Low Carb Chicken Fajita Soup

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If you love chicken fajitas but are following a keto or low carb diet, I’ve got the perfect alternative for you-this Low Carb Chicken Fajita Soup! It has all the same delicious Mexican flavors without all the carbs from the tortillas!

Duration:

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 306kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth (this is to pour over chicken in slow cooker)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 10 oz cans diced tomatoes with green chilis
  •  cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  •  tbsp homemade taco seasoning (1 packet of taco seasoning)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook boneless skinless chicken breasts in a slow cooker for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low in a cup of chicken broth. Season with salt/pepper.
  • When chicken is cooked through, remove from slow cooker and shred. (You can strain the leftover broth for the soup.)
  • In a large saucepan, saute green pepper, onion, and garlic in 1 tablespoon of butter until they are translucent.
  • With a spoon, mash the cream cheese into the veggies so that it will combine smoothly as it melts.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, and taco seasoning.
  • Simmer on low uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Add shredded chicken, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy hot!
  • Optional: Top each bowl with shredded cheese, cilantro, green onions, avocado, and/or sour cream.

Notes

Options for speeding up this recipe:

  • Option 1: Turn this 3-hour recipe into a 30 minute one by purchasing a rotisserie chicken from the food store. The chicken is already cooked, so all you need to do is cut off the breasts and legs and shred/chop that up to add to your soup!
  • Option 2: Cook shredded chicken in advance in bulkThen portion it out into one pound baggies and freeze them. This way, you can quickly defrost your chicken a few hours or the night prior and have it ready to go the day of! This saves you lots of money, too.

Nutrition:

Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.2g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 880mg | Potassium: 757mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 21.9mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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