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Keto Crockpot White Chicken Chili

By Bree

Keto White Chicken Chili

I’m super happy to share this soul-satisfying crockpot keto white chicken chili recipe today. It’s made with tasty dark meat chicken thighs, a careful selection of low carb veggies, and an incredibly savory combo of culinary herbs and spices, and is absolutely to-die-for!

Keto Crockpot White Chicken Chili

Crockpot chicken meals are the best! If you’re looking for more ideas, try these easy keto crockpot chicken tacos and these low carb chicken and dumplings.

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Low Carb Chicken and Dumplings

VIEW RECIPE Net Carbs: 6.3g

How to Make Crockpot Keto White Chicken Chili

To get started on this white chicken crockpot chili, place your chicken thighs into the crockpot along with the onion, garlic, celery, bell pepper, green chiles, jalapeno, cumin, coriander, oregano, and last but not least, the cayenne pepper. Pour in the chicken broth and then cover the crockpot with a lid while it cooks for five or six hours.

Keto White Chicken Crockpot Chili

You can probably already take a guess from looking at all of those ingredients that we’re adding to this chili that it turns out to be rather spicy. Most of that spiciness comes from the capsaicin (the main active chemical found in bell peppers, jalapenos, chiles, and cayenne pepper) content.

You may also like: Chili Verde

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Capsaicin is well known to be a potent anti-inflammatory pain reliever that can also help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. And quite surprisingly, considering it’s spiciness, it’s also been shown to be beneficial when it comes to healing gastric ulcers. (1) So if you’re ever dealing with an irritating stomach ulcer, don’t be shy about making a recipe that’s a on the spicy side of things!

Keto White Chicken Crockpot Chili

In addition to capsaicin, the green pepper included in this chili is also an excellent source of vitamin C and other antioxidants.

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Chili Mac

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Considering that oxidative damage caused by harmful free radicals is a major contributing factor in the development of diseases, you should definitely aim to eat a diet containing an abundance of antioxidant-rich foods. (2) The good news is that nearly all of the keto recipes that we share are made with healthy ingredients that are not only good for staying in ketosis, but also providing you with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Keto White Chicken Crockpot Chili

After the five or six hours have elapsed, you can mix together the heavy cream and cream cheese and then add it into the crockpot. Let the chili cook for another 30 minutes or until it has thickened, and then add the lime juice in. All that’s left to do is season the mix with some salt and pepper and then you’re all set to enjoy a warm and hearty keto meal.

As I mentioned earlier, this white chicken chili is surprisingly spicy. If you’re looking for some ideas on how to offset the heat a little bit, I’d recommend eating the chili with some optional toppings such as grated cheese, chopped cilantro, sour cream, or avocado slices.

Alternatively, if you like things hotter, you can add some more sliced jalapenos to the chili as well.

P.S. If you’re looking for a classic crockpot beef chili recipe, give this one a try:

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Crockpot Beef Chili

VIEW RECIPE Net Carbs: 4.3g

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Keto White Chicken Crockpot Chili

Keto Crockpot White Chicken Chili

  • Author: Bree
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Soup, Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


1 ½ pound skinless boneless chicken thighs
2 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp ground coriander
1 tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 green pepper, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1/4 cup diced onion
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 4.5oz can chopped green chiles
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
2 cups homemade chicken broth
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
4 oz cream cheese
½ lime, juiced salt, black pepper to taste

For serving (optional):
grated cheddar cheese
chopped fresh cilantro
sliced jalapeno
sliced avocado
sour cream


  1. Place the chicken thighs, onion, garlic, celery, bell pepper, green chilis, jalapeno, cumin, coriander, oregano and cayenne pepper in a slow cooker.
  2. Pour in the chicken broth and season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. Cover with a lid and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.
  4. In a small bowl combine the heavy cream and cream cheese and add to the slow cooker.
  5. Continue to cook until the chili has thickened, another 30 minutes.
  6. Add the lime juice and mix to combine.
  7. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  8. Ladle the chili into bowls, top with desired garnishes and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 8.2 g
  • Fat: 18.3 g
  • Sugar: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 15.5 g
  • Fiber: 2 g

Keywords: white chicken chili, crockpot

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  1. Tried this tonight. It was soooo delicious. My husband said I outdid myself. I don’t like bell peppers or celery so I did not use those. This will definitely be on repeat in our household.

  2. White chicken chili has a special place in my heart! Super comforting on a cold day.

    To up the heat, try any of these peppers: habanero, thai chili.

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