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5 from 4 votes

Keto White Chicken Chili

White chicken chili is one of my favorite cold weather dishes. It's easy to make and hearty enough to keep you warm on a blustery day.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time34 minutes
Total Time49 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 245.18kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • ¾ cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 - 4.5 ounce can chopped green chilis undrained
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • For serving: sour cream shredded cheese, lime wedges, jalapeño, cilantro


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • When the oil is warm, add the onion, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the garlic to the pan, and cook for another minute.
  • Add the chicken, broth, green chilis, oregano, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper to the pan.
  • Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes. Remove the chicken from the saucepan, and shred it with forks.
  • Add the cubed cream cheese to the liquid.
  • Cook, over low heat, until the cheese melts, about 4 minutes.
  • Return the chicken to the pot, and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
  • Stir in the fresh lime juice.
  • Serve warm with sour cream, cheese, lime wedges, jalapeños, and cilantro.


Calories: 245.18kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.07g | Protein: 28.65g | Fat: 12.02g | Saturated Fat: 4.77g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.26g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 91.66mg | Sodium: 621.58mg | Potassium: 526.42mg | Fiber: 1.12g | Sugar: 1.66g | Vitamin A: 465.69IU | Vitamin C: 12.73mg | Calcium: 49.04mg | Iron: 1.25mg