Skip to Content

Quick Mexican Chicken Soup

Cooking from scratch doesn’t have to be time consuming or difficult! This quick Mexican Chicken Soup is ready in 20 minutes! Keto friendly, low carb.

Quick Mexican Chicken Soup is made from scratch, but so easy! Keto friendly, low carb.

Once upon a time, I used to meal plan.  Do you meal plan?  I enjoy life better when I do, but I’ve gotten into a rut of not meal planning.  Most nights I’m flying by the seat of my pants, trying to figure out what we can eat for dinner that doesn’t take long to make.

This recipe utilizes already cooked chicken.  I used rotisserie chicken, but any chicken will do.  Cube it, or shred it, you can really make it however you’d like.

I based this recipe off of this slow cooker version.  However, since I was in a hurry, I didn’t have time to use the slow cooker.  I also didn’t have some of the ingredients, so I’ve changed things up a little and made it kid friendly for my little people.

Quick Mexican Chicken Soup is made from scratch, but so easy! Keto friendly, low carb.

Lucy and Kerry are both on the keto diet.  Lucy started before Christmas, and Kerry just started this month.  Because of this, they’re both talking keto a lot, and I’m usually part of the conversation (though not exactly participating).

Due to having so much keto talk going on around me, I realized this Mexican Chicken Soup was a keto friendly recipe.  Kerry tried making it already, since my pictures made her hungry, and she agreed that it’s delicious.

If you aren’t on the keto diet, you can serve this soup with chips, but it’s actually a pretty filling soup as it is.

Quick Mexican Chicken Soup is made from scratch, but so easy! Keto friendly, low carb.

Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you away from this recipe!  Mexican Chicken Soup really comes together so quickly, you’ll be amazed!

Yield: 6-8 servings

Quick Mexican Chicken Soup

Quick Mexican Chicken Soup

Cooking from scratch doesn't have to be time consuming or difficult! This quick Mexican Chicken Soup is ready in 20 minutes! Keto friendly, low carb.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 2 cups chicken broth, (one can)
  • 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes, **
  • 4 oz. diced green chiles
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, (leftover rotisserie works great!)
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese


  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and red pepper, and saute until onion is translucent (approximately 5 minutes).
  2. Add spices. Stir and cook spices for about 1 minute.
  3. Add broth, tomatoes, and chiles. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and heat until cream cheese has melted.


** If you want a spicier soup, use Rotel tomatoes in place of the diced tomatoes

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 539mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 17g

The nutritional information provided here is not guaranteed to be accurate and is provided for informational (and google) purposes only.

What is your favorite soup recipe?

Here are some of our reader favorites!

Crock Pot Chicken Posole

Crock Pot Creamy Tortellini Soup

Cheeseburger Soup

Meet Jamie

Why not join us on Pinterest: Coffee With Us 3  or hangout with us on Facebook:


Subscribe to our Newsletter


Check out our link parties.
Linking up to Menu Plan Monday and  Weekend Potluck.

Don’t forget to pin!


Wednesday 16th of September 2020

This was good. I did want a spicier soup, but Rotel comes in 10oz cans instead of 14.5 oz cans, so I decided to go with regular tomatoes and add a diced serano pepper. Still had to add a lot of hot sauce at the end to make it spicy enough for my family. I will probably make it again, but will probably only add 1/2 cup half-and-half and 2 oz cream cheese, because I think that would make it creamy enough, and would be a bit healthier. I added 1/2 zucchini, just because I had one handy ... it would also be great with mushrooms or corn added. The recipe instructions call for the cheddar cheese to be melted into the soup, but the picture shows the cheese shredded on top, so that's the way I did it. And I added avocado and cilantro on top, also, and served with hot sauce so everyone could adjust to their own taste for heat. Very good - will make again.

Jamie H

Saturday 19th of September 2020

Sounds like a delicious soup you ended up making! Although the Rotel comes in a smaller can, it will work out just fine. And it definitely has more fats in the soup, since it's keto friendly, but I'm sure it was perfectly creamy with less! I love hearing about the changes you made, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it!


Wednesday 2nd of January 2019

I also would Like to know the calorie count per serving

Robin stokes

Saturday 15th of December 2018

I would like to know calorie count also.


Tuesday 13th of November 2018

Sorry, forgot to mention that the recipe is really good. I made a batch for myself (because I'm on Keto) and my family ate it all. I made a double batch again that night. Thanks for the recipe.

Jamie H

Tuesday 13th of November 2018

Thanks so much for the kind words, Mike! I'm glad you enjoyed it! At 6 servings for the recipe, it has 7 g. net carbs, 2 g. fiber, 30 g. fat, and 29 g. protein. However, I would honestly say that this seems to make more than 6 servings (it makes about 8-10 for my family), but it really just depends on how much you eat. So if you had a smaller serving, obviously that would lower those numbers. I hope that helps!


Tuesday 13th of November 2018

I need the nutritional info...specifically: Carbs / Fat / Protein

Skip to Recipe