This Healthy Instant Pot Turkey and Lentil Chili Recipe is the perfect meal for any night of the week! The turkey keeps the calories low and the extra boost of lentils in the chili helps keeps you feeling full.
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Healthy Instant Pot Turkey and Lentil Chili

This Healthy Instant Pot Turkey and Lentil Chili Recipe is the perfect meal for any night of the week! The turkey keeps the calories low and the extra boost of lentils in the chili helps keeps you feeling full.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Instant Pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 7 servings
Calories 382kcal
Author Carmy

Ingredients

  • 1 lb turkey
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste or regular diced garlic
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dry green lentils
  • 1 cup tomato passata
  • 398 mL diced tomatoes (14 fl oz)
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 540 ml black beans drained and rinsed
  • 127 ml green chiles with the liquid
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  • In your Instant Pot, turn on the sauté mode and brown your ground turkey. Then add in the diced onions, garlic paste, tomato paste, and salt. Cook until everything is fully browned and the onions have softened.
  • Add in the lentils, chicken stock, tomato passate, diced tomatoes, the spices, black beans, green chiles, and water.
  • Cover the Instant Pot, turn the valve to sealing, and turn it to manual and set the timer to 15 minutes.
  •  Quick release once done and serve. Optional: top with sour cream.

Stove Top Instructions

  • In your dutch oven, brown your ground turkey. Then add in the diced onions, garlic paste, tomato paste, and salt. Cook until everything is fully browned and the onions have softened.
  • Add in the lentils, chicken stock, tomato passate, diced tomatoes, the spices, black beans, green chiles, and water.
  • Bring the mixture up to a boil and then lower the heat and let the chili simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally. 

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • In a skillet, brown your ground turkey and onion with a pinch of salt.
  • In your slow cooker, add in the ground turkey and onion once they're done along with garlic paste, tomato paste, lentils, chicken stock, tomato passate, diced tomatoes, the spices, black beans, green chiles, and water.
  • Set the slow cooker on low for 6 hours or high for 4.

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Nutrition

Serving: 7servings | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 714mg | Potassium: 1232mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 13.6% | Vitamin C: 21.7% | Calcium: 9.4% | Iron: 37.9%