Keto Chicken Queso Soup

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  • prep time

    prep time

    3 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    22 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    25 min

Keto Chicken Queso Soup

59 ratings

Everyone’s favorite dip is now a delicious soup. Let’s be honest - you’ve always wanted to eat the whole bowl of queso to yourself, and now you can! Shredded chicken bulks this soup into a meal. The original recipe here was garnished with shredded cheese and parsley, but you can add many keto ingredients to the top of your soup, such as chopped avocado, cilantro, keto salsa, or sour cream.

  • Net Carbs

    4.4 g

  • Fiber

    0.1 g

  • Total Carbs

    4.4 g

  • Protein

    47 g

  • Fats

    43 g

628 cals

Keto Chicken Queso Soup

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  • Chicken Broth Homemade

    Chicken Broth Homemade

    2 1 cup

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

    Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

    14 ounce

  • Unsalted Butter

    Unsalted Butter

    1 tablespoon

  • Heavy Cream

    Heavy Cream

    ¾ cup

  • Cheddar Cheese

    Cheddar Cheese

    1-¼ cup, shredded

  • Cream Cheese

    Cream Cheese

    2 ounce

  • Chicken Broth Homemade

    Chicken Broth Homemade

    2 1 cup

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Cumin, Ground

    Cumin, Ground

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Paprika


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic Powder

    ⅛ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 4

25 min

  • Step 1

    Bring the first amount of chicken broth to a strong simmer in a large soup pot. Place in the raw chicken breasts to boil in the pot. You may cut the chicken into pieces if necessary, but as few pieces as possible will be best. Place a lid on the pot and cook for 12 minutes. Remove the chicken from the soup (turn the heat off and leave the broth) and transfer it to a cutting board. Use a pair of forks to finely shred the cooked chicken.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    While the chicken is cooking in the broth, heat the butter in a small pot over low heat. Once melted, whisk in the heavy cream. Heat until the fats are just about to simmer, but don’t let them cross over into simmering. Whisk in the cheddar cheese in 3-4 additions and then the cream cheese, allowing each cheese to melt before whisking in more.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Once the cheese sauce is smooth and creamy, turn the heat off and set the cheese sauce aside to thicken. Return the shredded chicken from step 1 to the soup pot with the chicken broth. Pour in the second amount of chicken broth, place on the lid, and bring the soup to a boil.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Reduce the soup to a low simmer, removing the lid. Then, slowly whisk the cheese sauce into the soup. Stir in all seasonings and gently simmer the soup for 5 minutes before serving.
    Step 4

Comments 30

  • Japdms

    Japdms 6 months ago

    Added a can of fire-roasted Rotel tomatoes, otherwise it would have bland. Great recipe!

    • BlithesomeRadish138916

      BlithesomeRadish138916 a year ago

      This was a good recipe made better by doubling the spices and adding red pepper flakes to taste. I also added broccoli. Delish!

      • SplendidKetone603283

        SplendidKetone603283 a year ago

        Doctored it up with spices. Made it several times!

        • Fleurdelis1699

          Fleurdelis1699 a year ago

          I browned an onion in bacon drippings and multiplex this recipe to make a large pot. Really tasty soup. Make sure to drain the rotel.

          • StupendousArugula201562

            StupendousArugula201562 2 years ago

            Meh. Was very bland. Will not make again.

            • Michelerena

              Michelerena 2 years ago

              So good. Added spinach.

              • Stefg6

                Stefg6 3 years ago

                Added some cauliflower, rotel and topped with bacon, yummy on a cold day!!!

                • AmazingMacadamia577409

                  AmazingMacadamia577409 3 years ago

                  We made our chicken stock and I wish it wasn’t so salty. Trying to figure out how to cut the salt. 😅 other than the salt it’s really good. I didn’t add any salt the the chicken stock/bouillon. I think next time will try store bought stock.

                  • angied81789de6

                    angied81789de6 2 years ago

                    Cheese naturally adds salt too

                  • Thelevings

                    Thelevings 2 years ago

                    Next time put a chunk of potato in the too salty broth and let it simmer. Test the soup until it meets your tastes. The potato soaks up the salt, and your can throw the potato away. It won't add carbs.

                • SplendidKale237690

                  SplendidKale237690 3 years ago


                  • BlithesomeArugula860277

                    BlithesomeArugula860277 3 years ago

                    Love it .... filling and satisfying. Great taste.

                    • Uhlyssamarie707

                      Uhlyssamarie707 3 years ago

                      Oh yum yum yummm! I added red bell pepper and cauliflower for some veg, a little coriander, replaced half the cheddar with pepper jack, and topped off the bowl with some bacon. Perfect for the beginning of Autumn

                      • PropitiousCauliflower369044

                        PropitiousCauliflower369044 3 years ago

                        Pretty good! I added broccoli/cauliflower rice and a green bell pepper. I think it could use some spice so I'll add pepper flakes or some salsa next time.

                        • UnbelievableCauliflower351471

                          UnbelievableCauliflower351471 3 years ago

                          So good! I doubled the garlic powder and added a pinch of kosher salt and broccoli florets. Will double batch and freeze next time.

                          • Momofthehouse

                            Momofthehouse 3 years ago

                            This was so good

                            • Emily

                              Emily 3 years ago

                              Delectable! The whole family, kids included, loved it! My three year old has never liked soup before, but she loved this! The non-keto family members dipped tortilla chips in their soup as they ate it. I made a double batch so I can freeze some for another easy meal.

                              • FabulousRadish337399

                                FabulousRadish337399 3 years ago

                                Delicious. I divided into 3 and added extra 1/3rd to intake. High but so filling it was a hearty evening meal.

                                • Knitalot65

                                  Knitalot65 3 years ago

                                  Are these protein counts correct? Seems very high for one cup of soup! Should be 30 Grams.

                                  • Karolina

                                    Karolina 3 years ago

                                    Yum! absolutely!. Double batch from the start and so worth it. I have added spices to the cheese mixture +little chilly, tossed in broccoli for second boil for extra colour. Kiddos loved it. Will be making again for sure. Yum

                                    • Nicola Carter

                                      Nicola Carter 3 years ago

                                      Okay, yum! Will be adding a few extras next time. But double batched this to freeze.

                                      • Jenkittycat

                                        Jenkittycat 3 years ago

                                        SOOO delicious!! Will cook that on a regular basis.

                                        • WeightoffFanny

                                          WeightoffFanny 3 years ago

                                          I just made a double batch of this. Made it for the first time last week and couldn’t wait to make it again.

                                          • Jacque Mama!

                                            Jacque Mama! 3 years ago

                                            Delicious base! I added garlic, paprika & broccoli to make it a little heartier but I love reading all the other ideas too! Delicious-whole family enjoyed it! I put it all in the crock pot and it was so simple!

                                            • Work_City

                                              Work_City 3 years ago

                                              Need more clearer instructions. You don’t mention the second chicken broth at all until it comes to adding it in. Also you don’t say how long to leave the broth before you add in the cheese sauce or to what heat...I’ll see how it turns out but there were defs a few surprises whilst making this.

                                              • Vince

                                                Vince 3 years ago

                                                I switched pepper Jack cheese for cheddar and switched the cream cheese with Philly jalapeno cream cheese. Right amount of spicy🤗

                                                • Lizzo6355

                                                  Lizzo6355 3 years ago

                                                  So good. Added some green chili's and onion. So good!

                                                  • Heatho11

                                                    Heatho11 3 years ago

                                                    • Pmussery

                                                      Pmussery 3 years ago

                                                      I love this!

                                                      • Chayes62

                                                        Chayes62 3 years ago

                                                        Absolutely one of my most favorite. I added 1/4 cup of Rotel and it tasted just like chicken Rotel without the noodles.