6 net carbs

Creamy Cajun chicken soup

Our creamy Cajun chicken soup recipe combines tender chicken, vegetables, and bold Cajun spices for a flavorful and comforting dish that’s perfect for any occasion.

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Creamy Cajun chicken soup

Top view of a delicious bowl of low-carb creamy Cajun chicken soup topped with bacon and jalapenos.

Low-carb creamy Cajun chicken soup [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
Our creamy Cajun chicken soup recipe is a delightful blend of tender chicken, vegetables, and Cajun spices, offering warmth and richness in every spoonful. Simple to prepare yet bursting with flavor, it's suitable for all cooking levels. With its creamy texture and bold Cajun flavors, this soup is a crowd-pleaser for any occasion, whether enjoyed as a cozy weeknight dinner or a delightful appetizer at gatherings.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Net Carbs 6 g
*Net carbs are per serving

Ingredients
 

  • ½ pound bacon, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 pounds chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups spinach

Garnish: Sliced jalapeños, cilantro, shredded white cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot over medium heat, fry the bacon until crispy. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease.
    Top view of frying bacon in a skillet.
  • Add the garlic and jalapeño and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
    Top view of cooking creamy Cajun chicken soup, adding chicken broth to the pot with garlic and jalapenos.
  • Add the chicken, and cook until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165F/74C. Remove the chicken and shred.
    Top view of removing cooked chicken breast from a pot, cooking low-carb creamy Cajun chicken soup.
  • Lower heat to medium. Add the Cajun seasoning, half of the cooked bacon, dried parsley, onion powder, dried chives, dried dill, cream cheese, white cheddar cheese, and heavy cream. Stir frequently until the cheese is melted and well combined.
    Top view of adding heavy cream to low-carb creamy Cajun chicken soup.
  • Return the shredded chicken to the pot, along with the spinach. Stir frequently until the spinach has wilted. Taste and add additional Cajun seasoning if needed. Remove from heat.
    Top-view of cooking low-carb creamy Cajun chicken soup, adding spinach to wilt.
  • Garnish with bacon, sliced jalapeños, cilantro, and white cheddar cheese. Enjoy!
    Cooking steps for low-carb creamy Cajun chicken soup garnished and ready to eat.

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Notes

Heavy cream

Pay attention to the carbohydrate count in the brand of heavy cream you select. Some brands have sugar added, which can drastically affect the carb count and will change the nutritional value of this recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this creamy Cajun chicken soup recipe Keto?

Yes, this recipe is Keto. One serving of this recipe has 6 grams of net carbs, making this a good choice if you’re following a strict Keto diet.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes! This recipe is naturally gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: You can prepare the soup ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Storing leftovers: Leftover soup should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator promptly after serving. It can be kept for 3-4 days.
  • Freezing instructions: Our low-carb creamy Cajun chicken soup freezes well. Simply portion it into freezer-safe containers, leaving some room for expansion, and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat: Reheat the soup gently on the stovetop over low to medium heat until warmed through, stirring occasionally. Alternatively, microwave individual servings in microwave-safe bowls, heating in 30-second intervals and stirring in between until heated to your liking.

Additional Details

In the realm of low-carb cuisine, finding hearty and satisfying recipes can be a game-changer. Our low-carb creamy Cajun chicken soup fits the bill perfectly, offering a delicious blend of tender chicken, aromatic spices, and creamy goodness—all without the guilt of high-carb content. With its hearty flavors and nourishing ingredients, this soup will delight your taste buds and warm your soul.

Ingredients

Let’s take a look at the ingredients in our low-carb creamy Cajun chicken soup:

  • Bacon: Adds a smoky flavor and richness to the soup.
  • Garlic and jalapeño: Infuse the soup with aromatic depth and a hint of heat.
  • Chicken broth: Forms the flavorful base of the soup.
  • Chicken breast: Provides lean protein and hearty texture.
  • Cajun seasoning, parsley, onion powder, chives, and dill: Elevate the flavor profile with a harmonious blend of spices.
  • Cream cheese and white cheddar cheese: Create a creamy and indulgent texture.
  • Heavy cream: Adds richness and creaminess to the soup.
  • Spinach: Adds a pop of color and a boost of nutrients.

Cooking instructions

  • Begin by frying the bacon in a large pot until crispy. Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and drain off excess grease.
  • Saute minced garlic and finely chopped jalapeño in the remaining bacon grease until fragrant.
  • Add chicken broth to the pot and bring to a boil.
  • Add chicken breast and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove the chicken, shred it, and set it aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add Cajun seasoning, half of the cooked bacon, parsley, onion powder, chives, dill, cream cheese, white cheddar cheese, and heavy cream to the pot. Stir until the cheese is melted and well combined.
  • Return the shredded chicken to the pot, along with spinach. Stir until the spinach has wilted.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with remaining bacon, sliced jalapeños, cilantro, and white cheddar cheese.

Benefits for people with diabetes

For individuals managing diabetes, our low-carb creamy Cajun chicken soup offers a delicious and satisfying option that won’t cause spikes in blood sugar levels. With its emphasis on lean protein, healthy fats, and nutrient-rich vegetables, this soup provides balanced nutrition while keeping carb intake in check. Plus, the flavorful combination of spices and ingredients makes it easy to enjoy a fulfilling meal without sacrificing taste or satisfaction.

Variations

While our low-carb creamy Cajun chicken soup is already bursting with flavor, there are endless ways to customize it to suit your taste preferences. Here are a few variations to consider:

  • Spice level: Adjust the amount of jalapeño and Cajun seasoning to control the heat level of the soup. For those who prefer milder flavors, reduce the amount of spice, or for heat enthusiasts, amp it up with extra jalapeños or a dash of hot sauce.
  • Protein options: While chicken breast is the star of this dish, feel free to swap it out for other proteins such as shrimp, turkey, or even tofu for a vegetarian option. Just ensure the protein is cooked through before adding it to the soup.
  • Vegetable additions: Get creative with your vegetable additions by incorporating bell peppers, mushrooms, or cauliflower for added texture and nutrition. Simply sauté them along with the garlic and jalapeño before adding the broth.
  • Dairy-free option: For those with dairy sensitivities or preferences, substitute the cream cheese and heavy cream with coconut cream or a dairy-free alternative. This will still provide a creamy texture while keeping the soup dairy-free.
  • Toppings: Experiment with different toppings to garnish your soup. Try avocado slices, crispy fried onions, or a dollop of Greek yogurt for added creaminess.

What to serve with low-carb creamy Cajun chicken soup

Here are some tasty sides to enjoy with your soup:

  • Low-carb bread or crackers: Enjoy a slice of almond flour bread or a few keto-friendly crackers on the side for a bit of crunch and to soak up every last drop of soup.
  • Salad: Balance out the richness of the soup with a light and refreshing salad. Opt for a simple green salad with vinaigrette dressing or a Caesar salad with crunchy romaine lettuce and Parmesan cheese.
  • Roasted vegetables: Serve a side of roasted vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, or asparagus for added color, flavor, and nutrients.
  • Cauliflower rice: For a low-carb alternative to traditional rice, serve the soup over a bed of cauliflower rice. It adds a satisfying texture while keeping the meal light and carb-conscious.
  • Cheese platter: Create a cheese platter with an assortment of cheeses, nuts, and olives for a sophisticated and satisfying accompaniment to your soup.

Our low-carb creamy Cajun chicken soup is a must-try recipe for anyone looking to embrace a low-carb lifestyle without compromising on flavor or enjoyment. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your family, or entertaining guests, this soup is sure to impress with its hearty texture, bold flavors, and comforting warmth.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Yes! Made this today. My family loved it. I cooked it in my crockpot and added the bacon as a garnish so it didn’t get too soft. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    1. Hi Christi! Thanks for the comment 🙂 We’re so glad your family enjoyed this recipe. Cooking it in a crockpot is a great option!

  2. 5 stars
    Really good! I added in aidells brand cajun andouille sausage for some extra kick, I recommend it.

    1. Hi Kim, thanks for your feedback! Adding Andouille sausage sounds like a yummy addition to this recipe, we’ll give it a try! Thanks for sharing 🙂