Keto White Chicken Chili


Indulge in the irresistible flavors of our Creamy Dreamy Keto White Chicken Chili. This recipe brings together the richness of cream cheese and cheddar with the robust taste of chicken, green chiles, and aromatic spices. It's a heavenly concoction that's not only sumptuous but also perfectly aligns with your keto and gluten-free lifestyle. Whether you choose the slow cooker or Instant Pot method, this chili is remarkably easy to make and packed with creamy, cheesy goodness.

Keto White Chicken Chili

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time (Slow Cooker): 4-6 hours on low
  • Cooking Time (Instant Pot): 20 minutes on high pressure
  • Total Time: Varies based on cooking method

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: Approximately 1 cup

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 360 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6g (Net Carbs: 4g)
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 450mg


  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 500g (1.1 pounds)
  • Cream cheese - 200g (7 ounces)
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded - 150g (5.3 ounces)
  • Chicken broth - 950ml (4 cups)
  • Green chiles, canned - 100g (3.5 ounces)
  • Onion, chopped - 100g (3.5 ounces)
  • Garlic, minced - 3 cloves
  • Ground cumin - 1 teaspoon
  • Dried oregano - 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Chicken: Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker or Instant Pot.
  2. Add Ingredients: Top chicken with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green chiles, onion, garlic, cumin, oregano, and chicken broth.
  3. Cook:
  4. For Slow Cooker: Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  5. For Instant Pot: Seal and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Quick-release pressure.
  6. Shred Chicken: Remove chicken, shred it, and return it to the pot. Stir well.
  7. Season and Garnish: Add salt, pepper, and fresh cilantro. Stir to combine.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Cream Cheese Tip: Cut the cream cheese into smaller pieces for more even melting.
  • Chili Consistency: Adjust the thickness by adding more broth if desired.
  • Enhance Flavor: Experiment with additional toppings like avocado, sour cream, or lime juice.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use frozen chicken?

Yes, you can use frozen chicken, especially in the Instant Pot. Adjust cooking time accordingly.

How do I make the chili spicier?

Add jalapeños or increase the amount of green chiles for more heat.

Can I use different cheeses?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different kinds of melty cheeses like Monterey Jack.

As you relish the last spoonful of this Creamy Dreamy Keto White Chicken Chili, let it be a reminder of the joy of keto cooking. It's a dish that proves healthy eating can be deliciously indulgent. So, top it with your favorite garnishes, and dive into this cheesy, creamy wonder, guilt-free!