You are going to love Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup Recipe! This soup is low carb and packed with flavor.  It has just the right amount of heat and comes together easily in your slow cooker or instant pot.

Close up image of a white bowl of Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup with a spoon in the soup.

Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup Recipe:

Once the weather turns cool, soup is one of our favorite things to make for dinner. We recently made Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe.  

Everyone enjoyed it so much that I wanted to try another keto friendly soup for dinner. The Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup Recipe did not disappoint.

Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup recipe is comfort food at its best and full of of delicious shredded chicken, bacon and just the perfect amount of heat with the diced jalapenos. 

The beauty about this soup is you can easily make it to suit your tastes.

Easy Keto Chicken Soup:

Even though this soup is low carb and keto, everyone will enjoy it. You don’t need to fix something different for the others because this delicious soup will impress everyone.

If you love jalapeños, cream cheeses and cooked bacon, you are going to love this easy soup recipe!

We all love spicy food so I put extra jalapeno peppers in ours. However, if you have kids or family members that don’t like the extra heat, just reduce the amount of jalapeno’s.

You will need a Crock Pot or an Instant Pot!

We just love recipes that are versatile and can easily be adapted to our busy schedules. If I have time in the morning, I like to make this recipe in my slow cooker.

But it is just as good in my pressure cooker. I personally have an Instant Pot and so far I am loving it.  You can find the Instant pot on sale here.

Using my instant Pot really changed dinner time around here. Those days when I forget to take something out of the freezer is not a problem with my instant pot.

I can still have dinner ready and waiting on my family! I used frozen chicken in this recipe and it still cooked super fast in my instant pot.

Close up image of a white bowl of Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup with two spoons and a jalapeno.

How do you quickly shred chicken?

I use a hand mixer to shred the chicken faster. It is so easy and one of my best time saving kitchen tips!

If you are not shredding your chicken this way, you are missing out. It can be done in a fraction of the time by doing it by hand.

Plus, I love the texture of the chicken when you use the hand mixer.

Let’s make Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken soup!

Ingredients for Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup.

Ingredients: 

  • Raw Chicken Breasts
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Taco seasoning (I use this homemade taco seasoning recipe)
  • Jalapeños seeded and chopped
  • Onion, chopped
  • Chicken Broth
  • Bacon (save 3 pieces for toppings)
  • Cream Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
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How to make Keto Jalapeno popper soup in the Instant Pot:

  1. Add everything except cheddar cheese, cream cheese, xantham gum, and the toppings to the Instant pot.
  2. Add the lid and set the valve to sealing
  3. Set the pressure to 30 minutes.
  4. Do a quick release to release the pressure.
  5. Remove chicken and shred.
  6. Return the chicken to the pot and switch the instant pot to the sauté setting. Stir in the Xanthan gum, cream cheeses and cook. Stir to combine as the cheeses melt and then stir in the heavy whipping cream.
  7. Allow it to sit to thicken for approximately 15 minutes.
  8. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Salt and pepper to taste. 

Close up image of a white bowl of Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup.

How to make Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Soup:

  1. Add everything except for the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, xantham gum, and the toppings to the crock pot.
  2. Add the lid and cook on low for 8 hours or cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  3. 1 hour before serving, remove the chicken and shred.
  4. Add chicken back to the crock pot. Then add in the the cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, cheddar cheese and the xanthan gum. Stirring occasionally to combine.
  5. Cover and allow the soup to thicken.
  6. Then add your favorite toppings.

Topping Ideas:

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • green onion
  • hot sauce
  • diced jalapeno
  • more cooked bacon
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Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup Recipe is frugal!

With only 3 chicken breasts in this recipe, it is a great way to stretch your protein budget.

This soup is so easy to prepare and very inexpensive. It’s so budget friendly and the perfect soup to easily feed a crowd.  This soup recipe is always a hit when I make it.

Tips and Variations:

  • I also like using my Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix . I like making a big batch of this taco seasoning as I can use it on many recipes.

    It is so much better than the package stuff and I know what exactly is in the seasoning.
  • Use ground Beef instead of chicken. If you are wanting to up your fats, consider using ground beef. Just make sure to brown and drain the beef first.
  • You can make this dairy free my using a dairy free substitute for the cream cheese and the cheddar cheese.
Close up image of a white bowl of Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup.

Still trying to understand this Keto diet?

First of all, I know it can seem overwhelming initially. However, once you understand the Keto lifestyle it is very simple.

There is a great book for beginners here that you might want to pick up. It is a really great resource to help get you started on this Keto journey. I even spotted the Keto Crock Pot Cookbook.

Learn how to cook Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup in the instant pot or crockpot. This low carb soup has just the right amount of heat and is easy to fix.

It’s a lot to take in but basically the ketogenic diet is a diet high in fat with healthy fats for weight loss. The diet calls for a lot of nut butters, peanut butter and low or no net carb snacks called fat bombs.

You will also want to keep things sugar free. Oils like coconut oil, olive oil and mct oil are used.

A lot of recipes call for cheese or cream cheese. Almond flour or pork rinds can be used for a coating or batter that fits into the ketogenic diet.

Once you get used to this diet, many report that it becomes a lifestyle and they really like it.

Plus, weight loss is fairly easy while also filling full and satisfied. This is a key component as to why it works for so many.

If you want to lose weight, this is a great plan to try.  With so many low carb recipes,  it will be easy to stay on track with the ketogenic diet.

Print Recipe below:

Low Carb Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup Recipe

4.92 from 12 votes
Learn how to cook Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup in the instant pot or crockpot. This low carb soup has just the right amount of heat and is easy to fix.
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Soup
Calories 390
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Taco seasoning
  • 2 fresh jalapeños seeded and chopped – divided
  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 lb bacon (save 3 pieces for toppings)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp Xanthan gum

Instructions

How to make Jalapeno popper chicken soup recipe in the Instant Pot:

  • Add to the instant pot, the chicken breasts, onion, taco seasoning, salt, pepper, 1 of the jalapeños, onions, chicken broth and cooked bacon stirring to make sure all the ingredients are combined.
  • Add the lid and set the valve to sealing
  • Set the pressure to 25 minutes.
  • Do a quick release to release the pressure from the Instant Pot after the cook time.
  • Remove the chicken and shred.
  • Return the chicken back to the Instant Pot and switch the Instant Pot back to the sauté setting. Stir in the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and the Xanthan gum. Stir to combine as cheese melts. Stir in the heavy whipping cream and then turn the Instant Pot off.
  • Allow the soup to sit to thicken for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add your favorite toppings and enjoy.

How to make Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Soup:

  • Add the chicken breasts, onion, taco seasoning, salt, pepper, 1 of the jalapeños, onions, bacon and chicken broth to a crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • 1 hour before serving, remove the chicken and shred.
  • Add chicken back to the crock pot. Then stir in the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and the Xanthan gum. Cover and cook on high for 15-20 minutes to melt the cheese. Then stir in the heavy whipping cream, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes on high to heat the cream through and for the soup to thicken.
  • Serve with the toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can also add heavy whipping cream if you prefer a cream based soup. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 390kcal, Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 28g, Fat 27g, Saturated Fat 10g, Cholesterol 85mg, Sodium 1147mg, Potassium 421mg, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 420IU, Vitamin C 11.5mg, Calcium 280mg, Iron 1.1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    WOW! What a great soup and round up of recipes for dinner. I am very new into keto recipes so your tips are super helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 5 stars
    I am so excited, I love anything jalapeno popper, this soup is going to be perfect for my low carb friends!

  3. I made this in a Dutch Oven on the stove-top, and the soup came together beautifully! It tastes great~ I used one cup of heavy whipping cream, and one and a half cup of bone broth…Then used the immersion blender to smooth out the beacon, chicken, onions, and jalapenos. Great recipe!!

  4. Nikole – The recipe makes 6 servings and the nutrition facts are for 1 serving so it’s for approximately 1/6 of the entire batch. Each batch varies on the actual size so it’s hard to put an exact measurement on it. I’m glad you liked it!

  5. I’m confused — you put raw bacon to cook in the soup?? I’ve never done that before. Will it be mushy?

  6. Also, how much xanthan gum? It doesn’t say on the ingredients. Also, do you add both the cheddar and the cream cheeses after the chicken is cooked? Or put the cream in with the chicken to cook? Thanks.

  7. Vicki – 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum is needed. I added it to the post and recipe. Thank you!

  8. I added the xantham gum about to the post and recipe. It’s 1 teaspoon. Also, I add only the cheddar cheese and xantham gum at the end once the chicken is cooked. The cream cheese is cooked with the chicken. I have updated the post with this clarification. Thank you!

  9. Yes, you can Chloe. It’s not crispy like if you used pre-cook but it’s not mushy either. Thanks!