Zesty Keto Mexican Chicken Soup

Keto Mexican Chicken Soup

Whether you’re trying to warm up on a cold evening or having a dinner party, this Zesty Keto Mexican Chicken Soup is not only good for the soul but oh so tasty!



  • 1 large whole chicken (6-7 pounds) (or 67 pounds of chicken breasts)
  • 8 cups water (or 4 cups water and 4 cups chicken broth or chicken stock)
  • 2 medium chopped carrots
  • 2 medium chopped celery
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 1 medium chopped red bell pepper (optional*)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (optional*)
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes (no salt added)


  1. In a large stock pot, add water, whole chicken (or chicken breasts), vegetables, and all seasonings. Bring contents to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1-1½  hours until chicken is tender and falling off of the bone. 
  2. Turn off heat and carefully remove chicken from pot. Place chicken in a large bowl and begin to pull the meat off of the bone. Set chicken meat aside and discard bones.
  3. Add lime zest and lime juice to the stock/vegetable mixture. Using an immersion blender, carefully mix until very smooth. Re-adjust seasoning to taste. Stir in diced tomatoes.
  4. Return chicken meat to pot, stir, and simmer under low heat for 15-20 minutes. Garnish with fresh cilantro, avocado, and extra lime juice.


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