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Keto White Chicken Chili

This Keto White Chicken Chili is an amazing comfort food for the changing seasons. It’s filling, tasty and can easily be a crockpot/freezer meal!

This Keto White Chicken Chili is an amazing comfort food for the changing seasons. It’s filling, tasty and can easily be a crockpot/freezer meal! | heyketomama.com

Traveling is always a ton of fun, but there’s something so comforting about coming home to your own bed…and fridge.

Last week we went to visit my parents just a few hours away in Springfield. It was our 6 month old’s first mini road trip, and it went amazingly well.

I was a bit unsure because she tends to dislike cars, and doesn’t take a pacifier… so I was kind of bracing myself.
But guess what? She slept nearly the whole time!

It was such a relief and she continued to so well the entire trip.

We all had a fantastic time, ate delicious keto food, and went to an aquarium! Wonders of Wildlife, which just opened last month.

Real talk, I have been waiting for this place to open since I was a kid. Literally. It took FOREVER for them to finally build it.

This Keto White Chicken Chili is an amazing comfort food for the changing seasons. It’s filling, tasty and can easily be a crockpot/freezer meal! | heyketomama.com

It. Was. Incredible.

We went early on a rainy Sunday morning, before it had a chance to get crowded.

My absolute favorite part? The jellyfish. They were mesmerizing.

This Keto White Chicken Chili is an amazing comfort food for the changing seasons. It’s filling, tasty and can easily be a crockpot/freezer meal! | heyketomama.com

Since we have two kiddos no, we had even less time to sit down and eat. My husband and I have been more into Intermittent Fasting lately or, IF.

I started doing 16/8 which means 16 hour fast with an 8 hour eating window. You can read more about the benefits of IF here. During our trip, and a couple days before I naturally shifted into 20/4.

Doing IF during while traveling made things much easier. The kids had to eat frequently as usual, but my husband and I just waited until we got back to the hotel at night and had a feast! It was so much fun. Grocery store rotisserie chicken, Qdoba bowls, pickles, tons of almonds and wings out the wazoo.

As good as all that food was, it was still super nice to come home to our own fridge. No studying nutrition labels, or strategic food planning…just a bunch of food we’re used to that we know we can eat and enjoy.

Some time during the second half of our trip fall arrived. And it came HARD.

By the time we got back home it was COLD, going from highs in the 80s to lows in the 20s in just a few days.

Cold weather calls for warm meals. And chili is one of my favorite fall dishes.

Keto White Chicken Chili

This Keto White Chicken Chili is an amazing comfort food for the changing seasons. It’s filling, tasty and can easily be a crockpot/freezer meal! | heyketomama.com

Sometimes it’s hard for people to understand how you can enjoy chili without beans…but it’s easier than you might think!

Throwing in some extra chicken and veggies adds even more flavor.

This chili is made with shredded chicken, peppers and spicy pepper jack cheese.

It’s not as thick as traditional chili, but it’s loaded with flavor…and I promise you it’s filling!

You can even add one of my keto dinner rolls on the side. They taste like a wheat roll to me, and can be made in less than 15 minutes while the chili cooks.

All the extra fats in this white chicken chili will help keep you full without all the carbs that beans carry.

Here’s the nutrition info for a one cup serving:
Calories: 481
Total Carbs: 5g
Fiber: 1g
NET Carbs: 4g
Protein: 39g
Fat: 30g

This is also an excellent meal to make in the crockpot AND the perfect freezer meal.

To make in the crockpot just add all the ingredients except the heavy cream and cook for 4 hours on low, shred the chicken, return to the crock pot and stir in the heavy cream.

Just put it in a large freezer ziplock bag and when you’re ready to make it put it in a bowl of cold water to thaw it out.

Once it starts getting soft, put it in a large pot on the stove, add a little salt, and warm it up. As a bonus you can throw in some herbs like cilantro to help freshen up the dish.

This Keto white chicken chili is super easy to make and takes as little as 30 minutes in a pinch, or can be cooked low all day in a slow cooker.

Here’s how I made it!

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Keto White Chicken Chili


  • Author: Hey Keto Mama
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This Keto White Chicken Chili is an amazing comfort food for the changing seasons. It’s filling, tasty and can easily be a crockpot/freezer meal!


Ingredients

Scale

1 lb chicken breast

1.5 cups chicken broth

2 garlic cloves, finely minced

1 4.5oz can chopped green chiles

1 diced jalapeno

1 diced green pepper

1/4 cup diced onion

4 tbsp butter

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

4 oz cream cheese

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp oregano

1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)

Salt and Pepper to taste


Instructions

In large pot, season chicken with cumin, oregano, cayenne, salt and pepper

Sear both sides over medium heat until golden

Add broth to pot, cover and cook chicken for 15-20 minutes or until fully cooked

While chicken is cooking, melt butter in medium skillet

Add chiles, diced jalapeno, green pepper and onion to skillet and saute until veggies soften

Add minced garlic and saute additional 30 seconds and turn off heat, set aside

Once chicken is fully cooked, shred with fork and add back into broth

Add sauteed veggies to pot with chicken and broth and simmer for 10 minutes

In medium bowl, soften cream cheese in microwave until you can stir it (~20 sec)

Mix cream cheese with heavy whipping cream

Stirring quickly, add mixture into pot with chicken and veggies

Simmer additional 15 minutes

Serve with favorite toppings such as: pepper jack cheese, avocado slices, cilantro, sour cream

Notes

I did not add thickening agents to this chili such as xanthan gum so the liquid will be thinner but the amount of veggies and meat make it a hearty dish

I did not measure the amount it serves, I just separated it into 4 equal servings in bowls

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Cup
  • Calories: 481
  • Fat: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g Total Carbs, 4g Net Carbs
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 39g

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EKS

Sunday 25th of April 2021

I had to add an additional 1.5 cups of chicken broth. It didn't seem like a soup by the end of simmering and shredding the chicken. Other than that, this recipe is amazing!

Sharon Landry

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Absolutely delicious as per the recipe! My sister is Gluten Free and she thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't wait to try more of your recipes. FYI I added a bit of xanthum gum and it thickened it up nicely. Definitely a keeper.

Shauna

Sunday 10th of January 2021

This was awesome. I just started Keto and this soup was great. Very filling. I also added a can of rotel tomatoes and used regular 2% milk as I did not have cream. Turned out so yummy!

Caroline

Tuesday 10th of November 2020

How can I make this in an Instant Pot? I've made it before in a crockpot and it was great, but I really want to try the Instant Pot!

Kathy Bowman

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

I am curious as to how you came up with the carb and net carb count. I don't think any of the ingredients listed would total enough carbs to make the count per serving (1 cup) total up to 5 (4 net). Can you tell me how you arrived at your carb count? Thank You! Getting ready to try this tonight. Sounds delicious!

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