The Best Low-Carb Keto Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Low-carb tortilla soup

Are you looking for an easy tortilla soup recipe you can enjoy on the Keto diet?

This delicious low-carb tortilla keto soup recipe is hearty, spicy and perfect for any day of the week.

Pretty much it has everything you want in a bowl of tortilla soup. This is especially true if you love the heat of Jalapeno peppers.

If you are into spicy soups, this will definitely be your go-to low-carb soup recipe.

Without compromising delicious, rich flavor, this tortilla soup brings the heat like no other. You’ll be sweating in a healthy way while being blown away by the boldness of the spice blend.

While I love pre-made soups, instant soup seasonings and all, if you have time, I suggest you grind whole seeds. The aroma from those freshly ground spices will bring a whole new level of experience.

While I like to invest my time in making my own blend of spices, this recipe lets me cut corners in other areas. The original way of making this soup starts with browning the chicken thighs in a saucepan, I skip all that. Instead, I use rotisserie chicken and strip the carcass of meat.

It’s a quick way to replace any cooked chicken in the recipe, and it works perfectly for this soup.

I also like to note that since it’s a high-fat, low-carb recipe, it’s perfect for a keto diet and other low-carb diets. But don’t hesitate to serve to non-dieters too. It’s one recipe that sure pleases the whole crowd and has them asking for a second.

If you plan to store it for lunch the next day, I suggest doubling the recipe.

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Keto Low-Carb Tortilla Soup
This low-carb tortilla soup recipe is super easy to make and Keto friendly. If you're in the mood for a bowl of Mexican tortilla soup, give this recipe a try.
  1. Remove the chicken meat from the rotisserie chicken and put aside.
  2. Heat the avocado oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute the onion and garlic for 3 minutes until they are golden brown and softened.
  3. Stir in the carrot, celery, jalapenos, tomatoes, and the stripped chicken meat. Add in all the spices and mix for 1 minute.
  4. Pour in the chicken stock and bring the soup to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the vegetables are soft and tender.
  6. Stir in the heavy cream and cream cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. If the soup is too thick, add in 1/8 cup of chicken stock to make it thinner.
  7. Divide the soup into 4 bowls and garnish it with chopped cilantro. Serve warm and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Per Serving (1 serving):  452 calories, 35 g fat, 25g protein, 11g total carbs, 8g net carbs.

Tina Alexandre
Tina Alexandre


Hi, I'm Tina, a mom, and wife who loves to write about nutrition and dieting. When I'm not writing, I also enjoy baking healthy pastries with my 7-year-old daughter.

  1. Oh dang! I went to the store and bought the ingredients to make this, except the heavy cream because it is not listed with the ingredients. Recipes are more helpful, and the end result tastes better, when all the ingredients are listed!

  2. Your recipe listed cream cheese and instructions to cook until cheese is melted—-so which is it heavy cream (liquid) or cream cheese(solid)??

  3. This was so good! We don’t like anything too spicey, so we left out the jalapeños and cut the chili powder to 1 tsp. It was perfect for us.

  4. This was delicious! I left out the carrots and tortilla chips to make it a little more keto friendly and I didn’t have cayenne but it didn’t seem to matter! I put a little shredded cheddar on top and my hus band and I really enjoyed it!

  5. the tortillas arent listed. do we fry them then ad? or bake, then add as a garnish?
    We add heavy cream and cream cheese right?

  6. What can I use as a replacement for the cream cheese? I liked the keto diet but my Dr made me quit because I can’t eat dairy- like most Americans.
    My stomach always hurt and do t get me started on the level of cramping and hormone issues from all of the excessive dairy.
    I want to try keto again but will have to find other sources of far besides dairy. I’ve heard this is a MAJOR issue for a lot of women on keto. The level of hormones that they pump into cows causes major digestive and other issues.
    Any recommendations and advice from keto experts would be greatly appreciated.

  7. Please update the ingredients list to include heavy cream. It’s confusing and I now have to go back out to the store to get cream.

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