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Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole

This keto chicken chili cornbread casserole is a simple yet delicious recipe that combines chicken chili with a low in carbs keto “cornbread” topping.

My recipe for low-carb chicken chili cornbread casserole is the perfect combination of chili and cornbread. And we all know these two were meant to go hand in hand.

So, when you are in the mood for keto chicken chili and cornbread, you can stop searching because this recipe fits the bill perfectly.

If you haven’t made our Keto Chicken Chili Recipe, I encourage you to give it a try. It’s also perfect for busy weeknights since it’s made in a slow cooker.

Check out our collection  Keto Chicken Recipes for more delicious keto-friendly recipes.

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And if that isn’t enough, check out our collection of Keto Cornbread Recipes.

Keto Chicken Chili Casserole

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Keto chicken chili casserole

Having an easy, keto, one-pan meal is what this girl is about. After all, saving time and money always makes sense.

Combining chicken chili with a keto cornbread topping makes a delicious, simple weeknight meal.

What’s more, this keto-friendly chicken chili casserole gives you the option to either use the easy chili recipe I provide here or use the leftovers from my keto chicken chili recipe. Winning!

I don’t know about you, but I could always use more creative ways to make use of my low-carb leftovers because the last thing I want is forgotten leftovers in the back of my fridge that have turned into science experiments.

With that in mind, I thought I would share my recipe for keto chicken chili cornbread casserole, allowing you to quickly use any leftover chili.

But what if you haven’t made a batch of my keto chicken chili yet, or you don’t have any leftovers?

Not a problem; I have you covered.

Because I’m not only sharing a delicious way for you to use any keto chili leftovers but also my easy keto chicken chili recipe you can make today.

So, this girl is giving you not one but two recipes. You’re welcome.

By using the leftover keto chicken chili, you can transform your leftovers into a completely new and delicious keto meal option.

Not in the mood for chicken? No problem. You can also use our recipe for Easy Keto Chili if you’re craving beef chili instead.

And who doesn’t like saving money?

People sometimes assume that eating low-carb keto is expensive, but this really doesn’t have to be the case.

Especially if you use recipes that stretch your meals, like this keto casserole.

In fact, you should plan on checking out our entire collection of keto casseroles for more budget-friendly recipes.

Keto chicken chili casserole

This makes it so much easier to use a keto meal plan. Not to mention that it’s also a one-pan keto dinner meal, which saves you both time and money.

Are you not meal planning your low-carb, keto meals yet? What are you waiting for? Planning your meals is also a great way to save money.

Using Keto Leftovers

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Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole
Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole

I seem to have no problem coming up with easy keto meals, but when it comes to using leftovers, this is where I tend to get stumped.

Sure, I could have my keto leftovers for lunch the next day, but because I intermittently fast most days, I just end up skipping lunch. Plus, it’s not always practical to take the night’s leftovers to work.

I usually need more recipes that can be easily repurposed into another meal the next day.

Since being in ketosis our appetite has dramatically reduced, and keto leftovers are bound to happen often.

In the past, when I would create recipes like my batch of keto chicken chili, or my easy keto chili, I would either end up freezing the leftovers or eating the same exact meal two days in a row.

Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem eating leftovers the next day, but sometimes I prefer to change things up.

Why? Because this girl gets bored with her food rather quickly.

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Keto chicken chili casserole baked in a cast-iron skillet

Am I the only one who enjoys new keto recipes?

This is where a recipe like my keto chicken chili cornbread casserole fits in nicely because it can use leftover keto chili as the base of the recipe.

I already have a recipe that uses a “cornbread” topping; it’s my Keto Tamale Pie, which is equally delish.

But don’t worry, because no cornmeal is used in this recipe. The cornbread topping is made with coconut flour, and it’s very low in carbs.

My keto tamale pie is a recipe I purposely made the day after I’d made my easy keto chili for the same reason, I created this keto chicken chili cornbread casserole.

Keto Cast-Iron Cooking

In my book, cooking with a cast-iron skillet is frankly incredible. So, every time I can make an excuse to use my skillet, I do so.

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And if you’re a fan of the blog, you know that I L-O -V-E using my cast iron skillet often. 

Best Keto Cornbread Extract

Using a keto cornbread extract in a recipe like this keto cornbread casserole simply amplifies the flavor of “corn” in the cornbread layer of this dish.

It’s a way to further fool your tastebuds.

The use of corn extract is really effective in getting the flavor of cornbread without the use of any corn.

OOOflavors cornbread flavored concentrate has managed to create a cornbread extract that has zero calories,zero sugar, and zero carbs.

Since it’s a highly concentrated extract, a tiny amount is all you need to get the flavor of corn.

I recommend using 3–4 drops in this recipe and seeing if it elevates the flavor further. 

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Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole

Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole is a simple, delicious recipe that combines chicken chili with a low-carb keto "cornbread" topping for one tasty meal.


Quick Keto Chicken Chili Filling

  • 1 ½ pounds of thinly sliced chicken boneless chicken thighs or chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ cup of finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 16 ounce can of stewed tomato
  • 1 tablespoon of ground chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese, softened

Cheese Middle Layer

  • 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Keto Cornbread Topping:

Cheese Top Layer

  • ½ cup of cheddar cheese to add to the top of the casserole


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Quick Keto Chicken Chili Base

  1. Into a hot 9-inch cast iron skillet add olive oil and sauté the onions and garlic.
  2. To this, add the thinly sliced chicken pieces and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the rest of the chili ingredients to the skillet and allow to simmer on low for 20 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  4. When the chili is done, stir in the two tablespoons of cream cheese and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Turn off the stove and set it aside.
  6. Sprinkle the 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese over the chili (this is the cheese's middle layer)

Keto Cornbread Topping

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the coconut flour, sugar substitute, baking powder, and salt.
  2. To the dry ingredients, add the eggs, cream cheese, melted butter, and coconut milk or the water and cream combo.
  3. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour this mixture over the cooked chicken chili in the skillet and spread evenly.
  5. Lastly, sprinkle the 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese (this will be the last layer in your casserole).
  6. Once assembled, bake the Keto Chicken Chili Casserole in the oven for 25-30 minutes till golden brown to allow the cornbread topping to cook.
  7. Serve hot or warm
  8. Store in the refrigerator for up to two days or freeze for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container.


You can use the 3 cups of cooked leftover Keto Chicken Chili in place of the fast keto chicken chili recipe I provided here. If you use the leftover chicken chili, make sure to warm up the chili in the cast-iron skillet before adding the cornbread topping.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 520Total Fat: 45.4gSaturated Fat: 23.4gCholesterol: 195mgSodium: 561mgCarbohydrates: 9.2gNet Carbohydrates: 6.8gFiber: 2.4gSugar: 4.6gProtein: 20.1g

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Fitoru Fitness

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

I can't wait to try these! My husband loves it! Thanks for sharing!

Hilda Solares

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Enjoy in good health!

Judy Horst

Thursday 19th of December 2019


Hilda Solares

Friday 20th of December 2019

Hi Judy, I recommend you use our keto cornbread recipee that uses almond flour instead because you cannot just swap the coconut flour for almond flour with equal results. I encourage you to read my keto baking tips to better understand how these alternative ingredients work.


Wednesday 18th of December 2019

I’m looking to making the cornbread to use with my leftover keto chili tonight. I do. I do not have coconut flour, will fine blanched almond flour work?

Hilda Solares

Friday 20th of December 2019

Hi Alli, I recommend you use our keto cornbread recipe that uses almond flour instead because you cannot just swap the coconut flour for almond flour with equal results. I encourage you to read my keto baking tips to better understand how these alternative ingredients work.


Sunday 31st of March 2019

I love this recipe but the corn bread substitute tastes and feels more like a biscuit, still tastes wonderful!

I think I'm gonna use the recipe for biscuits and use them in a keto biscuits and gravy! Thank you for this!

Hilda Solares

Monday 1st of April 2019

Have you tried the keto cornbread recipe? It's here in case you want to try:


Saturday 9th of March 2019

I didn’t have any chicken so I used ground beef - it was yummy. But next time I’m going to add cheese to the cornbread topping and probably some jalapeños too- needed more flavor.

Hilda Solares

Sunday 10th of March 2019

Hi Dee, glad you adjusted the spice level to your liking.

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