Creamy Keto Chicken Chili: Easy Keto Dinner Recipe

Creamy Keto Chicken Chili

Creamy Keto Chicken Chili (In Your Crockpot)

This creamy keto chicken chili recipe is the next in my series of easy keto meals.

Each month, I am creating a new recipe to add to your Keto Dinner Recipe arsenal. This one has been in hot demand and I can't wait to hear what you think of it.

I really LOVE the taste of green chili's. If you don't mind just a few more carbs, you could double the amount of green chili's in this recipe. However, making it just 'as-is' is delicious and satisfying.

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Macros

66% fat~5% net carb~28% protein

5 from 3 votes
Creamy Chicken Chili
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 30 mins
 
This creamy and delicious low carb chicken chili is hearty and satisfying. It is the perfect keto comfort food. This recipe yields approximately 10 servings that are about 1.25 cups each.
Course: Keto, Main Course
Cuisine: Keto
Servings: 10 Serving
Calories: 471 kcal
Author: Tara Wright
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Turn crockpot to high heat and add: avocado oil (or olive oil), cumin, oregano, black pepper, dried jalapenos, Cayenne & crushed garlic.

  2. Allow to heat on high for 20 minutes while you prepare your other ingredients.
  3. Then add: cooked and shredded or diced chicken, onion, diced, green chilies & chicken broth.

  4. Mix together and cook on high for 3 hours. Stir occasionally.
  5. Then add: cream cheese

  6. Stir in until blended together and allow to simmer on high for 10 minutes.
  7. If your cream cheese is cold, put it in and allow it to heat up and stir again after about ten minutes. It will stir in much easier at this point!
  8. Serve garnished with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro!
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 471 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 581mg 24%
Potassium 293mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 14.7%
Vitamin C 15.8%
Calcium 6.1%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cooking Methods for Creamy Keto Chicken Chili

This keto recipe features a technique called “Blooming” your spices. To do this, you simply simmer your spices in oil for a few minutes. This easy method makes a more flavorful dish!

It's easy. Just make sure that your crockpot is preheating while you are gathering ingredients.

Toss in the avocado oil and then your spices. Stir and let these sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

If you can't watch the video (above), I have included detailed instructions at the end of this post. Just scroll down to “How To Make Creamy Keto Chicken Chili”

Substitutions For Creamy Keto Chicken Chili

If you are looking for a non-dairy creamy chicken keto chili, use these substitutions.

For the cream cheese, substitute a non-dairy cream cheese alternative.

Here are a few of my suggestions:

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Things Used in Creamy Keto Chicken Chili



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Garlic Powder by Simply Organic http://amzn.to/2nxBRm5

Fresh Garlic Substitute! Dehydrated Garlic http://amzn.to/2FAGWBP

**Make This Dairy Free***
Substitute the cream cheese for:
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Option 2: Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese Substitute (2 containers) http://amzn.to/2FB7e6U

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How To Make Creamy Keto Chicken Chili

First we are going to “Bloom” our spices. This is an easy technique that you can use to re-hydrate and enhance the flavors in any dish! I learned it on the show “America's Test Kitchen”! Does anyone else watch that??

To do this with the minimal number of dirty dishes, we'll do it in the Crock-Pot.

As soon as you decide to cook, pull out your Crock-Pot and turn it on high. Add your oil and then go gather your spices.

Why Avocado Oil? I love the flavor and health benefits of avocado oil. We use it for all of our sauteing, grilling and high heat cooking. Recently I've been using it instead of olive oil in a lot of recipes.

 

 

Allow to heat on high for 20 minutes while you prepare your other ingredients. (10 minutes is plenty if you've preheated the crockpot and oil!)

What I do is throw all that together, then I go and prep all my other ingredients. That takes 10-15 minutes so it works out perfectly.

Then add:

  • 2 pounds cooked and shredded or diced chicken
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cans green chilies
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Mix all of this together and cook on high for 3 hours. Stir occasionally.

Next we will add the cream cheese which makes this recipe creamy! If you want this to be more like a creamy white chicken soup– use two cups of heavy whipping cream instead!

For the Creamy Keto Chicken Chili, add:

Stir in until blended together and allow to simmer on high for 10 minutes.

Tip: If your cream cheese is cold, put it in and allow it to heat up and stir again after about ten minutes. It will stir in much easier at this point!

Serve garnished with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro!

This recipe yields approximately 10 servings that are about 1.25 cups each.


About the Author

Tara Wright, CHC, MBA

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Tara is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who specializes in whole body health & wellness through holistic principles. Her passion is creating low-carb, grain-free, keto-friendly recipes and helping others learn the whole-body benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle.

When she isn't creating recipes in the kitchen, you can find her hanging with her kids, immersed in a good book, traveling with her husband, attending various educational conferences or just relaxing with her four cats!

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