Make This Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup Tonight!
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Need a crowd-pleasing slow cooker meal for the family?
If you’ve got picky eaters like me, try this delicious and easy-to-make keto chicken salsa 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!
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 a can of Rotel over the chicken.
Hip tips for making Chicken Salsa Soup in your slow cooker:
- You could use a taco seasoning packet in a pinch, but to keep things really low-carb and unprocessed, consider making a batch of this delicious keto homemade taco seasoning. It’s so GOOD and it’s easy to make too! You can also use it in so many other Mexican-inspired recipes like Keto Taco Stuffed Breadsticks, and Keto Chicken Tacos!
- 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 add a bag of steamed riced cauliflower right before serving to give my soup some extra veggies and bulkiness. This is yummy (but you can omit if it doesn’t sound delish to you).
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.
- 2 pounds chicken breasts, raw
- 8 oz cream cheese, cubed
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning from a packet or homemade (recipe HERE)
- 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups chicken broth (32 oz)
- 1 and 1/2 cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded
- 10 oz. steamed riced cauliflower (optional)
In a slow cooker: layer chicken breasts, cream cheese, minced garlic, chopped onions, taco seasoning, ancho chile powder, salt, Rotel, cilantro, and then pour in the chicken broth.
Close lid and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or LOW 6-7 until chicken is tender and falls apart easily.
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. Now add the shredded chicken back to the pot.
Mix in shredded cheese and a bag of frozen riced cauliflower that's been steamed in the microwave (optional).
Serve with any keto friendly topping like guacamole, avocado, jalapenos, extra cheese, etc.
Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: 356 Calories | 17g Fat | 6g Total Carbs | 2g Fiber | 36g Protein | 4g Net Carbs
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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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.
Oh my goodness this made my day Courtney! So glad. Great tip about the immersion blender 👍
Yum! This was a delicious! Perfect keto soup for a cold and dreary Michigan day.
It is comforting! So glad you enjoyed ❤️
What size can of tomatoes and green Chillies? There a 10oz and 28oz.
The smaller 10 oz. thanks!
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.
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!
Used the immersion blender at the end to break down the cream cheese. AMAZING!
Hi Amymarie! Great idea! Thank you for the feedback & the tip❣
Had anyone tried with chicken thighs?
It’s all I have on hand!!!
Yes, I have! It’s great. It does add a little more fat to the nutritional value, Stacy Carter!
This is delicious! The cauliflower really made you think you were eating rice! Will definitely make this again!
Yay! So glad to hear that!
Anyone made this with ground meat ?
Made it tonight for myself, was going to save some for a couple of meals but my family ate it all! Really good.
That’s a good sign that everyone ate it!
Wondering if their a way to do this soup with my Instant Pot using pressure.
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.
We hold off on the shredded cheese til the end, correct? Cream cheese you still add at the beginning…right? Can’t wait to do this in the instant Pot. I’ve already done this in the crock pot and the family loves it!
Yes! That’s correct! Enjoy!
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!
Is wow – awesome! Thanks for coming back to tell us!
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!
I love making this with the Costco rotisserie chickens!
I made this the other night, and it was delicious!
Oh hooray we love hearing that!
Is the cauliflower necessary for those that don’t like it?
Hi Carrie! You can omit it if you want. Hope this helps❤
Would regular chili powder work or some other substitute?
Yes, regular will work! That’s how I make mine, Jessica!
This soup is amazing!
Hooray- yes! We love this also!
Made this on Saturday! It was delicious!!!
Hi there!! Yay🙌 So glad to hear that it was a hit!
I don’t like cream cheese will this recipe work if I leave it out?
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!
Would like to use low fat yogurt instead of cream cheese. What do you think?
I would not recommend that, but you can use 1 cup heavy cream instead.
Making this tomorrow night. Can’t wait. Sounds so yummy. The Zuppa Toscano is my all time favorite! But, I bet all three of these soups will run along side it. Thanks for sharing Hip2Keto folks!
Yay! You’re SO very welcome! Enjoy!
This is now my favorite chicken soup recipe. So filling!!
Awesome! Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed it!
This is seriously the most amazing soup. I am NOT a fan of rotel or chunks of tomatoes so i also use an immersion blender before i add the chicken. It’s creamy and amazing. The fact that you throw everything into a crockpot and let it cook is a huge bonus. The easiest and most delicious soup EVER!
Yay! Thanks for coming back to let us know how much you liked it, Michelle! We sure appreciate the feedback!
In the direction number one, you mention to add salt, but it is not listed as one of the ingredients. Do we add salt? If so, how much? Thank you!
So sorry about that, Kim! You’ll want to add 1/2 tsp salt to the recipe. We will get that updated.🥰
This soup is AMAZING and so easy! I have also made this on the stovetop with a few tweaks and it’s just as good. It also freezes really well. I love tomatoes, so I always use 2 cans of Rotel. If I take a batch to work, I usually add corn and black beans for the non-keto crew. This soup turns out delicious every time! Thanks for sharing!
You’re SO very welcome, Lisa! ❤️Thank YOU for letting us know what a hit is has been! 🙌🥰
I made this soup tonight for the first time. It is so delicious! The whole family loved it.
I’m SO glad everyone loved it, Betsy! Thanks for sharing with us! ❤️🎉