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Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup

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This Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. It’s not only low carb, but super creamy and easy to make, too.

Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup in a serving bowl garnished with spring onion. spoon on the side.

This recipe for low-carb friendly chicken soup is not only mouthwatering delicious – it’s the perfect easy dinner idea.

If you are looking for more keto friendly dinner recipes, you may also enjoy this Keto Friendly Lobster Cake recipe or these other Keto Soup recipes

I love using chicken for low-carb meals like this one.  It’s a great source of protein and other nutrients such as Vitamin B-6 and selenium.

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Why I Love This Recipe

This delicious soup is the perfect weeknight dinner option for those trying to stay low-carb. Packed with protein and essential vitamins and minerals, this easy-to-make creamy soup is sure to delight your taste buds.

  •  Easy to make
  •  Perfect for picky eaters
  •  Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love tasty low carb recipes you may also enjoy this Keto Bang Bang Shrimp recipe.

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this delicious and creamy soup recipe. All of these ingredients are easy to find in a quick trip to your local grocery store. 

Chicken – For this recipe you will need boneless skinless chicken breasts that have been cooked and shredded. 

Seasonings – You will need chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, and paprika for this recipe. 

Vegetables – Bell peppers and onions add some delicious flavor to this soup. 

Broth – Chicken broth or chicken bone broth gives a rich and deep flavor to this recipe. 

Tomatoes – You will also need Rotel and your favorite low carb salsa for this recipe. 

Substitutions

Chicken: Instead of cooking some chicken breast, you could pull the meat off a rotisserie chicken.

Broth: If you don’t have chicken broth, you can use bouillon or even vegetable broth instead. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Here are a few additions that you can use to add more flavor to this simple recipe. 

Spicy:  If you want to add a little kick to this recipe, try adding some red pepper flakes or extra chili powder.

Cheese: If you love cheese, feel free to top your soup with additional shredded cheddar cheese for a creamy and cheesy flavor. 

Veggies: You can always add other vegetables such as zucchini, mushrooms, or even kale for extra nutrition. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a couple simple kitchen tools to help you make this delicious recipe. 

How to Make Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup

Making this soup is so simple, just follow the step-by-step instructions in the recipe card below and you will have a family-friendly soup in no time at all. 

Step 1: Saute the onions and peppers

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.

chopped onions and peppers in a pot with a wooden spoon.

Step 2: Add the seasonings

Add garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and paprika; stir for 30 seconds until fragrant.

a measuring spoon with chili powder in it.

Step 3: Stir in the broth and tomatoes

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

a can of diced tomatoes being poured into a pot.

Step 4: Add the cheese

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

shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl above a pot of soup.

Step 5: Add the chicken and season to taste

Add shredded chicken until well combined. Then, add salt and black pepper to taste and simmer for another 10 minutes.

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

Step 6: Add the whipping cream

Stir in heavy whipping cream and cook for 1-2 minutes, and serve with fresh herbs as garnish. Serve and enjoy!

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

Serving Suggestions

I love to serve this comfort food meal with a sweet treat like these Keto Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies.

Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup in a serving bowl garnished with spring onion. spoon on the side.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of this delicious soup recipe. 

  • You can adjust the spices to your taste buds.
  • If you want to thicken this soup, you can add a few ounces of cream cheese and stir until it melts all the way. I recommend using about 4 ounces cream cheese cut into cubes.
  • For a touch of heat, you can also add in some sliced jalapenos. 
  • Garnish your bowl of soup with sour cream, cheese, green onions, cilantro, diced avocado, chives or your favorite taco toppings. 
  • A squeeze of fresh lime juice would add a a bright flavor.

FAQs

Do you have questions for this easy recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this keto soup recipe

How to store

Store leftovers in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze this soup?

Yes, you can freeze this soup for up to 3 months. Let cool completely before freezing.

How do I reheat this soup?

Simply reheat over medium-low heat on the stove, stirring occasionally. You can also reheat in the microwave.

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Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup

Corinne Schmitt
This Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. It’s not only low carb, but super creamy and easy to make, too.
4.41 from 42 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 580 kcal

Equipment

  • Large pot

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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Notes

  • You can adjust the spices to your taste buds.
  • If you want to thicken this soup, you can add a few ounces of cream cheese and stir until it melts all the way. I recommend using about 4 ounces cream cheese cut into cubes.
  • For a touch of heat, you can also add in some sliced jalapenos. 
  • Garnish your bowl of soup with sour cream, cheese, green onions, cilantro, diced avocado, chives or your favorite taco toppings. 
  • A squeeze of fresh lime juice would add a a bright flavor.

Nutrition

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

  1. Any suggestions on what to use instead of heavy whipping cream? Hubby can’t have dairy and I would like to try this recipe as it looks super yummy.

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    • I haven’t tried it, but I do see that they sell a dairy free heavy whipping cream and a plant based heavy whipping cream in the grocery stores, so maybe you could try one of those. I also found on Healthline, “To replicate the flavor and thickness of 1 cup (237 mL) of heavy cream, combine 2/3 cup (159 mL) of soy milk with 1/3 cup (79 mL) of olive oil.”

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  2. 5 stars
    Delicious soup, a favorite to make, even have shared it it’s been enjoyed. I do have one question, is the 20 carbs mentioned for the whole dish? I hope it’s divided at least by 4 servings.

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed the soup, thanks for commenting and letting me know. The nutrition facts are for 1 serving. I use an automatic nutrition calculating tool when I type up the recipe, so if you aren’t sure about the information, you can always look up the nutrition facts yourself or look on the labels on the packages you’re using.

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  3. 5 stars
    My son(22) and I have this for dinner tonight. Absolutely love it!!!! He said “probably the best thing you have ever made” 😆 we did kinda kill keto vibe by dipping a few spicy nacho Doritos in it, lol. It was an amazing recipe!

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    • Oh that’s so great! I’m glad you both liked it, and it sounds like you enjoyed your time together too.

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  4. 5 stars
    Really tasty! I sautéed the onions and peppers in my instant pot then threw everything else in (not HWC and cheese) and cooked for 12 minutes. Shredded the chicken then added the HWC and cheese. My husband told me 4 times how good it was, before he finished his second bowl!

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    • That’s so great to hear! Thanks for letting me know.

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  5. 5 stars
    Just made this soup…it was delicious! Thank you for this recipe!

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed the soup. Thanks for letting me know.

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  6. Do you know if this recipe can be made in a low cooker or ahead of time?

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    • 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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  7. 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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    • That’s great your family enjoyed the soup. Thanks for letting me know.

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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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Yum, I want to make this recipe! Low carb too. Happy Weekend, Kippi #kippiathome

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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    • I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for coming back to comment to let me know. 🙂

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  17. Hi this is Kristina visiting from Lou Lou Girl’s Fabulous Party. This looks so good! Pinning 🙂

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  18. This soup recipe sounds delicious! Pinned and definitely going to give it a try 🙂

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  19. 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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