Indian spices and ingredients are used to make this unique version of chili. Make this paleo and whole30 chili in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Indian Spiced Chili (Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 2 lbs ground chicken
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1 lb potatoes or sweet potatoes, diced (OR 15 ounces garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed)
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp garam masala or curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Handful fresh cilantro for garnish


Slow Cooker

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground chicken until no longer pink.
  2. Add ground chicken along with all other ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  3. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn on the IP and select Sauté. Once hot add oil to the pot. Add the ground chicken, bell pepper, onion, and garlic and cook a few minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables re soft. Crumble the ground chicken as it cooks. Drain grease if you need to.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, potatoes (or chickpeas), garam masala/curry powder, cumin, salt, pepper, coriander, and nutmeg the IP. Stir to mix.
  3. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 20 minutes. Quick release pressure.
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro.


nutritional facts use potatoes