This Keto Queso Chicken Soup is a great one-pot low-carb dinner recipe that’s made with shredded chicken, cream cheese, heavy cream, taco seasonings, and veggies. Top it off with jalapeños, pico de gallo salsa, and avocado or sour cream! You can easily make this recipe dairy-free by using vegan cream cheese and unsweetened almond milk.
This Keto Queso Chicken Soup could win an award for the best low-carb soup, or heck just the best bowl of soup even if you’re not keto! It’s a cheesy masterpiece. Serve it up with a slice of our Keto Cornbread to soup up every last drop!
What’s in Keto Queso Chicken Soup?
- chicken breast
- chicken broth – use bone broth for the best flavor!
- avocado oil – any high-heat oil will work (ghee, animal fat, algae oil)
- Rotel with diced green chiles
- keto taco seasoning
- cream cheese
- heavy cream
Can I make this dairy-free?
You could use a vegan cream cheese substitute and a dairy-free milk alternative to make this soup dairy-free! Sort of like we did here in our Chile Relleno Soup!
Can I make this soup in an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker?
Yes! See below on how to do each:
Slow Cooker Method
Place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4. Shred the chicken and top with your desired toppings and serve.
Instant Pot Method
Choose the saute function on the Instant Pot. Add the oil to the insert and once hot add in the Rotel and taco seasoning. Cook a minute or two until fragrant then add in the chicken and the broth.
Place the lid on the IP and switch the function to manual high pressure for 11 minutes. At the end of the 11 minutes, manually release the pressure. Shred the chicken then return it to the pot along with the cream cheese and heavy cream.
Turn the function to saute one more time and bring it to a simmer until the cheese is melted and the soup is creamy. Top with desired toppings and serve.
- sour cream
- pico de gallo
- sliced jalapeños – pickled or fresh
Can I freeze this Keto Queso Chicken soup?
Yes! We love freezing this soup to have on hand on busy days. Simply freeze it in a freezer-safe bag or jar. We love Mason jars or Stasher Bags!
Keto Queso Chicken Soup
- Sliced jalapeño
- Minced cilantro
- In a cast iron dutch oven (or normal pot) heat the oil over medium heat. Stir in the Rotel and taco seasoning and cook for 1 minute just to toast the spices.
- Add in the chicken and broth, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the chicken and shred, set aside.
- Stir the cream cheese and heavy cream into the soup. You may want to use an immersion blender to make it creamier than just stirring. Once the cheese has melted add the chicken back into the soup. Season with salt to your taste and serve with desired toppings.
Nutritional values are estimates only and do not include carbs from sugar alcohols.