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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.

keto chicken chili shown in a bowl

Keto Chicken Chili

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.

keto chicken chili smothered in cheese

Smother Your Keto Chicken Chili with Cheese!

how to make the best keto chicken chili

Macros

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

Creamy Chicken Chili

Course: Keto, Main Course
Cuisine: Keto
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 10 Serving
Calories: 471kcal
Author: Tara Wright
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.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Turn crockpot to high heat and add: avocado oil (or olive oil), cumin, oregano, black pepper, dried jalapenos, Cayenne & crushed garlic.
  • Allow to heat on high for 20 minutes while you prepare your other ingredients.
  • Then add: cooked and shredded or diced chicken, onion, diced, green chilies & chicken broth.
  • Mix together and cook on high for 3 hours. Stir occasionally.
  • Then add: cream cheese
  • Stir in until blended together and allow to simmer on high for 10 minutes.
  • 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!

Nutrition

Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 581mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 14.7% | Vitamin C: 15.8% | Calcium: 6.1% | Iron: 6.2%

Cooking Methods for Creamy Keto Chicken Chili

Start with the spices when making the best keto chicken chili

Start by blooming your spices

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


How To Make Creamy Keto Chicken Chili


Crock-Pot 4.5 Quart Slow Cooker

Avocado Oil (Chosen Foods)

Diced Green Chiles, Mild

Organic Chicken Bone Broth

Dried Jalapeno Peppers

Ground Cumin

Coarse Ground Pepper

Ground Cayenne Pepper

Garlic Powder

Fresh Garlic Substitute! Dehydrated Garlic

**Make This Dairy Free***
Substitute the cream cheese for:
Option 1: Culinary Coconut Cream (2 containers)

Option 2: Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese Substitute (2 containers)

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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.

begin making the best keto chicken chili by blooming your spices

First, bloom those spices!

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.

The best creamy keto chicken chili

As a shortcut, used pre-cooked or leftover chicken

Then add:

  • 2 pounds cooked and shredded or diced chicken
    add chopped onion to creamy keto chicken chili

    Add chopped onions

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cans green chiliesadding green chilis to keto chicken chili
  • 2 cups chicken brothadding the chicken broth to the best low carb chicken chili

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

low carb chicken chili in the crockpot photo

Next we will add the cream cheese which makes this recipe creamy!low carb chicken chili we are adding the cream cheese photo 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:

  • Two 8 ounce packages of cream cheeselow carb chicken chili in the crockpot with the cream cheese mixed in

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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