Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup For The Soul (Easy Keto Dinner Recipe)

Here’s the deal: Whether you’re keeping it low carb or keto or not, this Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup is going to be your jam. It covers all the bases: family and freezer-friendly, low carb (6 net carbs per serving) it’s easy to throw and go – or set it and forget it in the crockpot, and it tastes fantastic.

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Not going to lie. The past few days of social distancing has taken its toll on all of us – I don’t know about you, but I’m going a little stir full-out crazy over here.

My 19-year-old daughter Savannah is home from college (for the rest of the year).

*This alone is enough to cause widespread anxiety across the entire household, because, hello – she low key hates it here:)

Lylah Kate (also known as the kid that lost the Instant Pot) is not loving the fact that her sister is back or that her school has shifted into an online learning mode. See the proof on Facebook here.

And my son Nathan seems to have developed PANDAS – which is like a constant OCD panic attack brought on by a virus or infection.

To quote my fellow autism mom, Nicole,

There is not enough liquor in the state of Mississippi to help you through this.

But you know what?

Despite all of the frustrations, aggravations, and anxieties, we are counting our blessings instead of airing our BS. Well, maybe I’ve aired a tiny bit of BS on Facebook – as well as a hand-washing how to video – but hey, I’m human – and you know what else?

I’m hungry. Let’s make soup. 

What You Need To Make Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup Happen

Let’s start with the most obvious tool – a crockpot. Also known as a slow cooker. If you don’t have one – get one. You need it. Moving on:)

2 Pounds Chicken Breasts (Thawed) – If your chicken is frozen, don’t panic – you can thaw it in a hot water bath for 30 minutes & you’ll be good to go.

4 Cups Chicken Broth – Kettle & Fire makes the most delicious, organic chicken broth – with no antibiotics or hormones (or shipping fees:) Or – you can go another route.

Use what you have on hand – make sure you check the label if you’re counting carbs – OR – make your broth with this recipe

2 8-Ounce Packs Cream Cheese 

2 10-ounce cans Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles – or any diced tomatoes – Again, this adds a few carbs – and it is up to you to include them or not:) I have made this soup with and without the tomatoes and in my opinion it is fab either way – but know that adding the tomatoes will make the broth a little lighter

4 Cloves Minced Garlic 

½ Cup Onion (Diced) – I wouldn’t worry about the carbs in the onions – since we are only using 1/2 cup – they add a lot of flavor, but if the thought of adding carbs makes you nervous – leave ’em out. It’s going to be Ok:)

1.5 Tablespoons Cumin 

1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

1 Teaspoon Paprika

¼ Teaspoon Salt 

3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice 

½ Tablespoon Lime Juice

How To Cook This Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup

If you’re looking for a million steps and a ton of information about how to prep a crockpot recipe, then you’re out of luck. We’re all about easy over here.

Place your thawed chicken in the crockpot.

crockpot chicken taco soup

Chop up 1/2 cup’s worth of onion. Then add the onions to the chicken. Or get your kids to do it. Or skip the onions if you prefer to make this soup without a few extra carbs or if you’re fresh out of onions. 

Top the chicken with the garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, lemon, and lime juice. 

Then add the chicken broth and tomatoes – set the crockpot on high and try to do something fabulous with the next four hours of your life. 

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup

After you’ve hot the four-hour mark, shred the chicken – add the cream cheese and stir. Dinner is ready. You made it.

Toppings

You can add whatever you want to the finished product. We like adding sour cream, cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and jalapeno slices – and my husband tops his with hot sauce – but he tops everything with hot sauce so you may want to think twice before following his lead:) 

Is This Freezer Friendly?

Absolutely! Why would I include that heading if it was a “no”? That would be weird. Anyway, if you’re freezing it, leave out the cream cheese. You can add it in after you thaw. Store the soup in an airtight container – with a label so it doesn’t get lost, and freeze for up to 3 months.

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Easy Keto Taco Soup with Ground Beef – Another slow cooker hit – that is way better than the picture:)

Keto Crockpot White Shredded Chicken Chili – Healthy chicken, creamy cheese, and a hint of spice combine to create a low carb slow-cooking chili that you will love – especially if you hate cooking. It is THAT easy.

Mississippi Pot Roast – Another slow cooker dinner that’s easy, low carb, and has a killer backstory about how the original Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe almost didn’t happen.

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Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup (Easy Keto Dinner Recipe)


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  • Author: Heather Burnett
  • Total Time: 4 Hours + 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

This Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup recipe is the ultimate easy family dinner recipe and, boom – it’s low carb, keto-friendly, and takes less than ten minutes to put together! My Chicken Taco Soup recipe will easily feed a family of five – (with eight total servings) with a little leftover for lunch. If you’re counting carbs, this recipe comes in with 6 net carbs and 12 WW SmartPoints per serving.


Ingredients

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  • 2 Pounds Chicken Breasts (Or Thighs – Use What You’ve Got:)
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth 
  • 2 10 Ounce Cans Rotel Tomatoes 
  • 2 8 Ounce Packs Cream Cheese 
  • 4 Cloves Minced Garlic 
  • ½ Cup Onion (Diced) 
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Cumin 
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt 
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice 
  • ½ Tablespoon Lime Juice

Optional Toppings

  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Green Onions
  • Sliced Jalapenos
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Sour Cream 

Instructions

If you’re looking for a million steps and a ton of information about how to prep a crockpot recipe, then you’re out of luck here. This one is a throw and go.

Place your thawed chicken in the crockpot.

Add the onions. Or skip the onions if you prefer to make this soup without a few extra carbs or if you’re fresh out of onions. 

Top the chicken with the garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, lemon, and lime juice. 

Then add the chicken broth – & the tomatoes – & set the crockpot on high and do something fabulous with the next four hours of your life. 

After you’ve hot the four-hour mark, shred the chicken – add the cream cheese and stir. Dinner is served. 

Notes

If you’re freezing this soup, leave out the cream cheese. 

You can add it in after you thaw. Store in an airtight container – with a label, so it doesn’t get lost, and freeze for up to 3 months.

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 Hours
  • Category: Low Carb/Keto/Easy Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker / Crockpot
  • Cuisine: American

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Ok, sales pitch over! I hope you enjoyed the soup! Have a great day, and thank you for reading!

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