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White Chicken Chili with Various Toppings

Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe (Beanless; Keto; Low Carb)

This low carb and keto friendly Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe has two kinds of cheese and a little kick from jalapenos! It’s a great way to use rotisserie chicken, and it comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 365kcal



  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large stalks celery diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 large cloves garlic minced
  • 2 jalapenos deseeded and minced
  • 3 cups chicken bone broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 4 ounces white cheddar shredded
  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded or cubed (great use for leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Optional Toppings:

  • Shredded white cheddar or crumbled queso fresco
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Scallion slices
  • Jalapeno slices
  • Fresh lime wedges


  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add the celery and onion and cook until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic and jalapeno and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in the broth, cumin, oregano, salt, and black pepper, and bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in the cream cheese 1/2 at a time until smooth.
  • Whisk in the shredded cheddar 1/3 at a time until smooth.
  • Stir in the chicken and cream, and cook until the chicken is warm, about 1 minute, gently stirring constantly.
  • Serve with any toppings you like.



  • Net Carbs: 5g per serving
  • Nutrition information was calculated without toppings.
  • Additional Cooking Methods: Please see the post above for slow cooker and pressure cooker instructions.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 785mg | Potassium: 336mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 1.3mg