Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup (Keto + Whole30 Option)

This Keto Jalapeno Popper Soup will soon become your new favorite healthy comfort recipe. It’s exploding with creamy flavor and just the right amount of kick. Throw it in the crockpot, instant pot, or stovetop. Perfect cozy meal the whole family will love. Keto, Paleo, Whole30 and Dairy-Free

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Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup

Soup season is the best season. Honestly, though, I love soup so much I can even eat it in the summer. Although, there is just something extra magical about it in the fall/winter. My Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup is mind-blowing and delicious. You won’t believe it is healthy because it tastes like real-life comfort food.

Cooking Methods For This Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup

There are many different ways to cook this soup. It really depends on your time. Below are all the ways you can cook this Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup

  • Crockpot: If you are running out the door in the morning and want dinner to be ready when you get home, the crockpot method is the way to go. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Instant Pot: Are you home after a long day and want to make something quick? If so, go with the instant pot method. It can be ready in under 20 minutes.
  • Stovetop: This is my favorite method to use on the weekend. I can cook my chicken on the stovetop in a large pot then add everything in and let it simmer throughout the afternoon. It makes my house smell amazing.

Are Nut Cheeses Whole30 Compliant?

This is a question that is asked a lot by the Whole30 community. Below is the Whole30 creator’s answer:

“Nut cheeses and dips ARE compliant on the program, with a strong caveat that these should be used with caution, especially if you know you rely on cheese as comfort or stress-relieving food, OR if cheese is a trigger for other food cravings (like wine or crackers). As with Larabars or almond butter, Whole30 HQ and our Coaches all recommend that program participants use with caution, and think critically about whether including these foods in their Whole30 is a healthy choice, given their contexts and goals.”

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Storage & Meal Prep:

  • Storage: In the refrigerator, your stock, soup or stew will keep for three to four days. For quick and easy reheating, store single-serving portions in individual containers. For family-sized meals, store the soup in larger, resealable containers, and make sure to heat and chill the soup properly when serving and re-storing
  • Meal Prep: If you are using this for meal prep, store the same way from above, but add the garnish in a different container. After you heat up your soup, add the garnish from the other container to the top.
Soup in a bowl with cheese, bacon, jalapeno and green onions

Substitutions:

If you are not completing a Whole30, feel free to use regular dairy and cheese. Below is substitutions:

  • Kite Hill Cream Cheese: Feel free to sub regular cream cheese for this dairy-free version.
  • Dairy-Free Cheese: This is not considered W30 if you are completing a round, just remove that from the garnish. If you are not dairy-free or W30 and just need it to be keto, sub your favorite cheese of choice.
  • Xanthan Gum: Feel free to sub 1 1/2 tablespoon arrowroot powder dissolved in 1 tablespoon water. 

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Jalapeno Popper Soup


  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: Crockpot: 6-7 Hours, Instant Pot: 20 Minutes, Stove Top: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 59 minute
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This Keto Jalapeno Popper Soup will soon become your new favorite healthy comfort recipe. It’s exploding with creamy flavor and just the right amount of kick. Throw it in the crockpot, instant pot, or stovetop. Perfect cozy meal the whole family will love. Keto, Paleo, Whole30, and Dairy-Free


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1.5-pound chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 8 oz dairy-free cream cheese (I used KiteHill)
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 34 garlic cloves
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 34 jalapeños, seeds removed and diced 
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

Garnish

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green onions
  • Dairy-free cheese
  • Jalapeno slices

Instructions

Instant Pot:

  1. Press the saute function on the Instant Pot, once hot, add the ghee. Once the ghee is hot, add the onion, garlic, jalapeno. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir often.
  2. Press cancel to turn off the saute feature. Add the cubed chicken, chicken broth, and spices to the pot. Secure the lid, turn to seal, and set the pot to pressure cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Carefully quick release the pressure. 
  4. Add in the dairy-free cream cheese and stir until melted and incorporated into the soup. Add in the xanthan gum and stir. Turn the saute function back on if the cream cheese is not melting well.
  5. Serve with grated dairy-free cheese,  jalapenos, green onions, and bacon sprinkled on top. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Crockpot:

  1. Add the chicken, onions, garlic, jalapeños, spices (besides xanthan gum) into your 6 qt Crockpot and then cover with chicken broth. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 6-7 hours.
  2. Once cooked, remove chicken, shred and then return chicken to the Crockpot. Add in cream cheese and xanthan gum. Stir together and let cook until cream cheese is melted. 
  3. Serve with grated dairy-free cheese,  jalapenos, green onions, and bacon sprinkled on top.

Stovetop:

  1. Cook your chicken as desired. In a large pot or dutch oven over medium/high heat add the ghee. Once the ghee is hot, add the onion, garlic, jalapeno. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir often.
  2. Bring the saucepan down to low heat. Pour in chicken broth and add the dairy-free cream cheese, whisking until cream cheese has melted. Slowly add in the xanthan gum and stir occasionally. Add in shredded chicken and stir. Cook until the cream cheese has completely melted. 
  3. Serve with grated dairy-free cheese, jalapenos, green onions, and bacon sprinkled on top

Notes

  • The Kite Hill Cream Cheese is Whole30 compliant. If you are completing a Whole30 simply remove the dairy-free cheese for garnish
  • Kite Hill Cream Cheese: Feel free to sub regular cream cheese for this dairy-free version.
  • Dairy-Free Cheese: This is not considered Whole30, so if you are completing a round, just remove that from the garnish. If you are not dairy-free or Whole30 and just need it to be keto, sub your favorite cheese of choice.
  • Xanthan Gum: Feel free to sub 1 1/2 tablespoon arrowroot powder dissolved in 1 tablespoon water. 
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop/Crockpot/Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Jalapeno Popper Soup, Keto, Whole30, Soup

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