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.
66% fat~5% net carb~28% protein
Creamy Chicken Chili
- ½ Cup Avocado Oil or olive oil
- 2 Tsp Ground Cumin
- 2 Tsp Dried Oregano
- 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tsp Dried Jalapeno Peppers or 2 fresh jalapenos seeded & diced
- Dash Cayenne Pepper
- 5 Cloves Dehydrated Garlic or 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 Pounds Chicken cooked and shredded or diced
- 1 Large Onion diced
- 2 Cans Green Chilies
- 2 Cups Chicken Broth
- 16 Ounce Cream Cheese Two 8 ounce packages
- Allow to heat on high for 20 minutes while you prepare your other ingredients.
- 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!
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.
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
Coarse Ground Pepper
Ground Cayenne Pepper
Fresh Garlic Substitute! Dehydrated Garlic
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.
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.
- ½ cup avocado oil (or olive oil)
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp dried jalapenos (or 2 fresh jalapenos seeded & diced)
- Dash Cayenne
- 5 cloves crushed garlic (or 2 tsp garlic powder)
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.
- 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:
- Two 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
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.
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!