4/2/22

Creamy, Spicy Keto White Chicken Chili (with an option of beans that are low carb and keto friendly) and UPDATE it makes amazing enchiladas the next day!

Adding this photo and update - this was my plate of chicken enchiladas the next day - literally as I was getting ready to take a bite and dig in!  I remembered to grab my cell phone and snap a quick picture!

A great way to use the leftovers of my cream white chicken chili.... a low carb tortilla wrap!

The next day's leftovers made into a low carb chicken enchilada... SO GOOD

 
The first night:  White Chicken Chili

 

A really bad photo of a really good white chili!  I grabbed my old iphone and quickly snapped a couple photos yesterday for instagram, but never did get around to taking any better pictures.  I have two really good white chili recipes - only one of them is low carb or keto (this one).  But the other one is so good that I do cave and make it sometimes with the white beans, because I love them so much.

I've been waiting to make this keto version until my order of black soy beans arrived but I couldn't wait even one more day so I made it anyway.  That means this version is keto with zero beans.  But I probably need to briefly talk about those.

Black soy beans are not black beans.  Yes, they are black and they are beans, but not the 'black beans' you see and buy at your local grocery store.  Those are high carb.  These are black soy beans and are a little more difficult to find, but are only 11 total carbs in 1/2 cup but because they have 6 grams of fiber, they are a total net carb of just 5 grams per 1/2 cup.  I can't find them anywhere locally so I have to order them.  I will list those at the bottom of this post!

You do NOT need any beans to make this yummy, spicy, creamy white chicken chili.  Nope!  But if you crave beans and you love them, the Eden Foods black soy beans are a good substitution. 

Here is what is funny about me making this chili yesterday.  I was craving it and needed something quick and easy to throw together for dinner as I didn't have time to mess around cooking.  I made this up early in the afternoon when I had time and ended up eating 2 bowls full around 3:30 because I was so hungry - so this was my dinner.  

When I was finished eating, I grabbed my phone to check messages, and saw I had had a notification at 10:45 that morning that my delivery from Netrition had been delivered.  What!?  I had been so busy all day I hadn't heard it or saw anyone come up the drive!  I also had been so busy I never looked at my phone, so I never saw the notification.

THAT DELIVERY HAD MY BLACK SOY BEANS I WANTED FOR THIS CHILI!  Bah ha.

Sure enough, heading outside, I saw the delivery driver had came, but had placed it in a corner of the garage and left.  I had no idea it was there.

Since the chili was already completely done, I did not put them in, as it doesn't need them; I just personally really like chili with beans.  Besides, now I have 6 cans on hand for more chili in the near future AND to make a yummy black bean salsa, and add them to my low carb enchiladas.

 

Spicy White Chili (low carb/keto option)

3 T butter
3/4 c chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
2 T minced garlic
2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and diced or use rotisserie chicken, leftovers or even canned chicken
1 T cumin
1 T chili powder
1/2 t oregano
salt and pepper
1 small can diced green chilies
4 to 8 oz. fresh, sliced mushrooms, chopped or not, up to you and amount is up to you
optional 1 or 2 cans Eden brand black soy beans (not regular black beans, those are high carb)
2-3 c chicken broth
1 c heavy cream
2 - 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese
1 small fresh lime, juiced (about a tablespoon)

Saute' the onion and green pepper in the butter in a pan.  Add the garlic, cook for another minute or two.  Add the chicken, the seasonings, mushrooms and chilies along with the broth and cream.  If you are using black soy beans, rinse them well and add them.  Heat through, then add the cream cheese and lime juice and continue to stir and heat through until it's smooth and creamy.  Simmer on low.  Serve.



RANDOM NOTES OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD

Another really horrible photo - snapped quickly on my very old, original iphone SE (yep, the old version of the SE - not the newer one). 
The mushrooms kind of take the place of white beans to lend that little texture bite missing without beans.  You can leave them out if you don't like them though!  Totally optional.
I used my own dehydrated green peppers (LINK TO THAT POST HERE) and just added about 1/4 cup water to the butter in the pan when I was cooking the onion/peppers to help re-hydrate them.
The chicken used this time was 2 chicken breasts I precooked a couple days ago with seasonings and then placed into mason jars with some of the broth as well as one raw chicken breast I grabbed from the freezer, thawed just enough to dice it up and then cooked it in the pan with the onion and pepper.
I decided to try to cut down to one package of cream cheese and see if it was acceptable... it wasn't.  The second package really does make it nice and thick and creamy and brings out the chicken/cheese flavor.


UPDATE TO ADD:
These make amazing enchiladas!

The leftovers in the refrigerator really thickened up the next day - which was perfect to grab 2 low carb tortillas and fill them up!  It just made the most amazing low carb chicken enchiladas.  Two meals from one... I like those!


 

 Mentioned in the post above:  Eden Organic Black Soy Beans

Not black beans, but black soy beans.  Not easy to find locally at the grocery stores, but relatively easy to find online.  Amazon and Netrition both carry them.

If you want a black bean alternative for chili or Mexican dishes, but are low carb or keto so you can't or won't eat traditional high carb beans, this is the substitution that might work for you.  Total carbs for a full half cup of beans are 11g but fiber is 6g so you have net carbs in 1/2 a cup right at 5 grams. 

If you prefer to order from Amazon:

Eden Organic Black Soy Beans

  • Plant-based complete protein, complex carbs, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polyphenols, phytonutrients, excellent fiber, folate B9, zinc, and iron.
  • Black Soybeans are a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids the body needs, but cannot make.
  • U.S. organic family sourced. Creating and supporting local supply for decades.
  • Very Low Sodium, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Vegan, Kosher, Low Fat, High Fiber.
  • BPA, BPS, and phthalate free cans since 1999.

 

Or, you can order from Netrition (Eden Foods Black Soy Beans) (this is where I order mine!)

Lastly, I've seen them at Swanson Vitamins as well - which is another company I have bought from for years so I trust them.

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