White Chicken Chili (Keto, Paleo, Whole30, Nightshade-free, Dairy-free, AIP-option)
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Serves: 6 servings
keto, low carb, paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, whole30, nightshade free, nut-free, egg-free, AIP-option
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, ghee or other cooking oil
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sea sat
  • 1 teaspoons black pepper (or white pepper if you have it)
  • 3 cups chicken bone broth (or regular broth) - I used Bonafide Provisions Bone Broth
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breast
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup dairy-free or lactose-free cream cheese (or additional coconut milk or coconut cream)
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1½ tablespoons arrowroot starch or tapioca starch
Options for serving:
  • scallions, thinly sliced
  • fresh cilantro
  • lime wedges
  • avocado slices
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  1. In a large pot, heat the cooking oil. Add the onion and celery, cook 5-7 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, oregano, coriander, sea salt and pepper. Give it all stir, cook for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add broth. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the chicken. Stir and reduce heat to medium-high. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked.
  4. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the chicken and shred with two forks or using the mixer method (read how to do that here).
  5. Add the chicken back to the pot. Stir.
  6. In a small bowl whisk together the coconut milk, cream cheese and the lime juice.
  7. In another small bowl whisk together the arrowroot starch (or tapioca) with ¼ cup or cold water.
  8. Whisk the coconut milk mixture into the chili. Stir well to combine.
  9. While whisking the soup, slowly stir in the arrowroot starch mixture. Bring the chili to a low boil and let it thicken and reduce slightly.
  10. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary, to your taste.
  11. Serve and garnish and desired.
If you are serving to individuals who like a little heat and can tolerate nightshades just fine, serve with canned green chiles or pickled jalapeƱos as a topping option, they can also add red pepper flakes.
You can skip the arrowroot starch slurry and this will be just a bit thinner, but still super hearty.
If you want it more like a soup, skip the arrowroot and add another cup of broth.
For AIP - leave out cumin and coriander, instead of cream cheese use all coconut milk
For AIP reintroduction phase - if you tolerate cumin and coriander keep those.
Recipe by Tasty Yummies at https://tasty-yummies.com/white-chicken-chili-keto-paleo-whole30/