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Make This Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup Tonight!

Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 4 HOURS

total time: 4 HOURS 10 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts, raw
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning (recipe HERE)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 10 oz. steamed riced cauliflower

Directions

1

In a slow cooker: layer chicken breasts, cream cheese, taco seasoning, garlic, ancho chile powder, salt, Rotel, onion, cilantro, and then pour in broth.

2

Close lid and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or LOW 6-7 until chicken is tender and falls apart easily.

3

Remove chicken and shred. Use a kitchen whisk and really mix the broth well, making sure to break apart any smaller pieces of cream cheese.

 

4

Mix in shredded cheese and a bag of frozen riced cauliflower that's been steamed in the microwave.

5

Serve with any keto friendly topping like guacamole, avocado, jalapenos, extra cheese, etc.

6

Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356, Total Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 2g, Net Carbohydrates: 4g, Total Fat: 17g, Protein: 36g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.
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a soup mug of keto chicken salsa soup

Need a crowd-pleasing Crock-Pot slow cooker meal for the family?

If you’ve got picky eaters like me, try this delicious and easy to make keto salsa chicken soup recipe! It features slow-cooked chicken, lots of taco seasoning, and both cream cheese, and shredded cheese. In the end, you’ll have a comforting, cheesy soup with lots of Mexican inspired flavors sure to satisfy your hungry family, any day of the week. My crew sure loved this idea!


ingredients for keto chicken salsa soup

Even on crazy days, you can make this soup with minimal prep time!

If I know my evenings are gonna be chaotic, I’ll plan on easy ideas like this one to get me through. You can use chicken breast meat or even chicken thighs if preferred, and just layer the cream cheese, spices, chicken broth, and can of Rotel over the chicken.

homemade taco seasoning recipe

Hip tips for making Chicken Salsa Soup in your slow cooker: 

    • Once cooked, you’ll want to remove the chicken to shred it. If the cream cheese looks unappetizing, no worries! Just grab a kitchen whisk and really mix the broth well, making sure to break apart any smaller pieces of cream cheese.
    • If you’re curious about my favorite way to shred meat, I use these handy Bear Claws meat shredders to easily shred chicken!
    • Place the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker and add shredded cheese to the soup. From there, I also add a bag of steamed riced cauliflower before serving to give my soup some extra veggies and bulkiness. This is super yummy (but you can omit if it doesn’t sound delish to you).

slow cooker filled with salsa chicken soup ingredients

bear paws for shredding chicken

a ladle with cooked soup


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Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 4 HOURS

total time: 4 HOURS 10 MINUTES

A creamy taco seasoned soup with lots of shredded chicken, seasonings, and cheese!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts, raw
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning (recipe HERE)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 10 oz. steamed riced cauliflower

Directions

1

In a slow cooker: layer chicken breasts, cream cheese, taco seasoning, garlic, ancho chile powder, salt, Rotel, onion, cilantro, and then pour in broth.

2

Close lid and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or LOW 6-7 until chicken is tender and falls apart easily.

3

Remove chicken and shred. Use a kitchen whisk and really mix the broth well, making sure to break apart any smaller pieces of cream cheese.

 

4

Mix in shredded cheese and a bag of frozen riced cauliflower that's been steamed in the microwave.

5

Serve with any keto friendly topping like guacamole, avocado, jalapenos, extra cheese, etc.

6

Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356, Total Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 2g, Net Carbohydrates: 4g, Total Fat: 17g, Protein: 36g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

soup mug with keto slow cooker chicken salsa soup closeup

Slow cooking winner!

Anything Mexican food-related is our favorite, so it’s not surprising that this yummy and cheesy soup was a hit. It has lots of chicken, and it’s so filled with flavor! If you make it, be sure to come back and let me know. 🙂


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Comments 35

  1. Courtney

    Why are there no comments about this yet?! It’s soooo good! Just the right amount of spice and not too creamy, not too thin. I always hit my soups with th immersion blender for a second to thicken them up. Thank you as always for your help keeping us on Keto track.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh my goodness this made my day Courtney! So glad. Great tip about the immersion blender 👍

  2. Jody Miller

    Yum! This was a delicious! Perfect keto soup for a cold and dreary Michigan day.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      It is comforting! So glad you enjoyed ❤️

  3. Sarah

    What size can of tomatoes and green Chillies? There a 10oz and 28oz.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      The smaller 10 oz. thanks!

  4. Sarah

    Okay. I have it in the crock pot right now. Excited to try it! How long will this keep in the fridge? Is it good after it has been frozen? I’m the only one in my family who will eat it.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Sarah! You could keep it up to 3 days or so in the fridge. It should freeze well, but if it looks like cream is separating when defrosted, just whisk or mix with blender. Hope that helps!

  5. amymarie

    Used the immersion blender at the end to break down the cream cheese. AMAZING!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Amymarie! Great idea! Thank you for the feedback & the tip❣

  6. Stacy Carter

    Had anyone tried with chicken thighs?
    It’s all I have on hand!!!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes, I have! It’s great. It does add a little more fat to the nutritional value, Stacy Carter!

  7. Judy Smith

    This is delicious! The cauliflower really made you think you were eating rice! Will definitely make this again!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! So glad to hear that!

  8. gp4eternity

    Anyone made this with ground meat ?

  9. Sherryl Ward

    Made it tonight for myself, was going to save some for a couple of meals but my family ate it all! Really good.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s a good sign that everyone ate it!

  10. Laz

    Wondering if their a way to do this soup with my Instant Pot using pressure.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I would, but you wouldn’t add the cheese until it’s done. You don’t put the cheese in under pressure however, once it’s done you can put it in and the heat will melt it.

  11. cassandra cooper

    I made this tonight!! I love it!! Only thing I did differently was used hot and spicy taco season! I love spicy food! Thank for sharing this recipe with us!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Is wow – awesome! Thanks for coming back to tell us!

  12. Christina

    I cooked this on my stove top and added Costco’s packaged rotisserie chicken, turned out Absolutely AMAZING!!! So so good! Thank you for this recipe!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I love making this with the Costco rotisserie chickens!

  13. Amanda

    I made this the other night, and it was delicious!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh hooray we love hearing that!

  14. Carrie

    Is the cauliflower necessary for those that don’t like it?

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Carrie! You can omit it if you want. Hope this helps❤

  15. Jessica

    Would regular chili powder work or some other substitute?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes, regular will work! That’s how I make mine, Jessica!

  16. Jennifer

    This soup is amazing!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hooray- yes! We love this also!

  17. JMShires

    Made this on Saturday! It was delicious!!!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi there!! Yay🙌 So glad to hear that it was a hit!

  18. sally

    I don’t like cream cheese will this recipe work if I leave it out?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Sally! You could leave it out. It will be less creamy and of course alter the taste a bit as well as the nutritional values listed above. Hope that helps!

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