Poblano Chicken
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4.18 from 85 votes

Poblano Chicken Soup

This low carb Poblano Chicken Soup makes a creamy, hearty meal that cooks in under 30 minutes in your pressure cooker or instant pot!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Courses, Soups
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Instant Pot Poblano Chicken Soup, Keto Soup Recipes, Poblano Chicken Soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre



  • 1/2 cup navy beans soaked for an hour in hot water
  • 1 cup Onion diced
  • 3 poblano peppers chopped
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 cup cauliflower diced
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breasts large chunks
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1-2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2.5 cups Water

For Finishing


  • Put everything except the cream cheese into your Instant Pot and cook at high pressure for 15 minutes. Allow it to release pressure naturally for ten minutes, and then release all remaining pressure.
  • Remove chicken with tongs. Using an immersion blender, roughly purée the soup and vegetables.
  • Turn your pot onto Sauté, and when the broth is hot and bubbling, put in the cream cheese chunks. Use a whisk to blend in the cream cheese if needed.
  • Shred the chicken and put it back into the pot until heated through.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!



Tips And Tricks For Making Poblano Chicken Soup

  • You can also purée the vegetables and chicken together to get a thicker, more robust soup (as I show you in the video).
  • If you want to lower carb counts even more in the Poblano Chicken Soup, omit the beans, double the cauliflower, and cut back the water by about 1/2 cup. That will give you a soup with about 5 gms of net carbs but it will be less robust. Since it only saves you about 3 gms of carbs, I'm not sure the trade-off is worth it, but it depends on what else you're eating that day.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g