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Warm Up with Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup

Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 20 MINUTES

total time: 35 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded/diced
  • 8 strips of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 3/4 cup -1 cup(roughly 4-6 large jalapeños) , seeded and diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 6 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Directions

1

In a large saucepan or dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat leaving 1/4 cup of bacon grease in the pan after the bacon is cooked. Set bacon aside.

2

Add 2 tablespoons of butter, garlic, and chopped jalapeños to the bacon grease and sauté for 4-5 minutes.

3

Bring saucepan down to low heat. Pour in chicken broth, shredded chicken, and cream cheese, whisking until cream cheese has melted. Slowly add in heavy whipping cream and stir occasionally.

4

Add in shredded cheddar cheese, mixing until completely melted. Lastly add in the paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, and cilantro. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.

5

Serve soup topped with bacon crumbles and cilantro. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Yield: 8 cups, Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389, Total Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 0g, Sugar Alcohols: 0g, Net Carbohydrates: 5g, Total Fat: 26g, Protein: 30g

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jalapeno popper soup in a bowl topped with bacon and cilantro

It’s time to heat things up a bit!

We love easy keto soups that are packed with flavor and this jalapeño popper soup definitely brings a kick! It’s balanced out by the creamy, cheesy base having you ladling up a second bowl before you know it.

This hearty soup will also keep you full for longer with the addition of protein-rich chicken and bacon. Make up a big batch of this delightful soup for a delicious cold-weather meal to enjoy all week long!

jalapeno popper soup in pan

Hip Tips:

    • Using heavy whipping cream and cheeses will thicken up the soup but if you are wanting an even thicker soup, add in 1/2 teaspoon of xantham gum and it will do just the trick.
    • When cutting jalapeños, I make sure to wear food service gloves to avoid any of the oil soaking into my hands. They can be purchased at Walmart, Amazon, or Dollar Tree.
    • If you’re in a time crunch, use a rotisserie chicken and just dice up the meat. It will save you a lot of time!
    • Want to make it vegetarian? Use chopped cauliflower in place of chicken chunks for heartiness and crunchy texture.

ingredients for jalapeno popper soup

Pouring diced jalapenos into pan

jalapenos cooking with butter in saucepan

Cheddar cheese in jalapeno popper soup


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Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 20 MINUTES

total time: 35 MINUTES

Rich and creamy soup with the perfect amount of spicy jalapeño heat!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded/diced
  • 8 strips of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 3/4 cup -1 cup(roughly 4-6 large jalapeños) , seeded and diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 6 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Directions

1

In a large saucepan or dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat leaving 1/4 cup of bacon grease in the pan after the bacon is cooked. Set bacon aside.

2

Add 2 tablespoons of butter, garlic, and chopped jalapeños to the bacon grease and sauté for 4-5 minutes.

3

Bring saucepan down to low heat. Pour in chicken broth, shredded chicken, and cream cheese, whisking until cream cheese has melted. Slowly add in heavy whipping cream and stir occasionally.

4

Add in shredded cheddar cheese, mixing until completely melted. Lastly add in the paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, and cilantro. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.

5

Serve soup topped with bacon crumbles and cilantro. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Yield: 8 cups, Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389, Total Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 0g, Sugar Alcohols: 0g, Net Carbohydrates: 5g, Total Fat: 26g, Protein: 30g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

spoonful of jalapeno popper soup

I love a simple soup that is loved by the whole family—my kids and husband all had more than seconds.

Plan to make this next time you’re in a time crunch to get dinner ready during the week or when you’re hosting a big group for Sunday Game Day.


Want more? Try out this Keto French Onion Soup next!

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Comments 23

  1. Jeri

    Just made this and it was delicious!!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! SO glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thanks a bunch for letting us know how it turned out!

  2. Dianne

    Had this for dinner tonight. It was wonderful!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Super glad to hear how yummy it was, Dianne! Thanks so much for the feedback!

  3. Anita

    My husband and I made this delicious soup of yours for dinner!!! We love it!! Didn’t have paprika nor cumin. But we didnt miss it. ❤ thank you

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! SO glad you both enjoyed it! You’re very welcome, Anita! Thank YOU for the kind review!

  4. Amanda

    This truly is an amazing tasting soup. Next time I will leave in some of the jalapeno seeds to add a kick. But really was grat as is.

  5. Kim

    This is so good. Making it again tonight.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Glad to hear you loved it, Kim!

  6. Dale

    I don’t card for soups, but this sounds great. I think I will make some.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh great! Hope you love it, Dale! Let us know how it turns out!

  7. Jackie

    Can you make this ahead of time and freeze?

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Jackie! Great question. Yes, you can freeze it, we just have a few suggestions. With there being dairy in it, you should thaw it out completely before warming up. Make sure you really whisk to combine all the ingredients. Hope this helps!

  8. Erin

    Any one ever tried adding onions and bell peppers to the mix? Probably won’t hurt! Making this tonight following recipe! Can’t wait!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      YES! We have and love it, Erin!

  9. Diane Patterson

    Absolutely fabulous😋😋😋Love the jalapeños and cilantro! Will make this over and over❣️

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! So glad you will have this as go-to recipe!

  10. Cindy

    Won the “Soup”-er Bowl contest at work with this recipe today! Thanks!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! That’s awesome, Cindy! Congratulations! You are SO very welcome! Thanks so much for letting us know about your win!

  11. mrsdillard15

    Made this for tonight’s Dinner. I loved the Taco Soup recipe I found on this site. I hope this is just as good! Thank you for providing us keto peeps with a one stop keto app! 😍😍😍 Stay safe! Keto-On!!

    • mrsdillard15

      …and it did not disappoint!! Sooo good! My son had some and said “that was really good, Mom”! (he’s picky) 😁

      • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

        Awww! It’s awesome when the kids like it, too!

  12. Tina

    Delicious! So easy and tasty!

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