeno pepper along with the onion and bell pepper in the beginning. You could also add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper!
Easily transform this into white chicken chili by using chicken instead of turkey! Either use ground chicken OR add 2 uncooked chicken breasts to the pot along with the liquids and spices. When the chili is done cooking, remove the chicken and shred it using two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the pot and stir!
Change up the beans! If you are not set on keeping this chili white, feel free to use any other variety of beans! Kidney, pinto or black beans would all taste great!
Throw in a can of diced tomatoes for more flavor!
Go crazy with the toppings! One of the things I love about chili is that there are about a million delicious, acceptable toppings to throw on top before diving in. Here are just a few ideas to get you started: avocado pieces, shredded cheese, sour cream, a lime wedge, chopped tomatoes, tortilla strips and red pepper flakes. YUMMY!


Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 795mg | Potassium: 836mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 551IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 6mg