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Creamy Low Carb Taco Soup

This recipe is so easy and fast. You can use leftover chicken or chicken breasts. You can cook this in a crockpot or the instant pot. This recipe is so perfect for a busy day. Throw it in the crockpot before running out for errands or activities. If you come home late after a busy day, use your instant pot.

You can add more heat or keep it mild. Add salt and pepper to taste. This will depend on whether you use broth or water and how salty your broth is. Top with your favorite toppings, chopped cilantro, diced green onions, shredded cheese, jalapenos, avocado chunks, etc.

Creamy Low Carb Taco Soup


  • Croockpot or Instant Pot


  • 1 1/2 lb Chicken breasts or leftover chicken
  • 2 8 oz Packages of cream cheese- use full fat or neufchatel cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 Ranch seasoning packet or homemade equivalent
  • 1 Taco seasoning packet or homemade equivalent
  • 2 Cans of rotel – diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 Package of frozen cauliflower rice
  • 4 Cups of chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Croockpot
  • Dump everything in the the crockpot except the cream cheese, and cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Stir every now and then
  • 3.Add the cream cheese about an hour before serving.
  • 3.Take the chicken breasts out of the pot and shred with two forks.
  • Add chicken back to the pot and stir. Serve your soup with desired toppings.
  • *If using leftover chicken, add the last 2 hours of cooking time.
  • Instant Pot
  • 1.Put the chicken broth, rotel and the seasoning to the pot. Stir the mixture together.
  • 2.Add cauliflower rice and stir.
  • 3.Add your chicken breasts to the pot. If your chicken breasts are large, cut them in half. Stir the mixture.
  • 4.Place lid on top and lock in place. Set to manual and cook for 15 minutes and allow for natural release.
  • 5.When the silver pin pops, open lid and take out the chicken breasts. Add in the cream cheese.
  • 6.Shred the chicken and add back to the pot. Stir and wait for cream cheese to melt.
  • Serve in bowl, topped with your favorite toppings.


Toppings- cilantro, cheese, sour cream, salsa, avocado, green onions

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