Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup is on my menu this weekend… even though it is still 90 something here… but I am living vicariously though my friends in other parts of the world who are starting to enjoy more Fall like weather.   

One Pot Dinner

Not only is this soup perfect for a Fall(wish) day but it is also perfect for the busiest of nights.  The soup is made all in one pot and done in under 30 minutes… yes all done in under 30 minutes.  

It starts with veggies and ends with cheese, does it get any better?


I am a BIG fan of the KETO life but right now it is not the best option for me.  The beauty of this soup is that it is very KETO friendly and everyone else will love it as well.  It truly is a dish that you can make and everyone in the family will eat it up.  

There is just something so soothing about a thick and creamy soup, but if you prefer a brothy enchilada soup then just skip the blending step and add in the chicken.  Either way is AMAZING.

Options are good…

This soup recipe is one of my favorites for sure.  There are so many options with it.  You can use green enchilada sauce or spicy enchilada sauce for extra kick.  You can use fresh chopped jalapeños for some extra spice or leave out peppers and chilies all together for a mild soup.

For the non-KETO peeps you can throw in some tortilla chips for a little extra crunch.  You could also add in some black beans if you wanted when you add in the chicken.

Make this ASAP

8 servings

KETO Chicken Enchilada Soup

A quick one pot Chicken Enchilada Soup that is KETO/Low Carb that everyone is sure to LOVE!

5 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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4.8 based on 17 review(s)

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1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (or avocado oil)
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup bell peppers, chopped (I used a combo of green, red and yellow)
4 oz can chopped green chilies
1 tablespoon chili powder
2-3 teaspoons cumin powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
10 oz can enchilada sauce (I used red, but you could use green)
4 cups chicken stock
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2-3 cups shredded chicken
1 cups shredded mexican blend cheese (or any variety you prefer)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 lime, juiced and zested
1 cup sour cream
Optional Toppings
Sour Cream
Chopped Avocado
Jalapeno Peppers
Tortilla Chips (for the non KETO peeps)


In a large stock pot over medium heat add in oil, onion, bell peppers, green chilies, chili powder, cumin, salt & pepper stirring to combine
Cook for 5-7 minutes or until onions and bell peppers are softened
Stir in garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes
Add in enchilada sauce and chicken stock
Bring to a slow boil, stirring often
Stir in cream cheese and bring back to a boil, stirring often
To help thicken the soup use an immersion blender to blend together the veggies and cream cheese until smooth, for a thinner and more brothy soup skip this step
Stir in chicken, shredded cheese, cilantro, lime juice and zest
Bring to a boil
Stir in sour cream until well combined
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed
Serve with any (or all) the toppings


Each serving is 5 net Carbs as based on the Carb Manager App (does not include additional toppings)



1757 cal


138 g


64 g


71 g
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