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Keto Chicken Tortilla Soup

Loaded with big and bold flavors, this super chunky and super delish keto Chicken Tortilla Soup is a hearty and tasty meal!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, chicken soup, tortilla soup
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Chef Jenn



  • 6 cups chicken broth divided
  • 1/2 pound chicken breast about 2 breasts
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno seeded and diced finely
  • 14.5 ounce canned crushed tomatoes
  • 4 ounce canned green chilis
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Optional garnishes: avocado, sour cream, cheese, jalapenos


  • Add the chicken to a medium-size soup pot and add 4 cups of chicken broth. Simmer the chicken on low heat for about 15 minutes or until the chicken is tender and cooked.
  • Remove the chicken and set it to cool.
  • Meanwhile, add the oil to a medium-size skillet and heat the pan over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, and jalapeno and cook until the onions are tender. About 6 minutes.
  • Scrape the sauteed veggies into the broth, then add the canned tomatoes, canned chilis, and spices. Add the remaining 2 cups of chicken broth to the pot.
  • Simmer the broth over low heat for 10 minutes while you shred the chicken.
  • Use two forks or your favorite meat claws to shred the chicken, discarding the bone or skin if necessary.
  • Add the chicken to the soup pot and simmer, covered, an additional 10 minutes.
  • Add the lime juice, cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with your favorite garnishes and enjoy!


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 1467mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 451IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbohydrates: 8g