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Here in Pittsburgh, we are currently in the midst of winter and are trying our best to stave off the effects of frigid wind and plentiful snowfall. When the cold is just relentless and shows no sign of giving up, I always reach for a delicious comfort food dish. One of my favorites is my Low Carb Fiesta Lime Chicken Chowder.

While the soup itself is warm and comforting, the south-of-the-border flavors radiate a much needed *pop* that will perk you up and fill you with energy! Who couldn’t use a little fiesta when everybody else wants to mope around and take a ciesta? Best of all, the ingredients are thrown in a crock pot, making your dinner simple and easy to clean up!

For my Fiesta Lime Chicken Chowder specifically, I always shred the chicken to make sure that each bite contains all of the ingredients. Other times, I won’t shred the chicken and just leave it as is, spooning the delicious sauce over the top and any vegetables that I’m serving!

If you are looking for a great make ahead meal that you can freeze or eat throughout the week, this is definitely one of them! I like to keep a couple containers full of this soup in my freezer and in just minutes on the stove top, I have a hearty meal ready for me!

Low on time or lazy? Instead of preparing each individual ingredient, simply combine chicken, cream cheese and a container of your favorite salsa in the crock pot and let it cook! I like to use the fresh salsas offered at the grocery store — they work great!

Looking for another delicious soup that will warm you heart and soul? Check out my Zuppa Toscana!

Fiesta Lime Chicken Chowder

5 from 5 votes



  • 1 pound chicken thighs boneless and skinless
  • 8 oz cream cheese 1 block
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoons of cilantro chopped (optional)
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • a few dashes of liquid smoke optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon of pepper
  • * garnish with shredded cheddar cheese lime wedge and chopped fresh cilantro



  • Combine all ingredients into crock pot and set on high for at least 4 hours, or 6-9 on low.
  • After cooking, shred chicken with two forks directly inside of the crock pot.
  • Serve with your favorite sides and garnish with shredded cheddar cheese, a lime wedge and chopped fresh cilantro!

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  1. Avatar Danielle on June 8, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    5 stars
    This has been a staple in my house since I found the recipe probably 2 years ago! I don’t like chicken that much, but this recipe makes it delightfully delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe and I can’t wait to try the Zuppa Toscana.

  2. Avatar Cathy on February 8, 2020 at 1:21 am

    delicious. My husband doesn’t care for chicken dishes but enjoyed this. I would buy the books but not sure what to do with an e-book do you have the paper back?

    • Dominic Geracia Dominic Geracia on February 10, 2020 at 9:13 am

      No paper back as of yet, but maybe in the future! You could print it if you’d like a physical copy. Some followers have even gotten theirs spiral bound.

    • Avatar Jaden on April 12, 2020 at 5:10 pm

      How many carbs?

  3. Avatar Kate on April 2, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    5 stars
    This was sooo tasty! It was also really filling. My 17 momth old yummed it down!

  4. Avatar Lisa Manni on January 7, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    5 stars
    This is delicious! I will prepare this evening for my partner. Thank you very much

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Dom Geracia is a long time Keto diet follower who is passionate about simplifying the low carb lifestyle for beginners. When he's not posting yummy food pics on Instagram, you can likely find him cuddling the nearest cat or guzzling down (yet another) iced coffee.


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