Are you looking for a quick easy night recipe that is LOADED with flavor, Keto Green Chile Chicken is your answer. A quick and easy dinner with less than 10 ingredients and one dish for quick prep and easy cleanup. If you put green chiles and cream cheese together then it’s the right combo if you ask me. This fun Southwestern flavor inspired casserole is packed with flavor and sure to please your pickiest eaters. Today’s combo is so rich, creamy and zesty in just the right way. It is low carb comfort food at it’s best.
Keto Green Chile Chicken
This recipe is so easy, you can have it prepped and ready to bake in under 15 minutes, that’s right I said 15 minutes. I love a quick and easy recipes on these busy school nights. The best part about this recipe is the only cleanup you will have is one bowl and a spoon. Sounds like a winner to me. That is music to my ears. You can find more Keto friendly recipes here. You can also find my list of chicken baked dinner recipes here.
What are Green Chiles
If you have never cooked with Green Chiles before, you are in for a treat! These are mild green chile peppers grown in the southwestern part of the United States and Mexico. Although there are different varieties, most, including the ones that we cook with in this recipe, are mild so they work to enhance the flavor of the dish without adding much heat.
How to Serve Keto Green Chile Chicken
Let’s talk about the combination of flavors in this recipe. There is something magical that happens when you combine green chilies, cumin, cream cheese and garlic. Next you add your protein… the chicken and you get this delicious combo. This recipe would be delicious served over a bed of sautéed spinach, cauliflower rice, or greens of your choice, or any of the other options listed below.
Top this off with a spoonful of sour cream or my favorite homemade Pico de Gallo, or even some fresh chopped cilantro for the perfect meal!
These are some of my favorite ways to serve this chicken bake that are Keto friendly:
Keto Friendly Serving Ideas
- On top of sautéed spinach
- On top of cauliflower rice
- Serve with sautéed vegetables
- Zoodles- spiralized zucchini
- Mashed cheesy cauliflower
You can always just serve this with a yummy green salad, or some delicious fruit. If you have any great Keto friendly ideas please comment below. I love to try new ideas from readers!
How to Make Keto Green Chile Chicken
This Keto Green Chile Chicken Bake is easy and should come together quick. I will walk you through tips and tricks and answer any questions you have about the recipe.
There is a FULL printable recipe at the bottom of this post for you
Q. Can I use other cuts of meat for this recipe?
A. Yes, you can use chicken thighs or tenderloins if you prefer. Just make sure to adjust your chicken time a little less if you are using smaller cuts of meats. To ensure your dish is done, use a meat thermometer and cook to 165˚F.
Q: How do I store leftovers from the Keto Green Chile Chicken ?
A: This chicken stores really well. The flavors are sometimes better the next day after the chicken has marinaded in the sauce overnight. You can place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Q: My family is not on a “Keto” diet, how can I serve this to them to make it a regular meal?
A: My kids love this on top of rice with a side of black beans. This is also delicious cut up and served on a tostada shell. The leftover would be delicious as a nacho topping as well.
Q: Is this dish too spicy for kids?
A: When buying the green chiles make sure to buy the mild ones and you will not have a problem with it being to spicy. This dish has a rich flavor and the green chiles just add to the taste.
Q: Can I freeze Green Chile Chicken?
A: Yes! You can put it in individual serving sized containers and keep it in the freezer for up to a month.
I hope you get a chance to try this Keto Green Chile Chicken. This recipe is on made on a regular basis at my house. You can do so many fun things with the leftovers to get you through a busy week. These are some of my all time favorite flavors and such a simple dinner to make. If you would like more Keto friendly recipes try Lemon Asparagus Chicken, Bruschetta Chicken, Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup, and Tuscan Garlic Chicken.
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Keto Green Chile Chicken
Yield 8 servings
This Green Chile Chicken is the perfect easy and flavorful low carb meal. It is loaded with tender chicken, tangy green chiles, the perfect amount of southwestern spices and finished off with cheese!
- 3-4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
- 1 4 oz can chopped green chilis (I prefer Old El Paso)
- 1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Heat the oven to 375F.
- In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper until combined. Then stir in the green chilis and stir until evenly mixed.
- Lay the chicken breasts flat in a baking dish. Cover the chicken breasts with the green chili mixture. Then top with the monterey jack cheese.
- Bake on the middle rack for 35-45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.
- Serve hot over sautéed spinach or cauliflower rice. Enjoy!
- You can cut the chicken in half, chunks, or use chicken tenderloins in lieu of full chicken breasts to make serving easier. Cooking time may be reduced.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to a month.
This recipe is naturally gluten free, low carb, and friendly for keto diets.
Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe. I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation.
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Serving Size 4 oz chicken plus toppings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 98 mg
Sodium 439 mg
Total Carbohydrates 2 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 26 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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