Low Carb Chicken Taco Soup

Low-carb Chicken Taco Soup is hearty, healthy, and perfect for Weight Watchers. Packed with taco flavors, this easy Chicken Taco soup can be made on the stovetop in under 30 minutes.

This Chicken Taco Soup is light, healthy and perfect if you are on a weight loss journey. It is also a Keto friendly recipe. Just add Corn, Kidney beans and top it with nachos to make it more wholesome.It is winter and soup appears on our dinner menu quite frequently. This Easy Low Carb Chicken Taco soup was our dinner a few days back. It was delicious and filling.

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This Chicken Taco Soup is low-carb and keto-friendly. But you can easily customize it and add your favorite ingredients like corn, beans, etc.

I have been following a low-carb diet. And this taco soup with my favorite Mexican flavours fits all the bill. In fact, the whole family loved it. It is also quick to put together on busy weeknights.

This Low Carb Chicken Taco Soup is light, healthy and perfect if you are on a weight loss journey. It is also a Keto friendly recipe. Just add Corn, Kidney beans and top it with nachos to make it more wholesome.Healthy Chicken Taco Soup

Making Chicken Taco soup is incredibly easy and quick to make. The flavors are really fresh. It has got chicken, onion, bell pepper, and cabbage.  The low-carb version doesn’t have corn and beans but you can certainly add beans to it.

Cabbage is an excellent vegetable when you are on a low-carb diet. It is not only very low in carbs, but it also has other nutritional elements. So adding cabbage to the soup makes the soup really filling.

If you are on a low-carb or Keto diet, you can absolutely adjust the quantity of the ingredients as per your macros.

You can add corn, and kidney beans and top it with crushed nachos/Tortilla chips to make it more wholesome.


  • Chicken breast – I always have some chicken breast lying around in the refrigerator, and it comes in handy when you are clueless about what to make for dinner. Breast recipes like Buffalo Chicken Wrap and Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Breast are a few of my favorites.
  • Shredded cabbage –
  • Chicken stock – offers a rich, deep flavor to the soup.
  • Garlic & onion –
  • Tomatoes
  • Spices – Chili powder, cumin powder,
  • Celery & Cilantro leaves – Celery as garnish gives a burst of freshness
  • Cheddar cheese

This Low Carb Chicken Taco Soup with cabbage is light, healthy and perfect if you are on a weight loss journey. It is also a Keto friendly recipe. Just add Corn, Kidney beans and top it with nachos to make it more wholesome.How To Make Chicken Taco Soup?

Making Chicken Taco soup from scratch takes less than 20 minutes. You need one pot and can make the soup right on the stovetop. Here is how the soup is made.

Saute aromatics and chicken

Start with sauteing Onion and garlic in oil.  Sauteing releases all those flavours into the oil, so it is an essential step. Then quickly saute the onion until it is translucent. Then add bell peppers and cabbage. Saute it until it softens. Then add tomatoes followed by seasoning and stock. Let everything simmer and it is ready.

Now coming to the best part, the toppings. Cilantro, Jalapenos, sour cream and of course lots of cheddar cheese. And if you are not on a low-carb diet, then add lots of crushed tortilla chips.

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Low Carb Chicken Taco Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
This Chicken Taco Soup is light, healthy and perfect if you are on a weight loss journey.  Just add Corn, Kidney beans and top it with nachos to upgrade it.
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1 Medium onion Chopped
  • 300 grams boneless skinless chicken breast Cut in to small chunks
  • ¼ cup celery Chopped
  • 2 cups (heaping) cabbage Shredded
  • 1 Medium red bell pepper Chopped
  • 1 cup plum tomato Blanched and chopped / Canned
  • ½ tbsp red chili powder
  • ½ tbsp chipotle chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin powder
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Red chili flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups chicken stock or Water
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup Fresh Coriander leave for garnishing
  • Lemon Wedges


  • Heat oil in a pot. Add minced garlic. Saute till it starts to brown.
  • Add chopped onion. Fry till it is soft and translucent.
  • Add chopped celery, followed by chicken chunks. Fry for one minute.
  • Add shredded cabbage. Cook for 2 minutes. The cabbage will start to soften.
  • Add chopped red bell pepper. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add Tomatoes. Mix everything well.
  • Add all the spices. Mix everything well. Cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Add Stock. Adjust seasoning. Bring the soup to a boil(cover the pan with a lid if desired)
  • Switch off the flame. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, lemon wedges and top it with cheese while serving.


  1. Chipotle chilli powder gives a smokiness to the soup. You can substitute with smoked paprika or chilli powder.
  2. You can skip the spices and add 1 heaping tablespoon of Taco seasoning. 
  3. Adjust the heat as per your preference.
  4.  You can also substitute the spices with readymade Taco seasoning. In that case, adjust the amount of garlic as taco Seasoning already has garlic.
  5. Add warm stock to the soup.


Serving: 200g | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 420mg | Potassium: 860mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2265IU | Vitamin C: 87.8mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. 4 stars
    This one is a winner! I just had to double/triple up on the spices for my taste. This recipe helps me get on and stay on track with my low carb goals. I made it a few times for myself in the past and experienced great success with my weight loss goals.

    In an effort to end months of being derailed on my low carb journey, I fed this soup to my husband without explaining my keto goals. He just thought it was a great soup. Little does he know he’s going to be living a low carb lifestyle with me. It’s delicious recipes like this that make it possible.

    1. Dave Damron says:

      5 stars
      I agree and have made this soup once weekly for the last month alternating skinless chicken breast, boneless skinless chicken thighs, and chicken leg meat. I also vary my spices and often use fresh jalapeno and/or serrano chiles!

  2. Elena Deskin says:

    How many servings does this make?

  3. Linda Fugate says:

    Does it say anywhere what the carb count is per serving? I can’t seem to find it.

  4. jamie sullivan says:

    This soup is f–king amazing. Hubby and I are on keto for a hormone reset and this soup was full of flavor, rich, and satisfying both for my taste buds and my body. I do CrossFit and one boyo of this was enough to fuel me up. I used a lot of home made chicken broth for the base also so that added plenty of fat, nutrition and flavour.

    1. subhasmita says:

      So glad that you all liked it. This is one of our favourites too.

      1. Lisa Mendez says:

        This was so fun to make! I needed a Keto recipe that I could eat on those days when I’m not as hungry like a soup and could last days…This is Excellent in taste the spices does it all for me! I SUGGEST to use MEXICAN OREGANO INSTEAD takes the broth up a Notch! Plus a little salt. Thank you for sharing you did AWESOME:)

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