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5 from 19 votes

Paleo White Chicken Chili

A healthy low carb, low fat, high flavor Paleo Chili that will make your house smell like heaven. (Assuming heaven smells SPICY.) 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time33 mins
Total Time53 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 1.5-2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped (any color)
  • 1-2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 14 ounces chopped green chiles
  • 3 tablespoons thick canned coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 3 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • chopped green onions and cilantro, for garnish


  • Chop the chicken and veggies. Then place a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the oil, onions, peppers, jalapeño, and garlic.
  • Sauté for 5 minutes, then add the chicken, salt and spices. Sauté another 5-8 minutes, until the chicken is nearly cooked through. Add the broth, green chiles, and coconut milk. Whisk in the arrowroot powder and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Then take a potato masher (or ladle) and smash the chicken pieces to shreds. Serve topped with green onions and cilantro.


Feel free to use cornstarch or masa in place of the arrowroot powder, and add 2 cans (drained) of white beans, if you aren’t on a paleo diet.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 2044mg | Potassium: 767mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 60.4mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.9mg