Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole(Easy Keto Chili)


Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole, a simple yet delicious recipe that combines chicken chili with a low in carbs keto “cornbread” topping.

My recipe for keto chicken chili cornbread casserole is the perfect combination of chili and cornbread. And we all know that these two were meant to go hand in hand. So when you are in the mood for a keto chili and cornbread you have no need to keep searching.

If you haven’t made our Keto Chicken Chili Recipe, I encourage you to give it a try. It’s perfect for busy weeknights since it’s made in a slow cooker. Do check out our collection  Keto Chicken Recipes for more delicious keto-friendly recipes.

Fan of Tex Mex flavors? Then make sure you don’t leave without visiting our Easy Keto Tex Mex Recipes. It’s a delicious collection of keto recipes that feature the popular flavors of Texas and Mexico. And if that isn’t enough, check out our collection of Keto Cornbread Recipes.

Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole Easy Keto Chili

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.

When you combine a chicken chili with a Keto Cornbread topping, it makes a delicious, simple weeknight meal.

What’s more this keto 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.

Planning For Keto Leftovers On Purpose

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 my easy keto chicken chili recipe you can make today.

SOOOOO, this girl is giving you not ONE but TWO recipes. You’re welcome.

By using the leftover keto chicken chili,  you’re able to 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 a beef chili instead.

Keto Budget Meal Options

Another benefit of this keto chicken cornbread casserole is that it’s budget-friendly.

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 chicken cornbread casserole.

This makes it so much easier to keto meal plan.

Not meal planning your low carb keto meals yet? What are you waiting for? Planning your meals is also a great way to save $$$.

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

Using Keto Leftovers

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 intermittent fast often, most days I just end up skipping lunch.

Plus its’ not always practical to take the night before’s leftovers to work.

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

Since being in ketosis our appetite has greatly 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 really prefer to change things up.

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

Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole Easy Keto Chili

Am I the only one that 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.

But don’t freak out, because no cornmeal is used in this recipe. Remember you’re reading a low carb keto blog.

The cornbread topping is made with coconut flour and it’s very low in carbs.

My keto tamale pie is a recipe I purpose to make the day after I’ve 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 amazing. 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.

I sure hope you will give my Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread recipe a try. AND once you do, make sure you remember to tag us on Instagram and Facebook. Your pictures are what keeps this girl encouraged to keep sharing and perfecting her recipes.

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There are times that our low carb keto lifestyle can use a little assistance. When even great keto recipes just aren’t enough.

Especially when you are embarking on a keto diet for the first time or hit a plateau that doesn’t want to budge.

This is when we recommend you give exogenous ketones a try. It’s a tool to that can boost your ketone levels naturally and effectively.

Don’t take this as an excuse to cheat or to be sloppy with your keto diet.

Because it is not a replacement for doing a well-formulated ketogenic diet, but simply a tool to train your body to use ketones as fuel.

If you are not familiar with this form of supplementation to read more about ketosis and its benefits. 

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In this post I go into detail about being in ketosis and why I feel it’s beneficial to do so quickly.

Ketone Testing

If you are wanting to do a keto diet effectively, don’t forget to test your ketone levels. Although ketone strips work well initially, the Gold standard is the blood ketone test.

This test is taken just like the glucose test that diabetics use to track their sugar levels.

After 10 seconds the ketone meter will give you an accurate reading. Testing is not necessary in order to do a ketogenic diet, but it can serve as a powerful tool to track your ketone levels and help you see your ketosis progress.

Please feel free to reach out to us to assist you in any way. Our desire to see you succeed.

Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole

Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole

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

Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole, a simple yet delicious recipe that combines chicken chili with a low carb keto "cornbread" topping.


Quick Keto Chicken Chili Filling

  • OR replace with 3 cups of my Keto Chicken Chili Recipe (link provided)
  • 1 ½ pounds of thinly sliced chicken ( I used boneless chicken thighs)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ cup of finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 16 ounces of stewed of 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 tablespoon of cream cheese

Cheese Middle Layer

  • 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese

Keto Cornbread Topping:

Cheese Top Layer

  • ½ cup of cheddar cheese to add to the top 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, garlic.
  2. To this add the thinly sliced chicken thighs 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 chicken is fully cooked.
  4. When chili is done, stir in the 2 tablespoons of cream cheese and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Turn off stove and set aside.
  6. Sprinkle the 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese over the chili (this is the cheese middle layer)

Keto Cornbread Topping

  1. In a medium size bowl combine the coconut flour, sugar substitute, baking powder, sea salt.
  2. To the dry ingredients add the eggs, cream cheese, melted butter and coconut milk
  3. Mix well until fully 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.


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.

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

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Note: Botanically speaking coconut is a fruit. But in some cases, it is also a tree nut. If an individual is allergic to “tree nuts” there is a probability they are also allergic to coconut.