Pumpkin Chicken Chili (Paleo, Low-FODMAP)

Pumpkin chicken chili made bean-less for a lower-carb, paleo and Low-FODMAP approach to chicken chili! This cozy chili recipe is so easy to make and is so nice and comforting for chilly fall weather. Stove top and Instant Pot instructions are included in this post!

Bean-free Pumpkin Chicken Chili (paleo) for a delightful fall chili recipe. This easy chili comes together in just 45 minutes! | TheRoastedRoot.net

One of my favorite recipes on this site is the Instant Pot Paleo Pumpkin Chili I posted last year. I made it so many times over the fall and winter and it was by far my most requested recipe among my family. PLUS it was a huge hit among my readers (you’uns!)!

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While I was visiting Montana last month, we had a few days of rain, which made me instantly crave chili. The pumpkin chili from last year came to mind and I thought it would be so nice to make it with chicken. I whipped it up and low and behold, it was just what I needed!

Pumpkin Chicken Chili made paleo without beans - an easy stovetop chili recipe that only takes 45 minutes to prepare. Low-FODMAP and lower carb! | TheRoastedRoot.net

This paleo pumpkin chicken chili makes for a lovely cold weather meal! It only requires a handful of ingredients, most of which are spices you likely already have! It took me only 45 minutes from start-to-finish to make the chili, making it ideal for a busy weeknight meal. 

As an alternative, the recipe can be cooked slower to allow more flavors to come out for those fun lazy weekend cooking projects. Instant Pot fanatics – you can also make the chili in a pressure cooker! The instructions to do so are below.

Let’s make it!

How to Make Pumpkin Chicken Chili:

Heat the avocado oil in a dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat.

Add the chopped chicken and brown 3 to 5 minutes, until much liquid is seeping out.

Stir in the seasonings (chili powder, oregano, basil, ginger, cinnamon and sea salt), carrots and bell pepper and continue cooking 1 to 3 minutes, until spices are fragrant.

Add the pumpkin puree and chicken broth, cover and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 15 minutes. Remove cover, add the chopped heirloom (or vine-ripened) tomato and continue cooking at a gentle boil, stirring occasionally, until chili reaches desired thickness, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Serve chili with choice of toppings. I serve with coconut milk yogurt and chives!

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Instant Pot Instructions:

Plug in your Instant Pot and turn it on to Saute mode and add the avocado oi.

Once hot, add the chopped chicken and brown 3 to 5 minutes, until much liquid is seeping out.

Stir in the seasonings (chili powder, oregano, basil, ginger, cinnamon and sea salt), carrots and bell pepper and continue sauteeing 1 to 3 minutes, until spices are fragrant.

Stir in the pumpkin puree, chicken broth, and heirloom tomato. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and press Pressure Cook. Adjust the time to 10 minutes and make sure the pressure release valve is on Sealing. Once the cook cycle is complete, allow the Instant Pot to go into its Keep Warm mode for 5 minutes. 

Manually release the remaining pressure. Serve immediately with choice of toppings, or for a thicker chili, put the Instant Pot back onto Saute mode and boil the chili until it reaches desired thickness, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Easy Paleo Pumpkin Chicken Chili made on the stove top in just 45 minutes. Post includes instructions for Instant Pot! | TheRoastedRoot.net

Recipe Adaptations:

  • If you don’t follow a low-FODMAP diet, add ½ cup yellow onion, chopped (optional) and 3 cloves garlic.
  • Add more of any of the seasonings – for a more traditional chili flavor, increase the chili powder to 2 to 3 tablespoons.
  • Add any of your favorite veggies. Cauliflower, broccoli, and zucchini would be great!
  • If you like spicier chili, add 1 jalapeno or serrano.
  • Use ground beef or turkey instead of chicken.

Paleo Pumpkin Chicken Chili made on the stove top. Post includes Instant Pot Instructions! A Low-FODMAP chili recipe

Enjoy this bowl of comforting pumpkin bliss!

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Bean-free Pumpkin Chicken Chili (paleo) for a delightful fall chili recipe. This easy chili comes together in just 45 minutes! | TheRoastedRoot.net

Pumpkin Chicken Chili

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, chili, low-fodmap, paleo, pumpkin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Julia

Bean-free pumpkin chicken chili for a paleo, low-fodmap easy chicken chili recipe

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Ingredients

For Serving:

  • coconut milk yogurt
  • chives

Instructions

  1. Heat the avocado oil in a dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat. Add the chopped chicken and brown 3 to 5 minutes, until much liquid is seeping out.

  2. Stir in the seasonings (chili powder, oregano, basil, ginger, cinnamon and sea salt), carrots and bell pepper and continue cooking 1 to 3 minutes, until spices are fragrant.

  3. Add the pumpkin puree and chicken broth, cover and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 15 minutes.

  4. Remove cover, add the chopped heirloom (or vine-ripened) tomato and continue cooking at a gentle boil, stirring occasionally, until chili reaches desired thickness, about 20 to 30 minutes.

  5. Serve chili with choice of toppings. I serve with coconut milk yogurt and chives!

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Comments

  1. Lynne

    Yummy!!!!. I used the instapot method. Seasoning was perfect. I added cauliflower florets with the carrots and onions. I would love to make this chili for a Halloween Party. Can this recipe be doubled in the instapot? If not, can it be doubled on the stove? Thank you

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    1. Julia Post author

      Ooooh cauliflower sounds great! Yes, the recipe can be doubled for both the Instant Pot or stove top! Hope your guests enjoy it! xo

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  2. Ann

    I love your blog so much that I really try not to miss a single post and cook all the dishes. I often mske them as cool as it looks on your appetizing photos. The recipes are always quite detailed and interesting, thanks to this I always have something new on the dining table, and my family and friends are delighted. Thank you, keep it up!

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