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Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup

This Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup is colorful, flavorful, warming, and sure to be a hit with anyone who tries it. Best of all, it’s easily made in an Instant Pot!

overhead view of keto chicken enchilada soup with a lime wedge on top

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When I’m looking for a  keto dinner or lunch choice that’s akin to pressing the “easy button,” soup is always high on my list. Especially if it’s made in an Instant Pot! It’s so nice to be able to throw in all your ingredients, press a button, and walk away. 🍲

Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup

…and why you’ll love it!

  • This easy keto Instant Pot soup requires only ten minutes under pressure and makes five generous servings!
  • It can be made dairy-free by omitting the cheese. While the cheese certainly adds flavor and texture, it’s the soup is still fantastic without it. If you’re doing dairy-free keto, omit the cheese and adjust the seasonings to taste.
  • It can be made for non-ketoers by adding black beans and corn. Serving this to someone who’s not on the keto diet? Feel free to add some cooked corn and black beans to their serving.
  • And have I mentioned it tastes fantastic? 🙂

Ingredients Needed for This Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

Ingredient quantities for this homemade keto soup are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Orange bell pepper
  • Tomato
  • Green chiles (canned)
  • Chicken broth
  • Sugar-free tomato sauce
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Chipotle powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Mexican blend cheese
  • Cilantro (fresh)
  • Avocado
  • Lime

How to Make Keto Enchilada Soup {Quick Overview}

This is just a quick overview of some of the steps involved in making the low carb chicken enchilada soup. For the recipe in detail, including exact measurements used at each step, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

Add chicken thighs, bell pepper, tomatoes, and green chilis to the Instant Pot.

instant pot filled with ingredients such as chicken thighs

Cover with chicken broth and tomato sauce. Then, add all seasonings.

instant pot filled with ingredients and wooden spoon

Seal and cook on high for 10 minutes. Let steam release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.

Remove the chicken and shred on a plate before returning it to the Instant Pot.

shredded chicken on a plate sitting on top of instant pot

Add 1 cup of cheese to the soup, a little at a time, plus the cilantro.

To serve, ladle into bowls and garnish each serving with cilantro to taste, 1 tbsp cheese, 1/5 of the chopped avocado, and one lime wedge.

bowl of keto chicken enchilada soup with spoon holding up serving

Frequently asked questions

What tomato sauce can I use on keto?

You will want to use a tomato sauce without any added sugar (including, and especially, high fructose corn syrup). I personally love this Rao’s Homemade Tomato Basil Sauce! It contains 5g net carbs per 1/2 cup serving.

How many carbs are in chicken enchilada soup?

Depending on the recipe, traditional chicken enchilada soup contains 20-40g carbs per bowl.

This Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup contains only 11g carbs (6g net carbs) per bowl!

Are there any soups you can eat on keto?

Yes! There are so many soups you can eat on keto, including keto bone broth. Here are a few of my favorite recipes:

Nutrition Facts for This Keto Soup Recipe

Per serving (five total servings):

  • 303 calories
  • 18g fat
  • 26g protein
  • 6g net carbs

spoon holding up keto chicken enchilada soup over instant pot

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overhead view of keto chicken enchilada soup with a lime wedge on top

Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup

This Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup is colorful, flavorful, warming, and sure to be a hit with anyone who tries it. Best of all, it's easily made in an Instant Pot!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Southwestern, Western
Keyword: easy keto soup, keto chicken enchilada soup, keto enchilada soup, low carb chicken enchilada soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 303kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium tomato seeded and chopped
  • 4 oz can green chiles undrained
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup + 5 tbsp finely shredded Mexican blend cheese divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped (plus additional for garnish)
  • 1 large avocado cut into chunks
  • 1 large lime cut into 5 wedges

Instructions

  • Into the interior pot of an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker, place the chicken thighs, bell pepper, tomato, and green chiles. On top, pour the chicken broth and tomato sauce, then sprinkle with chili powder, ground cumin, chipotle powder, smoked paprika, and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then stir to combine.
  • Seal and lock. Make sure the pressure valve is set to “Sealing,” then select the “Manual” setting on High and set for a 10-minute cook time.
  • After the 10-minute cook time is completed, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Then, release the rest of the steam with a quick release.
  • Remove the lid and transfer the chicken thighs to a plate. Shred the chicken on the plate (using two forks works well) and return to the pot.
  • Add 1 cup of cheese (1/4 cup at a time, to avoid clumping) and the cilantro. Stir until cheese has melted completely.
  • Ladle your Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup into bowls. Garnish each serving with cilantro to taste, 1 tbsp cheese, 1/5 of the chopped avocado, and one lime wedge.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 1087mg47%
Potassium 796mg23%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 1715IU34%
Vitamin C 63mg76%
Calcium 220mg22%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer



Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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  • 5 stars
    I tried the Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup yesterday and was very pleased. The flavors of the chicken, cheese and spices combine to make this soup taste wonderful. The recipe was very easy to put together using my instant pot. I will be making this often this Winter!

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