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Spicy Lime Chicken Chorizo Chili

By March 5, 2016February 18th, 2023Dairy Free, Egg Free, Poultry, Soup and Salads

Spicy Lime Chicken Chorizo Chili


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I adore a great chili recipe and so do my little boys. But I have to admit, I am not a fan of chicken but Spicy Lime Chicken Chorizo Chilithis recipe makes such a tasty and tender chicken soup I couldn’t help but fall in love with it.

As I wrote the recipe I thought I should contact LaCroix (which we enjoy all the time) to see if they would be willing to donate a few cases to a winner on my blog and they graciously replied right away!

It is easy to enter!

1. Like Keto Adapted Facebook page and share with your friends and family!

2. Like LaCroix on Facebook.

3. Comment below on what type of cookbook I should write in the future (for example, would you like to see a holiday book, BBQ book, Kids cookbook, or any ideas are welcome!)

Good luck! Winner will be chosen March 19th!

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AND THE WINNER IS….  Cheryl Free!! Congrats and thanks everyone for entering!

Spicy Lime Chicken Chorizo Chili


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Spicy Lime Chicken Chorizo Chili


Spicy Lime Chicken Chorizo Chili

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 lbs smoked chorizo sausage sliced
  • 2 chicken boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Redmond Real salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups chicken stock boxed will work, homemade preferred
  • 1 can 12 oz can Lacroix lime carbonated beverage
  • 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Heat a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add the oil, chorizo, diced chicken and onions. Cook until onions are soft and chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the tomatoes with juice and chilis in a food processor. Combine until smooth. Set aside.
  • Add garlic, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt and cayenne to the soup pot and saute for another minute while stirring.
  • Add in the tomato puree, broth, Lacroix, chopped chocolate. Heat until a soft boil then reduce heat to low and cook for 1 hour for flavors to open up. Just before serving, stir in lime juice and cilantro.


"Healthified" Chili = 288 calories, 21.6g fat, 16g protein, 8g carbs, 2.9g fiber
67% fat, 22% protein, 11% carbs


Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • candice says:

    A holiday book!

  • Sherry says:

    How about a one -dish meal/casserole cookbook? Another one of general recipes would be great too as I loved the first one.!

  • This is the most exotic recipe I’ve seen from you, adding a carbonated beverage?! Can it use it with zevia instead?

  • Libby says:

    Holiday cookbook!!!

  • Barbara says:

    MMMM Looks yummy!!

  • Judy says:

    My favorite food is Mexican, so would like to see healthified versions of this and other ethnic foods.

  • Maggie Pogue says:

    I’d like to see a cookbook with complete meals… starter, main entree, salads and dessert!

  • Linda says:

    BBQ is a great idea. Especially with summer coming. Lots of meat and veggies.

  • Rochelle says:

    Holiday cookbook would be great.

  • Leigh says:

    Oh yum! A BBQ cookbook sounds fantastic!

  • Deana says:

    I vote for a Holidays cookbook! I need hot cross buns in my life!

  • Ginny says:

    Holiday cookbook would be awesome!!

  • Alexis Decker says:

    This look great!

  • Alexis Decker says:

    I would love to see a book for summer food!

  • Barbara B says:

    Keto for every Holiday Cookbook ! Make every holiday a little celebration !

  • Gail says:

    For sure a holiday cookbook This past Thanksgiving we used several of your recipes and they were delicious

  • Britt W says:

    Can’t wait to try this! Looks DELISH!

  • Cheryl says:

    I always seem to be looking for keto versions of ethnic foods and revamped restaurant meals so maybe a book of those?

  • Lisa says:

    Wow, never thought of using La Croix in a recipe. Its my favorite thing to drink, especially helps when you want the soda feeling. I would love to have a casserole type cookbook, things you can take to gatherings to make sure you have something to eat!

  • Jolene says:

    Ooooo, that recipe looks delish!!

  • Susan says:

    I would like to see a book with slow cooker recipes

  • Tami Dougherty says:

    I would love to see a BBQ cookbook 🙂

  • Stef R says:

    Dairy free, low carb, protein powder free cookbook!

    • Wenchypoo says:

      You can sub hydrolyzed collagen powder for the protein powder–saw that over at the Bulletproof site. Dave Asprey made a Bulletproof version of Maria’s high-protein bread using his protein powder, and some commenters said they use the collagen powder as a replacement because they cannot do dairy. Neither can I, and I was glad for this tip.

  • Sara says:

    Quick meals would be great, especially some with items most people tend to have in their cupboards. Some low carb recipes call for so many random ingredients that I’ll never have. I tend to just kinda skip over those. Love your stuff and love La Croix water!

  • Cheryl says:

    I would love to see a meals for two cookbook.

    • Wenchypoo says:

      Me too, but this is kinda hard for Maria to pull off with a family of four to feed. Maybe meals for four, but an option for halving? I get tired having to invent ways of using up leftovers.

  • ruth says:

    one dish meals

  • Sandy Munn says:

    I haven’t seen the LaCroix drinks yet…..will have to look for them! I do have access to Zevia! I would like to see a BBQ cookbook.

  • Nadine says:

    That chili looks awesome! I’ve used the orange to make SF jello before but never thought to use it in chili.

  • Erika Coble says:

    Oh wow! This looks amazing. I am ashamed to say I have never considered using LaCroix in recipes like this! I usually mix the passionfruit with lemon juice and liquid stevia and it tastes just like a Fresca to me! This idea is wonderful and opens up an entirely new world for me in the kitchen! Yay!

  • Daisy says:

    one that concentrates on most allergies, so AIP compliant and low carb ( no dairy, nuts, eggs, sugar, night shades etc.) Most AIP recipes have high carb food like sweet potatoes so I find it very difficult to try this approach to treat gut issues.

  • Debbie says:

    I would like a one dish meal cookbook. Like casseroles or skillet meals. Savory not sweet.

  • Lisa C says:

    How about a cookbook that features different ethnic foods adapted to low carbs.

  • Rochelle says:

    Thanks for the LaCroix sweeps!

  • Terry says:

    BBQ please!

  • Beth says:

    Slow cooker or one dish meals

  • Sandy Hazlewood says:

    I’d like to see a quick and easy cookbook!

  • Debi says:

    WE all love to drink this!!!

  • Holly R says:

    I’d like to see a BBQ book, one for on the go meals (things to take for lunch to work or on vacation), a beginners book I can give to my teenage son (so he can learn healthy cooking), maybe stuff to make ahead and freeze (like freezer cooking?), and a crockpot book. 😉 sorry, I know that’s a lot and you guys are awesome for doing what you do already! 🙂

  • Jacquie Z says:

    I would like a Holiday Cookbook and/or a ethnic Cookbook.

  • Julie M. says:

    I think a holiday cookbook would be awesome. This would give you delicious alternatives that would satisfy all those annual cravings:)

  • Petrina cole says:

    This sounds dish…and will be gracing my Sunday dinner table! Thank you for sharing your awesome recipes.

  • Theresa says:

    I like the ethic idea. Sectioned off by different regions maybe? Cant wait to see whatever you do. 🙂

  • Debbie B says:

    I would love a BBQ cookbook or a Holiday cookbook.

  • Stephanie says:

    I would love a ‘five ingredient or less’ cookbook, or a ‘meals in under 30 minutes’ cookbook. Looking for speed, ease, and of course, keto! 🙂

  • Anne L. says:

    I’d like to see an ethnic cookbook. I’m a huge fan particularly of Indian and Thai cooking, and I would think that Southeast Asian cooking would in many cases convert easily to keto.

  • Angela says:

    I would like to see an easy meal plan recipe book or a holiday book.

  • Daphne says:

    I’m loving all that you are doing….Keto on!!

  • Kathleen says:

    This looks great, what brand of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce do you use Maria?

  • Shari says:

    I’d loooove a crockpot cookbook and/or a one pot meal cookbook.

  • Marion says:

    I’m always looking for side dishes and casserole recipes.

  • Melissa Lowe says:

    Kids cookbook! That’s been the hardest part about Keto for me…..finding recipes that my kids like and also things to pack them for school lunches.

    • Wenchypoo says:

      And also things that KIDS THEMSELVES can cook–how are we gonna keep them eating keto if they don’t know how to cook for themselves as they grow older? Isn’t that what got us into this fast food mess to begin with…because nobody wants to or knows how to cook for themselves?

      Your next book should be full of recipes the boys made themselves–t show other kids it can be done, and this is how. There aren’t nearly enough books for the kids and/or BY the kids on how to cook to stay in this particular eating style.

  • Lilia says:

    I would like to see a cookbook (even just a small downloadable ebook) with summer garden ideas. I love to garden, love to eat the things from the garden, but need some fresh ideas on ways to eat freshly-picked garden produce.

  • Diana says:

    more with meat and fish not big on the treats and sweets

  • Annie says:

    how about 20 minute keto meals?!

  • Chris says:

    I would like to see a 30-miunte and under weeknight meal cookbook.

  • Melanie says:

    I agree with a previous poster that a “5 ingredient” or “30 minute” meal cookbook would be awesome. Or a meal planning cookbook so you can buy lots of the same ingredients and then use them in different ways.

  • joanna says:

    id love to see a crockpot cookbook since i use mine all the time.

  • Christie says:

    Hi Maria. I still have trouble with enough time in the day. A cookbook of very simple ideas and recipes would make my life so much easier. On a hard day, not having anything planed, open your book and can whip up something in minutes. That would be awesome 🙂

  • janet says:

    a quickie recipe cookbook, since I still have to cook the regular way for my husband and it is hard for me to make all the meals the way maria does. I need quickie meals for me and to know which meals are still keto.

  • Krickt says:

    My sweet tooth screams “more desserts!” What about something themed on more “normal” ingredients. I’m an hour away from the health food store, so staying stocked or finding some ingredients is often difficult.

  • Leslie says:

    I think you should do a desserts only book! Most all I ever see in the keto group and looks amazing! I would totally buy this!

  • Kat says:

    I would love to have a cookbook for smaller dishes, like meals for 2.

  • Kris says:

    What about a book of Campfire/Dutch oven/Backpacking cooking? Those are hard to find and most campfire/dutchoven/backpacking recipes are really high-carb, hard for those of us who don’t eat that way to come up with alternatives.

  • Bonnie says:

    I’d like to see a cookbook that would convert comfort food recipes to keto adapted. For example, macaroni & cheese, shepherd’s pie, potato salad, stuffing… all those things we grew up with that everyone seems to serve at get togethers and holidays. HELP!!!!

  • Stephanie says:

    A holiday book sounds great!

  • Kate says:

    I love your recipes Maria and would love to win this sweepstakes. How about a cookbook dedicated to “grab and go” recipes? One of the most challenging thing I find about keto is with a busy and active life, it’s tempting to settle for packaged “low carb” foods because it’s quick. Those bars are usually riddled with artificial sweeteners and shelf stabilizers so they aren’t keto/clean. It’s hard to find recipes that I can create on the weekend and then have handy throughout the week to eat on the run.

  • Gloria S says:

    A slow cooker and one skillet meal that helps when you come in exhausted and end up fixing something really easy that is not totally keto,recipe book . More of easy things that are a meal without falling out of keto.

  • lee says:

    a bbq cookbook

  • Marika says:

    A holiday cookbook would be fun!

  • Shari T says:

    Being from Kansas City, I LOVE BBQ! But those sweet smokey sauces we love are full of sugar, and therefore a no no. 🙁
    Or Keto Thai food would be wonderful! Traditionally also lots of sugar
    LOVE LaCroix coconut flavor!!

  • Cindy says:

    How about Keto for 2?

  • Jess says:

    Kids Cookbook!

  • Cheryl says:

    Thank you Maria Mind Body Health and LaCroix! I look forward to trying LaCroix.

  • Roni says:

    I read thru the comments and see no one has asked this question or indicated that they have made this chili. I am questioning the amounts of the minced garlic, smoked paprika, ground cumin and dried oregano leaves. They all say TABLESPOONS. Should it be tablespoons or teaspoons? I have this on the stove right now and I am suppose to be adding the spices but I am hesitant.

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Tablespoons. But if you like a milder chili start with teaspoons and add more to taste.

  • Joan says:

    I just made this and it’s going to be my new favorite food. Absolutely delicious, a Ned I forgot the oregano and made about half the amount. Served over cauliflower rice, top with shredded cheddar, a spoon of lactose free sour cream. Man is it good! Just dropped to 48 degrees outside and this is the perfect fall dinner. Delicious!

  • Sharon Cunningham says:

    Holiday cookbook !!

  • Deep Web says:

    These sound really, really good, I think the men in my home would love these cutlets. Thanks for the glove tip too

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