Keto Cheesy Chicken Chili Skillet

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  • prep time

    prep time

    4 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    10 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    14 min

Keto Cheesy Chicken Chili Skillet

18 ratings

This one-pan main course is full of juicy tex-mex seasoned chicken, spicy diced chilis, and a creamy and tangy cheese sauce. Full of protein and fat, this dish would taste particularly good served over the Carb Manager Mexican Fried Rice.

Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    4.5 g

  • Fiber

    0.7 g

  • Total Carbs

    5.2 g

  • Protein

    40.2 g

  • Fats

    42.3 g

565 cals

Keto Cheesy Chicken Chili Skillet

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  • Chicken Thigh

    Chicken Thigh

    8 ounce

  • Salt


    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper, Ground

    Black Pepper, Ground

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Onion Powder

    Onion Powder

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Cumin, Ground

    Cumin, Ground

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Paprika


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Cayenne


    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    2 teaspoon

  • Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies by Red Gold

    Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies by Red Gold

    ½ cup

  • Whipping Cream, Extra Heavy/gourmet, Not Whipped

    Whipping Cream, Extra Heavy/gourmet, Not Whipped

    ½ cup

  • Mexican Blend Cheese

    Mexican Blend Cheese

    ½ cup, grated

Recipe Steps

steps 4

14 min

  • Step 1

    Cut your chicken thighs into chunky pieces - about 10. Toss them in a skillet with all the seasonings and the olive oil. Cook on a medium high heat until the chicken is golden brown on all sides.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Reduce the heat to a medium and stir in the diced tomatoes with chilis (liquid drained). Cook and toss until the excess moisture evaporates and the chilis start to turn golden.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Next, stir in the cream. When the cream has come to a simmer, stir in the mexican cheese. Reduce the heat to low and stir until the cheese melts and the sauce thickens around the chicken.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Serve the skillet chicken and sauce with chopped cilantro as a garnish at your discretion.
    Step 4

Comments 19

  • SuperArugula501002

    SuperArugula501002 8 months ago

    This is the hands down favorite of my non-keto diners and one of my favorites too. It is one of the few recipes I cook as written. It is flavor packed even without onion and garlic.

    • josie0695

      josie0695 6 months ago

      SuperArugula said this was a fav of non-keto DINERS (not "dinners"!), meaning other people who eat it really like it, even though they aren't keto followers themselves. Yes, it *is* a Keto recipe! ;-)

    • joaniesheehanc461

      joaniesheehanc461 6 months ago

      I was just about to ask same thing

    • Alohalia

      Alohalia 6 months ago

      Isn’t this a Keto recipe? How is it not keto?

  • NewShape4Jen

    NewShape4Jen 10 months ago

    What does heavy whipping cream- not whipped mean?

    • IneffableKale531752

      IneffableKale531752 7 months ago

      It means to not beat/ or whip it with a mixer or whisk into whipped cream. Use it as is out of the container.

  • Ydouglas

    Ydouglas 2 years ago

    I delete the tomatoes for less carbs and no bell pepper. Very little cheese just to top when I eat it and omg delicious!

    • josie0695

      josie0695 6 months ago

      How many carb grams do you save by omitting the tomatoes/chiles?

  • SamT58

    SamT58 2 years ago

    Amazing taste, you could add peppers to it.

    • SuperArugula501002

      SuperArugula501002 3 years ago

      Richly delicious. Hard not to eat it all. Added fresh jalapeño to the skillet and garnished with scallions and fresh cilantro. Perfect!

      • Ginawaygood

        Ginawaygood 3 years ago

        Loved this . Added some mushrooms but apart from that I didn't change anything

        • Boots

          Boots 3 years ago

          Love this recipe!!! Yum

          • ZJordan

            ZJordan 3 years ago

            This was really good and will definitely be making it again. Thank you!

            • Taylorsmom

              Taylorsmom 4 years ago

              Can i freeze the drumsticks in the marinate before cooking? Not sure about the whipping cream

              • Lynda

                Lynda a year ago

                Heavy cream for whipping has less carbs

            • Arlie111

              Arlie111 4 years ago

              I didn't have chiles but fresh fine chopped green and yellow peppers and a few slices chopped zuccini, that's what i had...added a little chile powder and voila...Excellent!!! YUM 😋

              • Jess

                Jess 4 years ago

                Really good! I toss in some spinach too in mine. 😋

                • Nicole218

                  Nicole218 4 years ago

                  Soooo good!!!!!!

                  • dkw34e7f38

                    dkw34e7f38 4 years ago