Baked Green Chile Chicken

This Baked Green Chili Chicken recipe is an easy and delicious low carb and keto-friendly dinner filled with spice, cheese, and a creamy green chili sauce.

Baked Green Chile Chicken - This Baked Green Chili Chicken recipe is an easy and delicious low carb and keto-friendly dinner filled with spice, cheese, and a creamy green chili sauce. #Mexican #chicken #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #chickenbreast #chickenthighs | bobbiskozykitchen.com


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Hi gang!

I hope this post is finding you all safe and healthy.

I know this time is tough on us all and, when I am feeling down, I go into full-on "I wanna cook all the foods" mode.

Mexican, cheesy, creamy, those are ALL my comfort food places.

Things like Mexican Cauliflower Rice, Easy Low Carb Beef Enchiladas, and Low Carb Texas Trash Dip are happening on just about the weekly around here.

I will admit it has been reallllly hard to stay low carb right now.

It doesn't help that the Mr. is NOT feeling the la vida low carb right now. So I am having to but out all the flavors to keep him in line.

Spicy is something that will always get him on board so the green chiles in this Baked Green Chile Chicken really perked him up.

Don't freak out if you are not a huge heat seeker though. 

Poblano peppers are not on the super-hot side of the chile family. They are one of my faves when it comes to wanting to please everyone. 

The Mr., my son, and Mini Me's guy love, love, LOVE spice. But the girls are more along the lines of most. They like spice but don't want to need a fire extinguisher as a back up when they eat.

This recipe keeps everyone happy, and the fire extinguishers safely tucked away.


Baked Green Chile Chicken - This Baked Green Chili Chicken recipe is an easy and delicious low carb and keto-friendly dinner filled with spice, cheese, and a creamy green chili sauce. #Mexican #chicken #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #chickenbreast #chickenthighs | bobbiskozykitchen.com


WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE BAKED GREEN CHILE CHICKEN



  • Poblano peppers
  • Chicken bone broth
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Mexican Seasoning Blend
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Heavy cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Mexican blend shredded cheese



Baked Green Chile Chicken - This Baked Green Chili Chicken recipe is an easy and delicious low carb and keto-friendly dinner filled with spice, cheese, and a creamy green chili sauce. #Mexican #chicken #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #chickenbreast #chickenthighs | bobbiskozykitchen.com


BAKED GREEN CHILE CHICKEN FAQ


Can I substitute boneless skinless chicken thighs for the chicken breasts? Absolutely! I use 8 chicken thighs in place of the 4 chicken breasts. Just make sure the finished internal temperature is 165 degrees F.

What if I can't find poblano peppers? You can sub Anaheim chiles. They have a slightly sweeter flavor than the poblano, so know that going in. You may need to pull back (only a bit) on the amounts used to make sure the sweetness or the heat difference doesn’t impact the overall taste.

Or, try using 1 1/2 to 2 cups of my favorite jarred salsa Herdez Roasted Salsa Verde.

Can I use a different cheese? Yes, you can use pepper jack, cheddar, whatever cheese your family prefers.

Can I freeze this? Yes, I have used this in meal prep a LOT! Just freeze it in an oven-safe container with a lid, or tightly covered with foil. Take it out and place it in the fridge a day or two before you want to bake it. I have also frozen the leftover sauce and used it on veggies to stretch my budget even further!


Baked Green Chile Chicken - This Baked Green Chili Chicken recipe is an easy and delicious low carb and keto-friendly dinner filled with spice, cheese, and a creamy green chili sauce. #Mexican #chicken #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #chickenbreast #chickenthighs | bobbiskozykitchen.com


This sauce also works wonderfully with pork.

My preferred cut to bake is the tenderloin. It cooks quickly and is super tender.

Now that trichinosis has been eradicated here in the US, I bake mine to about 125/130 degrees F and then tent it when it comes out of the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes. It makes a wonderful medium-rare tenderloin.

If you prefer your pork with no pink just cook it to an internal temp of 145 degrees.


Baked Green Chile Chicken - This Baked Green Chili Chicken recipe is an easy and delicious low carb and keto-friendly dinner filled with spice, cheese, and a creamy green chili sauce. #Mexican #chicken #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #chickenbreast #chickenthighs | bobbiskozykitchen.com


WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH THIS BAKED GREEN CHILE CHICKEN?



The BEST Guacamole

For people with allergies Avocado Free Guacamole

Fresh Pico de Gallo

Low-Carb Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Green Chile Cauliflower Rice


Low Carb Jalapeno Cheese Biscuits

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice



Baked Green Chile Chicken - This Baked Green Chili Chicken recipe is an easy and delicious low carb and keto-friendly dinner filled with spice, cheese, and a creamy green chili sauce. #Mexican #chicken #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #chickenbreast #chickenthighs | bobbiskozykitchen.com


MORE DELICIOUS LOW CARB RECIPE IDEAS


Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Mini Meatloaves

Low-Carb Taco Meatloaf

Grilled Mexican Style Surf and Turf

Creamy Keto Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas


Crock-Pot Low Carb Keto Taco Casserole


Baked Green Chile Chicken

Baked Green Chile Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Author: Bobbi Hass-Burleson
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 25 MTotal time: 40 M
This Baked Green Chili Chicken recipe is an easy and delicious low carb and keto-friendly dinner filled with spice, cheese, and a creamy green chili sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 4 poblano peppers, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup of chicken bone broth
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican Seasoning Blend
  • Kosher salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese

Instructions:

How to cook Baked Green Chile Chicken

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine peppers with bone broth, onion powder, garlic powder, Mexican seasoning blend, salt, and pepper; purée.
  2. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  3. In a saucepot over medium heat, add the heavy cream and cream cheese whisking occasionally until the cream cheese melts and combines smoothly with the heavy cream. Whisk in the pepper puree and bring to a simmer. Allow the sauce to cook until it begins to thick, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in half of the shredded cheese.
  5. While the sauce is cooking, place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and brown 3 to 4 minutes on each side then transfer to a casserole dish. Pour poblano sauce over the top, cover with the remaining cheese and bake 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the size of chicken breasts (internal temp should be 165 degrees F).
Calories
791.73
Fat (grams)
59.72
Sat. Fat (grams)
29.89
Carbs (grams)
9.68
Fiber (grams)
1.50
Net carbs
8.18
Sugar (grams)
4.23
Protein (grams)
53.70
Sodium (milligrams)
668.02
Cholesterol (grams)
239.49
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs will not be included as it has a glycemic index of 0 (meaning it does not spike blood sugar) and it's not metabolized. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
Chicken, Low Carb, Keto
Main Dish
Mexican

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Baked Green Chile Chicken - This Baked Green Chili Chicken recipe is an easy and delicious low carb and keto-friendly dinner filled with spice, cheese, and a creamy green chili sauce. #Mexican #chicken #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #chickenbreast #chickenthighs | bobbiskozykitchen.com


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2 comments:

  1. I am confused about the ingredient list vs.the instructions. They don't sync up. Step #2 of the instructions talks about butter, flour, milk and yogurt but none of these are listed in the ingredients. There is no mention of what to do with the heavy cream or the cream cheese listed in the ingredients either. Please clarify. Thank you!

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    1. Please forgive! I updated this recipe from an old recipe that wasn't keto and missed the issue. It has been corrected now. I Hope you enjoy!

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