This Keto Chicken Taco Soup recipe is filled with all of the flavors of a traditional taco soup but none of the carbs. Just put all of the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning, and you’ll have a delicious hot dinner waiting for you that evening.
Making It Keto
One of the first things you probably noticed is that I left out the tortilla strips in this recipe, which most traditional taco soup recipes contain. Personally, I don’t think they add anything but unnecessary carbs to taco soup.
However, if you still want the extra crunch of tortilla chips, I have you covered! You can enjoy my delicious Keto Tortilla Chips that are made with just 4 ingredients, which you might already have in your Keto pantry right now!
Another topping you might notice that isn’t listed in the ingredients is sour cream. While some consider sour cream to be Keto since it’s relatively low carbs, I avoid it completely because it’s dairy, which isn’t as healthy as you might think.
So, if you are craving a bit of sour cream but without the dairy, you can use a dollop of unsweetened plain coconut yogurt instead. Or an even easier suggestion is to mix some coconut cream (that’s the solid part of a refrigerated can of unsweetened coconut milk) with a little bit of lemon juice.
Another way I have made this recipe Keto is one that you might not even notice. It’s the taco seasoning.
If you ever look at the ingredients of most store-bought taco seasoning packets, one of the first ingredients you’ll see is sugar. That’s right, sugar is usually a main ingredient in packaged taco seasoning. Crazy, right?
However, for this taco soup recipe, I used my own Keto Taco Seasoning recipe that is completely sugar-free. Even better, you can make it as hot or as mild as you want depending on the chili powder you use.
Of course, you can use store-bought taco seasoning, but be sure to look at the ingredients to check if sugar is listed. If it is, then I suggest to put it back and keep looking. You don’t want to knock yourself out of ketosis just because your taco seasoning has hidden sugar in it!
Even More Mexican-Inspired Recipes
Does this Keto Chicken Taco Soup have you craving other Mexican-inspired recipes? Don’t worry because I have plenty to keep you happy!
To serve: chopped fresh cilantro, coconut cream, sliced avocado, chopped green onions (optional)
Add the chicken, diced tomatoes, onion, chicken broth, and taco seasoning into a slow cooker. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.
Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and use 2 forks to shred the meat.
Add the shredded chicken, bell pepper and broccoli or cauliflower to the slow cooker and continue to cook for an additional 1 hour until the vegetables are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Serve the soup by itself or serve with the optional toppings.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.