Keto Cream Cheese Chicken Chili – Where Has This Been All My Life?!

Keto Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 45 MINUTES

total time: 60 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil, for sautéing vegetables
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 - 7 oz. cans green chiles
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 - 8 oz. blocks full-fat cream cheese
  • juice from 1 lime
  • Optional toppings: fresh cilantro, lime wedges, shredded cheese

Directions

1

In a large saucepan or stockpot, heat butter or olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and chopped bell pepper. Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, until soft. Then add in the garlic and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

2

Add the ground chicken to the stockpot and heat until the chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 10 minutes. Break up the ground chicken as needed.

3

Stir in cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.

4

Add the canned green chiles to the stockpot and stir to combine.

5

Stir in chicken broth and heavy whipping cream.

6

Add the cream cheese blocks to the stockpot and continue to simmer until the cream cheese has completely melted and is incorporated into the chili, about 10 to 15 minutes. Continue to stir occasionally.

7

Squeeze lime juice into the chili. Reduce heat to low to medium-low and let the chili simmer for at least another 15 minutes to help meld the flavors together.

8

Serve with a lime wedge, fresh cilantro, and shredded cheese if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: 494 calories Calories | 41.6g Fat | 6.8g Total Carbs | 0.7g Fiber | 2.1g Sugar | 27.1g Protein | 6g Net Carbs

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This rich, creamy keto cream cheese chicken chili is exactly what you need this winter to warm your bones!

spoonful of Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

You’ll love this variation on traditional chili!

Chili is one of my favorite meals. Especially during the colder months of the year. There are so many different chili recipes out there, it’s impossible for me to pick a favorite. I gravitate towards beanless chili recipes to keep things as low carb and keto as possible.

adding toppings to Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

But I have to say, this cream cheese chicken chili is the ultimate keto chili recipe. It’s packed full of protein, low-carb vegetables, and creamy goodness. This recipe is made using ground chicken, an onion, green bell pepper, garlic, canned green chiles, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, and chili seasonings. It’s so flavorful!

Bundle on up with a bowl because it’s bound to become a new favorite!

bowls of Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Tips for making the best keto cream cheese chicken chili:

  • You can use whatever kind of ground chicken your grocery store carries. I tried out a new brand called Mighty Spark and enjoyed it. In fact, it was actually the only ground chicken I could find at my grocery store. Chicken sausage would also be tasty in this recipe!
  • If you want a little more spice in this chili, add a 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or top it with your favorite hot sauce.
  • The longer you let this simmer on the stovetop before serving, the better the flavor. If you’re going to let it simmer for longer than an hour, add an additional cup of broth.
  • You can make this in a slow cooker instead of on the stovetop. Cook it on LOW for 4 to 5 hours or HIGH for 2 to 3 hours. I would also add an extra cup of liquid to keep it from getting too dry.
  • If you have any leftovers, the chili will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days or you can freeze it for up to 3 months.

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili ingredients

sautéing onions, peppers, garlic

ground chicken in stockpot with veggies

adding seasonings to stockpot

adding green chiles to stockpot

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

adding cream to pan

adding cream cheese to pan

cream cheese in Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

spoonful of Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

bowls of Cream Cheese Chicken Chili


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Keto Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 45 MINUTES

total time: 60 MINUTES

Rich, creamy chili made with ground chicken, onions, peppers, green chilis, heavy cream, and cream cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil, for sautéing vegetables
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 - 7 oz. cans green chiles
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 - 8 oz. blocks full-fat cream cheese
  • juice from 1 lime
  • Optional toppings: fresh cilantro, lime wedges, shredded cheese

Directions

1

In a large saucepan or stockpot, heat butter or olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and chopped bell pepper. Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, until soft. Then add in the garlic and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

2

Add the ground chicken to the stockpot and heat until the chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 10 minutes. Break up the ground chicken as needed.

3

Stir in cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.

4

Add the canned green chiles to the stockpot and stir to combine.

5

Stir in chicken broth and heavy whipping cream.

6

Add the cream cheese blocks to the stockpot and continue to simmer until the cream cheese has completely melted and is incorporated into the chili, about 10 to 15 minutes. Continue to stir occasionally.

7

Squeeze lime juice into the chili. Reduce heat to low to medium-low and let the chili simmer for at least another 15 minutes to help meld the flavors together.

8

Serve with a lime wedge, fresh cilantro, and shredded cheese if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: 494 calories Calories | 41.6g Fat | 6.8g Total Carbs | 0.7g Fiber | 2.1g Sugar | 27.1g Protein | 6g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

holding a bowl of Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Cream cheese makes everything better, and this chili recipe is no exception.

This keto cream cheese chicken chili will make everyone in your house happy. To jazz it up even more, go crazy with some additional toppings — it’s so good with lime, fresh cilantro, and shredded cheese. YUM!

keto cream cheese chicken chili in bowl with lime wedge

My Hip sidekick Jenna tried this keto cream cheese chicken chili and here’s what she thought:

“This hearty and flavorful chili is amazing! My sister suggested having a chili cookoff this winter (we are very competitive lol!) and THIS is the recipe I will be using. It’s unique, delicious, and I really can’t get enough. I love how easy it was to make in just one pot, and the whole family ate it up (Mom win!). Plus, it reheats really nicely for lunch the next day.”


Looking for more chili recipes? Check out this Wendy’s copycat chili recipe.


About the writer:

Emily graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Idaho, holds 5 years of blogging experience, and has been featured in Every Day Health and Women's Health Magazine.


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Comments 8

  1. Cynthia

    You’re correct, where has this been all my life? Made it this evening even though I didn’t have the green pepper it was amazing and will remain in regular rotation. Thank you for sharing!!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! You’re most welcome, Cynthia! 💞🤗Glad you enjoyed it and that you’ll be making it regularly! Thanks a bunch for letting us know it was a hit! 🙌

  2. mrvoeltz

    This turned out delicious! We didn’t have green pepper either but I did have a sweet red pepper and it was amazing!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh good! Super glad to hear how yummy it turned out! 😋🙌Thanks for taking a moment to comment!

  3. Beemer

    I’m getting ready to make this in a crock pot. Do I add the cream as directed or closer to the end?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there! If making this in a crock pot you can wait to add the cream cheese until the chicken is cooked through. Hope you love it! Let us know how it turns out! 🙌😋

  4. Kari

    Could you sub chili seasoning packets instead of chili powder and cumin? I have a lot on hand!!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That could work too, Kari! Just double check the ingredients of your seasoning packets to be sure they are keto friendly. 💞

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