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Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup


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The perfect weeknight dinner recipe – keto chicken enchilada soup! It’s not only low carb, but super creamy and easy to make, too.

chicken enchilada soup in a white bowl on a white table with a spoon and cloth in the background with title text reading Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup

This recipe for keto chicken enchilada soup is not only mouthwatering delicious – it’s the perfect easy dinner idea. It’s sure to be hit with it’s hearty, creamy, savory taste. My boys ate this up like hot cakes and were already asking when I was making it again!! I’m not sure they even suspected it was keto-friendly 😉

What I loved most about this, though… was how easy it was! I basically throw it all in a pot and let it cook. I don’t like anything too complicated so this was PERFECT!! Just be sure to scroll down below for the full recipe.

chicken enchilada soup in a white bowl on a white table with a spoon and cloth in the background

Is chicken keto friendly?

Chicken is very keto friendly – it’s a great source of protein and goes along great with meals high in fat, too. If you’re looking for keto-friendly options, chicken is a fantastic staple to use in your meals!

How many carbs are in chicken?

There are actually NO carbs in chicken!! This is what makes it very keto-friendly… you can almost eat as much as you want of this stuff. As long as it’s not coated in carbs such as white flour or breadcrumbs (but there’s keto-friendly alternatives to those too), there are no carbs and a great keto-friendly protein option!

How to make keto chicken enchilada soup

To get started with this easy recipe, you’ll need these ingredients:

  • 1 pound shredded chicken, fully cooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups chicken bone broth
  • 1 cup low-carb salsa
  • 10 ounces rotel
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste

STEP 1: Gather ingredients

Before you get started, gather up all the ingredients you need for this delicious keto chicken enchilada soup! Especially with so many ingredients, it makes it TONS easier to get them gathered and measured beforehand.

STEP 2: Saute onions and peppers

To get started, heat up the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Then, add in the onions and peppers and saute them for 2-3 minutes until they are crisp and tender.

chopped onions and peppers in a pot with a wooden spoon

STEP 3: Add spices, salsa, and rotel

Next, toss in the garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and paprika; stir into the vegetables for about 30 seconds until they become fragrant.

a measuring spoon with chili powder in it

Whisk in the chicken bone broth and then stir until well combined. Reduce the heat to medium and add in the low carb salsa and rotel.

a can of diced tomatoes being poured into a pot of soup

STEP 4: Add shredded cheese, chicken, salt, and pepper

Next, stir in shredded cheddar cheese until completely melted and then let the soup simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl above a pot of soup

Once you’ve done that, add the shredded chicken until well combined. Then, add salt and pepper to taste and simmer for another 10 minutes.

shredded chicken in a bowl being added to keto chicken enchilada soup

STEP 5: Add heavy whipping cream and serve

Next, stir in heavy whipping cream and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes and then serve with fresh herbs as garnish. Enjoy!

Adding heavy whipping cream from a measuring cup to keto chicken enchilada soup

Keto chicken enchilada soup recipe

If you’re ready to make your own easy and delicious keto chicken enchilada soup, just follow the recipe below!

Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup

The perfect weeknight dinner recipe - keto chicken enchilada soup! It’s not only low carb, but super creamy and easy to make, too.
3.88 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 580 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound chicken breast cooked and shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups chicken bone broth
  • 1 cup low-carb salsa
  • 10 ounces rotel
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat up olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and bell pepper and saute for 2-3 minutes, until crisp and tender.
  • Add garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and paprika; stir for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Whisk in chicken bone broth and stir until well combined. Reduce heat to medium and add in low carb salsa and rotel.
  • Next, stir in shredded cheddar cheese until melted and then simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add shredded chicken until well combined. Then, add salt and pepper to taste and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Stir in heavy whipping cream and cook for 1-2 minutes and serve with fresh herbs as garnish. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 580kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 45gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 966mgPotassium: 808mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 2052IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 479mgIron: 3mg
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23 thoughts on “Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup”

    • This guide from Taste of Home should help you figure out how to convert it to make it in the slow cooker. https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/how-to-convert-just-about-any-recipe-into-a-slow-cooker-one/

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  1. Made this for my family last night and it was a HIT!! Thank you so much for the fantastic recipe! This will definitely go on rotation.

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    • A couple of examples of low carb salsa are Newman’s Own Mild Chunky Salsa and Herdez Salsa Verde. There are other low carb salsas – just check the nutrition facts on the label and make sure there’s no added sugar.

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  2. This was fantastic! I subbed coconut milk for the heavy cream. I try to keep dairy low in my recipes as I am sensitive to it and can’t overdo the dairy

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  3. I am looking for the net carbs and from what I see it is not a low carb soup. Would you kindly let me know what the net carbs are? Please and thank you. I can’t seem to find where you recalculated the carbs.

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    • Hi Sharlene, I apologize because this is a limitation of the recipe card I use. Its nutrition calculator doesn’t include a low-carb salsa so anytime I have that in a recipe, it replaces it with one that completely transforms the nutrition data. That is why the stated carbs appear so high. If you’re using a low-carb salsa, you eliminate half the carbs in the recipe. The only other ingredient that individually contributes to the carb count is the onion which ends up adding just under 4g per serving.

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  4. Please help! I just went out in the sleet to buy the ingredients for this delicious looking soup. I scrolled down to the nutritional info and saw it has 20 grams of carbs per serving. Could that be right? Is that the Keto version? I don’t see what ingredient could be jacking up the carb count. Please advise.

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    • Hi Mel, my recipe card does the calculations for me (ideally, to eliminate human error). Unfortunately, as you can see, it’s imperfect. It sometimes doesn’t have specialty ingredients like low-carb salsa or chicken bone broth so it substitutes in close approximations for calculation purposes. On my end, it breaks it down by ingredient so the biggest carb offender in the calculations is the salsa (it calculates this at 8g/serving). It’s also showing the onion to contribute 4g/serving) and the can of rotel to add 3g/serving. Stick with a low-carb salsa. If that’s still too high for you, skip the onion and use fresh tomatoes instead of the rotel. I hope this helps!

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  5. HI! The soup was delicious. Made it last night but after the fact went to add to my carb manager app and didn’t see the net carbs on your site. Can you provide the net carbs per cup of soup?

    Thanks!

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    • Hi Scarlet, I’m glad you enjoyed the soup! I didn’t realize that I forgot to run the nutrition calculator on this recipe. Thanks for asking. I’ve run the calculator now and added the nutrition facts to the recipe card.

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  6. Thanks so much! My daughter and I love Chili’s enchilada soup, We are so thankful that we can still enjoy this soup while sticking to our low carb lifestyle! Kudos to you for this delicious and easy recipe! 😋

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  7. This is totally going on our menu asap! Hubby and I have been doing keto and the kids get to eat what we eat for dinner, I think this would be a hit with everyone. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  8. 5 stars
    Your Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup looks amazing! Hope you have a great Valentine Week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  9. That sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party. I pinned this! Hope to have you join again next week. Have a great day!

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  10. My husband is doing Keto and was just talking about soup recipes. Pinning this to make for him! It looks awesome! Thanks for being a part of Merry Monday!

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