Try this easy and healthy chicken chili recipe. Made in the instant pot with ground chicken, taco seasoning and creamy pinto beans, you'll love this protein and fiber packed warm bowl of goodness on game day or on a cold, winter night.
Turn on Instant Pot to SAUTE mode (high/more) and add oil. Add chopped onions and garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
Add ground chicken and saute for 4-5 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to break the lumps of ground chicken.
Add taco seasoning, rinsed and drained pinto beans, tomatoes and green chiles, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vinegar, and water. Stir well. Cancel SAUTE. Close lid. Vent to sealing position. Set manual or pressure cook for 8 minutes.
Wait for natural pressure release for 10 minutes (NPR 10), and release the remaining pressure after turning the knob to "venting" position. Open lid after pin has dropped.
To thicken chili, mash a few beans with the wooden spoon or a potato masher, and turn on Saute for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with your favorite toppings.
Note: The quantities for the substitute spices for Taco Seasoning have been adjusted to be enough for this quantity of chili. Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.