The Best Ever Creamy Keto White Chicken Chili Recipe - delicious hearty creamy white chicken chili packed with flavor, not carbs!
While this white chicken chili is low carb, it has a ton of flavor - and is not as heavy as many keto dishes - so it is a popular dish with the whole family, not just low carb eaters.
This easy creamy chicken chili is bursting with flavor - and while it is a favorite for my husband and I (who are trying to get back into keto), my kids loved it, too!
This soup is naturally low carb - without weird ingredients non-keto dieters probably don't have on hand - so no worries on finding all sorts of stuff, this soup takes simple, whole foods.
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Rotisserie Chicken White Chicken Chili
To save time, you can skip cooking the chicken in this white chicken chili - and just use rotisserie chicken!
Follow the steps below to save time by using a rotisserie chicken in this keto white chicken chili recipe:
Prepare soup as described below - except chicken.
In the first step, only sautee onions, while picking chicken and pulling from the carcass, and shred into 1" chunks, set aside in a bowl.
Continue to cook soup as outlined, adding cooked pulled rotisserie chicken in with stock.
How To Thicken Keto Soups
This white chicken chili is somewhat between a soup and a stew - it is thinner than some chilis, but thicker than a soup.
I personally prefer the soup as-is with the thickness coming from cheese, but my husband likes it a little thicker.
If you'd like to thicken your chicken chili, follow my ideas below:
Thickening soups can be tricky on keto, since flour, the most common soup thickener, is a strict no-no.
For this recipe, we're going to add xantham gum as a thickener if desired, by making a xantham gum roux.
Using two teaspoons of xantham gum (divided), with ½ cup butter, you'll make a gluten free roux to thicken this keto soup.
Get a nonstick pan or pot ready on the stove and turn heat to medium high.
Add butter to pan and let start to melt.
Add ONE teaspoon of xanthan gum, whisk vigorously to combine.
Add the other teaspoon of xanthan gum, and keep whisking until roux is browned.
Watch carefully, as roux browns quickly - do not let roux burn or overcook.
Whisk in to chili about 5 minutes before it is done cooking, before adding the cheese.
Roux will look a little thin when done - but don't worry, it will continue to thicken when added to the chili!
To Make This White Chicken Chili, You'll Need:
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14 ounces each) chicken broth
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
1 bell pepper, diced (can be any color, but I prefer green for this recipe)
1 jalapeno, diced, optional (I love the heat the jalapeno brings, but if it is too spicy, go ahead and skip.)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons adobo seasoning
1 teaspoon mild sriracha seasoning, optional
1-½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Large pot or dutch oven
How To Store White Chicken Chili
This white chicken chili is a great recipe to make a big batch of - the leftovers are a great, hearty dish for the next day, and it microwaves easily to bring to work.
This white chicken chili can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days when stored in an airtight container.
I prefer to use BPA free, dishwasher safe, stacking containers - you can find my favorite here.
How To Freeze White Chicken Chili
Freeze cooled chili in freezer containers or plastic bags.
To reheat, thaw in refrigerator overnight.
How to Reheat White Chicken Chili
Heat throughly in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
If chili reduces too much, add up to 1 cup chicken stock.
If chili is too thin, add up to ½ cup sour cream.
What To Serve With White Chicken Chili
Whether you're keto, or eating carbs, I'm sharing my favorite side dishes to serve alongside this creamy white chicken chili!
If you're not watching your carbs (this chicken chili is great because it is delicious for people watching carbs, as well as everyone else), I love to serve with a rich, delicious sour cream cornbread.
Creamy Keto White Chicken Chili Recipe
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Creamy Keto White Chicken Chili Recipe - delicious hearty creamy white chicken chili packed with flavor, not carbs!
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cans (14 ounces each) chicken broth
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 jalapeno, diced, optional
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons adobo seasoning
- 1 teaspoon spicy sriracha seasoning, optional
- 1-½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- In large dutch oven or heavy pot, heat olive oil on medium high until shimmery, about 30 seconds.
- Add chicken and onion to pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned - about 5 minutes.
- Stir in bell pepper and jalapeno, cook until chicken is browned, another 5 minutes.
- Stir in herbs and spices, sour cream, and stock.
- Whisk or stir soup vigorously to combine.
- Bring to a boil, and then reduce to low.
- Stir in cheese, making sure to stir quickly so cheese incorporates into soup instead of sinking to the bottom to burn on the pan.
- When cheese is fully incorporated, remove from stove and serve immediately.
- Top with shredded Monterey jack cheese and chives, if desired.
Amount Per Serving Calories 257Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 80mgSodium 668mgCarbohydrates 7gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 3gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 24g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.
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