Keto Chipotle Chicken Stew
Looking for a hearty meal idea? Look no further, this Keto Chipotle Chicken Stew checks all the boxes: quick and easy ✔️, delicious ✔️, topped with cheese ✔️.
The avocado and cojita are the keto equivalent to a cherry on top, and this recipe will have everyone gathered around the table excited for dinner. Don’t be surprised if even the pickiest eaters are asking for a second bowl, pretty please with cojita on top.
This tasty stew has tons of flavor from onion, garlic, lime juice, chili powder, and bell peppers.
This chicken stew is really easy to prepare and can even be made a few different ways.
Can you use chicken breasts in this Keto Chipotle Chicken Stew?
Yes, you can technically use chicken breasts but we like to use chicken thighs since they have a better fat ratio for the keto diet. You could always add more avocado or even oil to bump up the fat if using chicken breast though.
Shredded chicken can be made out of either chicken breasts or thighs so feel free to use either for this chicken soup recipe.
What type of chicken stock should you use for this Mexican chicken stew?
You can use your favorite chicken stock. This can be homemade, the carton type such as Pacifica, or our personal favorite, Bonafide Provisions.
Do you know the sign of good quality chicken bone broth? It's when it jiggles like jello! This means that the broth is rich in joint nourishing collagen.
Can you use a slow cooker or Instant Pot?
Well, I mean we are a cast iron website but we love our Instant Pot just as much as the next person. Yes, you can swap your cast iron for your crock pot or Instant Pot.
To make this soup in the slow cooker you'll want to brown the chicken and saute the onions and garlic before adding to the slow cooker. I would then cook on low for 5-6 hours.
To make in the Instant Pot use the saute function to brown the onion and garlic as well as the chicken. Then use the soup function on the IP.
Can you add cream cheese or coconut milk to make it creamy?
You read my mind. This soup would be delicious with a little cream cheese mixed in to make it creamy. Sort of like our Keto Queso Chicken Soup.
You could also use coconut milk but I'm not sure how the sweetness would play here. If you try it be sure to let us know in the comments!
Do the chipotle peppers make this keto soup spicy?
A bit since chipotle peppers are dried jalapenos but you're only using one chipotle chile. You could always swap it out with some chopped bell pepper if you don't like any type of spice.
Can you add cauliflower rice to this stew?
Yes! I love adding cauliflower rice to stews since it soaks up all the great flavor and adds even more vegetables to the recipe. You could also serve the rice on the side.
Can you freeze this chicken soup?
Yes, just be sure to use a freezer safe container. We like these meal prep containers from Amazon that are BPA free, freezer, dishwasher, and microwave safe.
What is the nutritional information for this recipe?
As always, you can find the full nutritional breakdown including total carbs and net carbs for keto at the bottom of the recipe card as well as the servings at the top of the recipe card. You should always double check your specific ingredients as different brand's ingredients may have different values.