Instant Pot Keto White Chicken Chili

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Creamy keto white chicken chili made with tender chicken thighs, cauliflower rice and a spicy, creamy broth. This beanless white chili is a hearty bowl of comfort on a cold Fall or Winter day. Options to cook in the Instant Pot, slow cooker and stove top.

Instant Pot Keto White Chicken Chili Ingredients

  • 1.5 to 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cut into 6 to 8 pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups (10 oz) cauliflower rice, frozen or fresh
  • toppings for chili- avocado, limes, cheese, cilantro

Instant Pot Keto White Chicken Chili Directions

  • 1
    Add chicken thighs, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, green chiles, heavy cream and seasonings to the liner of the Instant Pot. Stir to combine.
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  • 2
    Spread cubed cream cheese around the chili broth mixture. Secure the Instant Pot lid and set the valve to seal. Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before releasing the remaining pressure manually by turning the valve to vent.
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  • 3
    Shred chicken using an electric mixer or two forks.
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  • 4
    Add cauliflower rice. Let set for 2 minutes until cauliflower rice is heated through.
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  • 5
    Slow Cooker Instructions Add the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, diced chiles and seasonings to the liner of a slow cooker. Mix to combine. Add in chicken thighs and cream cheese. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours. Twenty minutes before you want to eat, add in cauliflower rice.
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Latest Keto Dishes

Low Carb White Chicken Chili

creamy white chili with no beans topped with sour cream
Keto white chicken chili is the recipe you need when you are cravy a bowl of something warm, spicy and creamy. You’ll love the way the flavors of the chilis, tomatoes, and spices blend together with the tender pieces of shredded chicken and the creamy, cheese broth in this beanless chili recipe.

Your entire family will love this low carb soup and you will love that it only takes about 30 minutes to cook. This is an easy keto dinner recipe you can make either in the Instant Pot, slow cooker or stove top.

This chili is even better when you add on your favorite toppings, like avocado, shredded cheese, cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Scoop up with pork rinds for a chili dip.

Keto Instant Pot Recipe

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Pressure cooker are a life saver when you come home from work and have nothing planned for dinner. This recipe for white chicken chili is a basic recipe you can make on those types of nights because you probably already have the ingredients on hand.

When you get home from work, toss all the ingredients in the Instant Pot and pressure cook for 15 minutes. After the pressure releases, you will have dinner ready in 10 minutes!

My favorite pressure cooker is the Instant Pot. It has multiple functions like saute, slow cook, steam, pressure cooker and more. By using an Instant Pot, you can speed up the cooking time compared to if you cooked the same meal on the stove top.

Keto Slow Cooker Recipe Version

Slow cookers the perfect solution to having dinner ready for you when you get home from work. Dump all the chili ingredients into the crock pot first thing in the morning. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Your keto white chicken chili will be ready for you when you get home.

Stove Top Instructions

It’s not required that you cook this keto chili in a pressure cooker or crockpot. If you don’t own either, you can cook this chicken chili on the stove top. It will take longer to cook this keto soup but it will taste just as good.

To cook your soup in the stove, add all of the chili ingredients to a stock pot except the cream cheese. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer on the stove for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Add in cream cheese. Stir until melted and creamy. Shread chicken as instructed below.

Keto Dump & Go Recipe

Don’t have a lot of time to meal prep or cook dinner?? Me too! No worries, meal prep and dinner just got easier. This keto white chicken chili recipe is a dump & go freezer meal for the pressure cooker or crockpot!

Simply add all the chili ingredients to a freezer safe ziploc bag and store flat in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator over night or cook from frozen.

Tomatoes on the Keto Diet

jar of homemade crushed tomatoes

Yes, tomatoes have carbs in them. And yes, they are allowed on the keto diet – as long as you don’t go overboard with them. One medium tomato has 4 carbs; however, most keto recipes only call for a few tomatoes for the entire recipe. Per serving, tomatoes don’t make a huge impact to your total daily carb limit.

Tomatoes add so much flavor to keto recipes too! They make Italian and Mexican recipes possible on your low carb diet.

Easiest Way to Shred Chicken

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The easiest way to shred cooked chicken is to us an electric mixer. Sure you can transfer the chicken to your KitchenAid or shred it with two forks and achieve the same results. But why make a mess by pulling out the chicken and transferring it to a new bowl or cutting board that you will have to wash??

You can use an electric mixer to shred your chicken right in the same pot (your Instant Pot liner or slow cooker). Mix everything together in your Instant Pot liner. This will not only shred your chicken but create a creamy chili broth.

Keto White Chicken Chili Storage & Reheating Instructions

Store the leftover chili in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. The chili is freezer safe both before you cook it and after. Place the chili or ingredients in a freezer safe ziploc bag or container and freeze for later use.

Reheat the chili in the microwave or on the stove top until heat through.

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  1. I am new to the Instant Pot. This recipe sounds delicious, but I need some guidance with your instructions…
    When you say ‘pressure cook on high for 15 mins’, what is the setting i should use on the pot? Slow cook? Stew? And how do you release the pressure?

    1. Hit the Pressure Cook button. It should default to high pressure cooking so you shouldn’t have to mess with that. Then move the timer to 15 minutes and hit start. To release the pressure, either press down the valve or turn the valve to vent. It depends on the model you have.

  2. Hi, this looks delicious! I’m wondering what the time difference for the instapot would be if I use frozen chicken?

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