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Overhead shot of Chicken Taco Soup in grey bowl with ladle, avocado and tomatoes

Creamy Low Carb Chicken Taco Soup

This amazing chicken taco soup recipe is loaded with tender pieces of chicken, hearty vegetables and cheesey goodness making a delicious and filling dinner on its own. Make this easy, healthy, low-carb soup with just one-pot and in 30 minutes flat. 
Course Dinner, Soups
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword chicken taco soup, easy taco soup, keto taco soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 647kcal
Author Anna Mazlin


  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup diced onion (red, brown or sweet)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 4 oz canned green chilis optional
  • 14.5 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped fresh for topping
  • 1 avocado diced for topping


  • Chop chicken thighs into small bite-sized pieces
  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in dutch oven or stock pot
  • Add diced onion and pepper and sauté for 3-4 minutes until they start to become tender 
  • Add chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes until chicken is browned and almost cooked through
  • Add garlic and cook 2 minutes more
  • Add zucchini, taco seasoning, green chilis, tomatoes and broth
  • Stir in cream cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and let simmer until melted and heated through about 8-10 minutes
  • Whisk as needed to ensure soup has smooth texture
  • Top bowls of soup with cheese, cilantro and avocado or as desired


  • Leftover soup? Store soup without toppings in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days or in the freezer for 3 months.
  • Like a thicker soup? The soup will thicken slightly after removing from the heat but you could also add less broth to the soup
  • Taco seasoning? Try this easy recipe from Low Carb Maven for Taco Seasoning. Make a triple batch to have at the ready for Taco Tuesday! If using a store bought taco seasoning, check the labels for carb counts. Ideally no more than 1.5g net carbs per tablespoon.
  • Cream cheese not at room temperature? Zap in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften. If the cream cheese is too cold it will stay in a big lump and be difficult to stir through the soup



Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 1151mg | Potassium: 973mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1210IU | Vitamin C: 45.1mg | Calcium: 306mg | Iron: 3.2mg