Think you have no time to cook a decent low carb chicken soup? Think again! This keto Mexican chicken soup recipe requires only 4 simple ingredients. Simply dump them in and let the crock pot do the cooking!
One of my goals is to spend less time in the kitchen. So, I’ve been making more easy recipes like this low carb Mexican chicken soup.
I usually overeat when I’m surrounded by food. Therefore, getting out of the kitchen also helps keep me from snacking too much. And low carb soups are an easy way to get back on track.
Last year, I rediscovered the Crock Pot. When I got my first one over 20 years ago, I used it mainly for slow cooking chicken in a store bought sauce. But these days, I use my own homemade keto BBQ sauce recipe.
I love dump and go low carb recipes. And I’d like to get back into using the slow cooker more often for simple recipes like keto soup.
How to make Mexican chicken soup in the crock pot
You only need 4 ingredients to make this ridiculously easy keto chicken soup in the slow cooker. And, it’s a dump and go recipe that gets you out of the kitchen fast!
Simply drop in raw chicken meat, salsa, chicken stock or broth, and cheese into your crock pot, turn it on, and walk away. It’s that easy!
Shredding the chicken
The chicken will be fully cooked after a few hours. That’s when you want to take it out and shred it up into smaller pieces.
You can use two forks to shred the meat. But placing the chicken in a mixing bowl and shredding it with an electric hand mixer speeds up the process.
Once it’s shredded, add the chicken to the crock pot. Since the chicken is fully cooked, the soup is ready to be served.
If you want to speed things along, use leftover roasted or rotisserie chicken that’s already cooked. That way, you just shred the cooked chicken and heat the soup until it’s hot and the cheese is melted.
Why you’ll love this slow cooker Mexican chicken soup
There’s very little work you have to do to enjoy a delicious bowl of crock pot Mexican chicken soup for lunch or dinner other than shredding the chicken.
And this keto soup is only about 400 calories per serving with around 5g net carbs. The fat content is fairly high too. With about 20 grams per servings, it really fills you up and keeps you full for hours.
You can easily prepare this low carb chicken soup in the morning before work and allow it cook while you are away. That’s because preparation can easily done in less than 5 minutes!
You’ll come home from work with a hot meal cooked and ready to eat. All you need to do it shred the chicken and it’s good to go!
How to prevent overcooking
A programmable crock pot allows you to set the cooking time. Then it automatically switches to the warm setting. So if you’re going to be out most of the day, it’s best to use one slow cooker with a programmable timer.
Keto Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe
Do you love the convenience of crock pot cooking? What types of low carb crock pot recipes would you like to see?
Or, if you’re into pressure cooking, I’ve put together a collection of low carb Instant Pot soup recipes at Community Table.
Low Carb Crock Pot Chicken Soup
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken pieces boneless/skinless, I used thigh meat
- 15.5 ounces chunky salsa I used Tostitos
- 15 ounces chicken bone broth
- 8 ounces Monterey or Pepper Jack cheese cubed small or shredded
- Place chicken pieces at the bottom of a 6 quart crock pot.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Cook on high 3-4 hours or low 6-8 hours.
- Remove chicken pieces and shred chicken. Return to crock.
- Serve hot.
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