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Instant Pot Jackfruit Chili

A comforting Jackfruit Chili recipe with chickpeas and sweet potato for the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. Vegan and gluten-free.
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Course: Entrées, Side Dish
Cuisine: Instant Pot, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Coming to Pressure Time for Instant Pot: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 white or yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed and drained
  • 1 14.5-ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 10-ounce package or can young jackfruit no extra/added ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar or granulated sweetener of choice optional
  • 1 sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro plus extra for garnishing
  • sea salt or pink salt to taste
  • chili toppings of choice optional


  • Set electric pressure to saute mode. Add oil, onion, garlic and bell pepper. Saute for 5 minutes or until beginning to brown.
  • Press cancel. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, jackfruit, coconut sugar, sweet potato, paprika, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and water/broth. Stir well.
  • Place lid on pressure cooker and set to manual high pressure for 10 minutes. When 10 minutes are up, quick release pressure.
  • Stir in lime and cilantro. Salt to taste.
  • Serve on its own, with your favorite chili toppings, or over rice or quinoa. Enjoy!


Please refer to the post above for valuable information!
Some of our favorite chili toppings:
Sliced avocado, crushed tortilla chips, hot sauce, cheese or sour cream (vegan versions work great!).
View Jackfruit Chili Web Story.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4671IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg


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Fire Roasted Tomatoes
Chili Powder
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