Instant Pot Chicken Chili

All I wanted for Christmas this year was an Instant Pot, and I’m so glad I got it!  In fact, I cheated and used it to make some great stuff on Christmas Eve.  

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allergy friendly chicken chili in instant pot

If you haven’t heard of Instant Pot, it is a magical electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and yogurt maker in one.  You can also use it to saute before you apply pressure or let it cook slow and low!  

Being the techie I am, I of course has to get the Instant Pot Smart, complete with Bluetooth capability and app.

After the standard Instant Pot water test, I made a great sweet potato and carrot soup, and some rice.  One of the things which had me the most excited about the instant pot was the prospect of Instant Pot Chili.  

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Who doesn’t love chili, especially when it can be cooked in a fraction of the time?

Vitamix + Instant Pot Chili Without Onion

Lately, I’ve been a huge fan of Chicken Chili, and I figured I would give it a go in my Instant Pot.  It took me a while to warm up to the idea of Chicken Chili, but once I made it, I was hooked.

I figured since I was using my new Instant Pot, I would also bring out one of my favorite cooking devices the Vitamix,.

I used my Vitamix to chop all the vegetables and make the ground chicken chunks a little smaller.  As a bonus, this Vitamix Chicken Chili is also gluten free, dairy free, and free of the top 8 and 11 allergens.

You won’t see things like onion either in here, which yes, you can be allergic to.  It can also be just plain irritating to people with sensitive systems.

Like most of my recipes, I keep the ingredients simple in this onion free chili.  Just because you’re making something different to get around food allergies or intolerances doesn’t mean you have to miss out!

Yield: 8

Instant Pot Chicken Chili Without Onion {Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Allergy Friendly}

instant pot chicken chili without onion

This is a lighter alterantive to classic beef chili.

It is full of hidden vegetables chopped small with the Vitamix. If you don't have a Vitamix you can also use any blender or food processor.

This chicken chili is made without onion, and is also top 8/top 11 allergy free.

It is super easy to make because it all cann be made right in the Instant Pot!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 2 lbs Ground Chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers
  • 4 Small Carrots or 2 Large Carrots
  • 4 Celery Stalks
  • 2 heaping tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 28oz can Crushed or Pureed Tomatoes
  • 2 cups Water


  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute and allow the olive oil to heat up.
  2. Once oil is heated add ground chicken to InstantPot to brown, chopping and stirring frequently. Ground chicken does not contain much fat and will stick much more than ground beef will.
  3. Roughly chop red peppers, then add to Vitamix. Pulse on 1-2 until diced. Add to Instant Pot.
  4. Roughly chop carrots (in 2-3 pieces per carrot), then add to Vitamix. Pulse on 1-2 until diced. You may need to do this in two batches if the chopped carrots fill more than half the container. Add to Instnat Pot, and stir.
  5. Roughly chop celery (in 2-3 pieces per stalk), then add to Vitamix. Pulse on 1-2 until diced. You may need to do this in two batches if the chopped carrots fill more than half the container. Add to Instnat Pot, and stir.
  6. Add spices (Chili powder, Cumin, Oregnao, and Paprika) to Instant Pot and stir.
  7. Add canned tomatoes to instant pot and stir.
  8. Add an additional 2 cups of water to Instant Pot and stir.
  9. Set instant pot to 20 minutes manual. Instant Pot will automatically begin to build pressure, then cook 10 seconds after setting. Instant Pot will count down time remaining once pressure has built.
  10. Allow pressure to release naturally, and enjoy. Instant Pot will switch to Keep Warm once cooking is complete, keeping the chili hot until you are ready to serve it. Remember to safely switch Instant Pot from sealing to venting and ensuring pressure is released before opening.


Since everything is nice and hot from the saute function, the Instant Pot comes to pressure faster than usual, which is great!

Be sure to always safely release the pressure from your Instant Pot if yuo do not let it release naturally.

I usually end up letting it release naturally by accident!

This easy Vitamix and Instant Pot Chicken Chili Without Onion is allergy friendly. It doesn't include wheat, dairy, or any other common food allergens.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 28g

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