Looking for a delicious and easy keto chicken chili recipe? Look no further, because this slow cooker keto chicken chili is just what you need!
Made with simple ingredients and without any beans, this low carb chicken chili is sure to be an instant hit with the whole family.
Instructions are included on how to make it in a slow cooker and on the stovetop, giving you flexible options.
It’s a keto chili that’s perfect for busy weeknight meals. . It’s a recipe you’ll want to add to your keto meal planning for sure.
This keto-friendly chicken chili recipe is packed with Tex-Mex flavors and has only 5 net carbs per serving.
I was inspired to make a chicken chili based on how well you all received my ground beef, low-carb, keto chili.
Consider this our keto red chicken chili recipe but if you want a keto white chicken recipe, I’ve got that too.
Be sure to also check out our complete list of Keto Chicken Recipes.
Keto Chicken Chili
This keto shredded chicken chili recipe is also a fuss-free chili that allows you to enjoy chili safely on a low-carb diet. It has no beans, and I promise you won’t miss them.
Nothing takes the chill off like a nice hot bowl of steaming chili. The entire family will be requesting this creamy chili once cold weather arrives.
Knowing that you can enjoy a crock-pot keto chicken chili recipe makes it all the more satisfying.
My keto chicken recipe is full of flavor and makes a thick, hearty bowl of goodness. You’re welcome!
Keto Chicken Chili Crockpot
I’ve been a fan of chili for years and my friends and family can vouch for this.
I have a few good reasons why this is the case. For starters, I love the flavors of a good bold chili.
Then there is the fact, that chili basically cooks itself, especially when made in a slow cooker.
Tossing all the ingredients into a large slow cooker and seeing it transform into a meal a few hours later is simply a work of art in this girl’s book.
Just set everything in the slow cooker in the morning and let it cook all day long. You’ll come home to a delicious and hearty chili that’s perfect for a winter night.
Serve it with some shredded cheese and a little sour cream on top, and you’ll have a meal that everyone will love!
Making a keto chicken chili in a slow cooker just makes things easier. It’s a simple way to just add the ingredients in the morning and come home to a cooked keto-friendly meal.
Making Easy Keto Weeknight Meals
Our family lives a full life and this means that we will save time wherever we can find it.
Something tells me that you too can benefit from recipes that maximize your time too.
Wouldn’t you agree that having quick keto meal recipes at your disposal just makes sense? Especially during the week when our time is extra limited.
Easy Keto Chicken Chili Recipe
One of the biggest complaints I hear from you, our readers, is the inability to find easy yet delicious keto recipes.
Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of delicious keto recipes out there, but too often they are complicated and therefore are just not practical for the busy weeknight.
I completely hear you. Why should we trade convenience for flavor? Personally, I think we can and should have both.
It’s why here at fittoservegroup we like to keep things simple for you. In fact, it’s a rare thing to find a complex recipe on our site.
One of my easy keto meals is this keto shredded chicken chili. Because it’s fuss-free and so it makes it to our keto meal prep rotation frequently.
In fact, you can even swap the raw chicken for leftover rotisserie chicken for even more convenience.
You should know that there is nothing bland about this or any of my easy keto chili recipes.
If what you want is a bold taste of Tex-Mex, then you’ve come to the right place.
Family Chili Made Keto Friendly
When our family went keto, my traditional chili recipe needed a low carb diet makeover too.
I converted our family’s favorite into a keto chili by simply removing the beans. Therefore, removing them from the recipe was the easiest way to convert it into a keto chili recipe.
Beans are delicious and all, but they are still quite high in carbs. And if your goal is to keep your carbohydrates low in order to enter into ketosis quickly, you need to keep a close eye on this macronutrient.
At first, my own family wasn’t too sure about a beanless chili recipe. I can’t say I blamed them for being skeptical, because I too had my reservations.
Thankfully, we quickly learned that removing the beans from our family’s favorite did not interfere with the flavor.
My decision to take out the high-carb beans made it a viable keto option.
I hope this inspires you to examine your own family favorites to see how you could tweak them to become a low-carb, keto-friendly option.
Keto Chicken Chili For Meal Prep
Not only is this keto chicken chili a great recipe, I purposely made it a big batch recipe, allowing for leftovers automatically.
If a big batch of chili is not what you need, you can split the recipe in half easily.
What’s more, if you have a large crock pot, you can make a double batch of the recipe for when you need to feed a large crowd.
As an added bonus, this recipe also freezes well. So it’s not like you will have to eat the same meal back to back.
It’s so nice to know that I can serve a healthy satisfying keto meal to my family without stressing about what to make for dinner.
The Secret To Creamy Keto Chicken Chili
Although this isn’t a white keto chicken chili recipe, it does have one little gem of an ingredient that makes it super luscious and creamy.
It may seem like an odd addition, but I add some cream cheese to my chicken chili recipe. Doing so takes it to a whole nother level.
The use of a little cream cheese once the chicken chili is cooked adds a creaminess to the chili that really sets it apart from other recipes.
It’s amazing to me how just 6 ounces of cream cheese in a large pot of chili can make such a big difference, but trust me it does.
- Sliced boneless chicken breasts or chicken thighs or even shredded rotisserie chicken
- Garlic cloves, minced
- White onion, roughly chopped
- Crushed canned tomato chicken broth
- Chili powder
- Ancho chili pepper or chipotle powder
- Cumin powder
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Full-fat cream cheese cut into 1-inch cubes
The following are some of our favorite optional toppings.
- Shredded cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, or pepper Jack cheese
- Sour cream
- Raw jalapeños or pickled jalapeños
- Green onions
- Fresh cilantro
How To Make Keto Chicken Chili In A Crock Pot
Begin by slicing your choice of chicken into 1/2-inch strips this will help the chicken shred easier. Note that you can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs, or even rotisserie chicken for this recipe.
Just keep in mind that the chili will be ready in half the time if using precooked chicken.
Place the slices of chicken into the crockpot (7-quart).
Then add to the pot the garlic cloves, chopped onion, canned crushed tomatoes, water, and dry spices.
Cover and cook the chicken chili on the low setting for about 8 hours or on high for 3.5 hours.
Once the chicken is cooked and shreds easily when stirred, you’ll add the 6 ounces of cream cheese to the pot and give it a good stir so that the chicken shreds fully and the cream cheese is well incorporated.
How To Cook Chicken Chili On A Stovetop
This recipe can also be made in a 6-quart pan or Dutch oven rather than a slow cooker. To do so, saute the slices of chicken with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil along with the onions and garlic.
Then add the rest of the ingredients minus the cream cheese to the pot and allow the chicken chili to simmer at medium heat for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is opaque and shreds easily when stirred.
Once the chicken is fully cooked, you’ll add the cream cheese and stir until melted and well combined.
Easy Keto Chicken Chili Tips
The following are some tips to ensure your chicken keto chili turns out perfectly.
- Slice your raw chicken into 1/2-inch strips before adding it to the slow cooker. It’s probably what will take the most time, but it’s necessary to make sure the chicken breaks down easily.
- Add the cream cheese right at the end of the cooking time, making sure to stir well till it fully incorporates into the chili.
- Set your slow cooker to the warm setting once the cream cheese has been added. It will then stay ready for you to serve at your convenience.
What To Serve With Your Creamy Chicken Chili
Wondering what’s a good accompaniment to this recipe? I suggest you round out the meal with a light green salad and one of our cornbread recipes.
- Keto “corn” bread recipe made with almond meal
- Keto coconut flour cornbread
- Keto brown butter sage cornbread
- Keto Mexican cornbread recipe
If you’re a fan of Tex Mex, then also make sure you head on over to our Easy Keto Tex Mex Recipes, where you are sure to find more of what you love.
Make sure you remember also to check out our Keto Cream Cheese Recipes for other delicious recipes that feature cream cheese.
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Easy Keto Chicken Chili
This easy keto chicken chili recipe can be made in a slow cooker or on the stovetop. It's a creamy low carb chicken chili that is rich, hearty, and flat-out delicious.
- 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs sliced into 1/2 inch strips
- 5 cloves of garlic crushed
- 1 large onion roughly chopped
- 28 oz can of crushed tomato
- 1 1/4 cup of water or low sodium chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons of sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ancho chili pepper or chipotle powder
- 1 tablespoon of cumin powder
- 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon of onion powder
- 6 ounces of full-fat cream cheese cut into 1 inch cubes
Chicken Chili Toppings (Optional)
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 1/4 cup of raw jalapeños or pickled jalapeños
- 2 tablespoons of green onion
Slow Cooker Instructions
- Slice the boneless chicken into 1/2 inch strips.
- Place the slices of chicken into a 7-quart slow cooker. Then add to the pot the garlic cloves, chopped onion, canned crushed tomatoes, water, and dry spices. Give the pot a good stir to combine all the ingredients.
- Cover and cook the chicken chili on the low setting for about 6 hours or on high for 3.5 hours.
- Once the chicken is cooked and shreds easily when stirred, you'll add the 6 ounces of cream cheese to the pot.
- Stir the chili well making sure the chicken is fully shredded and the cream cheese is well incorporated.
- Then set the slow cooker to the warm setting until ready to serve.
- Optional: Top your keto chicken chili with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions, and jalapenos.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or freezer for up to 2 months.
Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Instructions
- You can swap out the raw chicken for leftover shredded rotisserie chicken. Just keep in mind that the chili will be ready in half the time.
Stovetop Option This recipe can be made in a 6-quart pan rather than a slow cooker. To do so, saute the slices of chicken in a large pot along with the onions and garlic. Then add the rest of the ingredients minus the cream cheese to the pot and allow the chicken chili to simmer on a low boil for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is opaque and shreds easily when stirred. Once the chicken is cooked, add the cream cheese and stir until melted and well combined.
Using Leftover Rotisserie Chicken
You can use a whole small rotisserie chicken in place of the raw chicken in this recipe. Just keep in mind that the chili will be ready in half the time if using precooked chicken.
For Ground Chicken Or Ground Turkey, use ground chicken or turkey using 1 1/2 pounds and brown the meat before adding it to the crock pot. It can also be made on the stovetop; look for the instructions above.
This recipe can be halved easily and then made in a 4-quart slow cooker.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5.5gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 510mgCarbohydrates: 7.5gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2.5gSugar: 2.5gProtein: 18g