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Whole30 Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili

So I will be the first to admit that I thought the instant pot was a bit scary and overwhelming but I quickly learned what a magical kitchen instrument it actually was. I was actually super busy one Sunday and didn’t have a ton of time to meal prep so I thought to myself..if I can make chili in the crockpot how hard could it be to make it faster in the instant pot. And that is how this recipe was born!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs of ground chicken
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 1 green pepper (get whats on sale to be honest, when it comes to colors of peppers lol)
  • 1 red pepper
  • avocado for garnish
  • 1 TSBP salt
  • 1 TSBP pepper
  • 1 TSBP chili powder
  • 1 TSBP paprika
  • 1 TBSP cayenne pepper
  • 1 TBSP cumin
  • 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup of compliant chicken broth
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • olive oil or avocado oil

 

  1. Begin by place your ground chicken into a mixing bowl, add the salt,pepper, chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper and cumin and then mix the spices in with the meat.
  2. Next peel and cut your sweet potatoes into chunks and cut the peppers into rectangle pieces.
  3. Now you heat a pan on your stove top and add the oil once the pan is heated thoroughly.
  4. Next mince your garlic and add to the heated pan.
  5. Take your sweet onion and chop into squares and add to the pan.
  6. Let this heat until the onion is fairly browned.
  7. Take your ground chicken and spices and add to the pan. Although to cook until meat is fairly brown. THIS STEP IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE THE FLAVOR OF THE MEAT IS SEARED IN.
  8. While the meat is cooking, this is the perfect time to plug in and turn on your instant pot. The setting you will be using is the chili function. You can go ahead and start the chili cook function as the machine will need to heat up.
  9. Once the meat is browned, go ahead and add the browned ground chicken to your instant pot. Now you will also add the sweet potato, pepper, can of fire roasted tomatoes, tomato paste and chicken broth.
  10. Put the lid on top and let the machine do its thing. The whole process will take about 45 minutes…30 for cooking and then another 15 for the cool down process.
  11. Once done you add a half an avocado for garnish!

 

 

 

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Author:

Hi my name is Gabby, 26 and I work full-time as an accountant and I am in graduate school for my MBA part time. I have always been one busy bee, even before graduate school. Post-undergrad, I worked at a public accounting firm AND was studying for my CPA. My first year post grad, working crazy hours and trying to pass a beast of exam, took a toll on my body, my mental capacity and brain power. I started the Whole30 journey in January 2016 and fell in love with how I felt. But let me tell you it took some adjustments like setting aside time to meal prep and realizing I may not be able to a make a certain recipe because I just don't have the time due to studying or busy season. A lot has changed since then, I've switched jobs and passed my exam, but one thing stays consistent...I stilllove to cook efficiently. I've yearned all my life to have that "I am sexy" confidence and with healthy eating and exercise, I'm getting there. I started this blog to help others who are in a similar position as me, who want to become the best version of themselves but with realistic expectations. For the busy moms, for the students, and for overworked accountant, these are my stories and recipes on how to live a simple easy whole life.

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