Mexican Cheesy Chicken Soup Recipe

Mexican Cheesy Chicken Soup Recipe

I skipped breakfast this morning, so I came home and made this Mexican Cheesy Chicken Soup Recipe! It was really quick and easy to make, so I immediately scarfed it down for lunch. It is turning out to be a relatively cool and rainy afternoon here in Texas, so I thought I would share this recipe for some of you to continue learning how to lose weight and keep it off.

I used leftover chicken breast that I cooked yesterday. Therefore, it was very easy to bring this Mexican Cheesy Chicken Soup Recipe together. The cheesy chicken soup base is made with homemade chicken broth, water, fat free cream cheese and shredded mild cheddar cheese. For this particular recipe, I wanted it to be creamy (and lower in fat) than cheesy.  So, if you prefer a cheesier taste, use about two ounces of cream cheese and 1-2 cups of shredded mild cheddar cheese.

Mexican Cheesy Chicken Soup Recipe

Cheesy Chicken Soup Recipe

Serves: 1 -2 | Prep: 30 Mins


3 – 4 Cooked Chicken Thighs (sliced)

1 c. Chicken Broth (Homemade)

2 – 4 oz. Fat Free Cream Cheese

1 – 2 c. Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese

1 Tbsp. Diced Jalapeno’s (From a Jar)

1/2 c. Diced Tomatoes

1/4 c. Fresh Chopped Cilantro

1 c. Water

Spices: Cumin, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika, Seasoning Salt


  1. The chicken thighs were cooked the night before and seasoned with cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and seasoning salts. After adding about a cup of water, the remaining juice is the chicken broth.
  2. So, use one cup of the seasoned chicken broth and add another cup of water to a small soup pot or a medium skillet used to prepare the chicken.
  3. Slice the cooked chicken and then add it back to the skillet or pot.
  4. Next, add the cream cheese, diced tomatoes, cilantro and jalapeno’s. Stir the cream cheese into the broth mixture while bringing it to a light boil.
  5. And finally, add the shredded mild cheddar cheese to make the cheesy chicken soup. With cilantro being an exception, all of the added ingredients are salty and will contribute to the flavor. So do a taste test before serving to see if you need more salt and/or spice.
  6. Serve the soup in a medium bowl and enjoy while it is still hot.


This Mexican Cheesy Chicken Soup Recipe can be made spicier by adding cayenne pepper and using fresh cut jalapeno’s. And again, for a more cheesy-cheddar taste, use 2 cups of mild cheddar cheese with only two ounces of fat free cream cheese. I hope you enjoy eating the Mexican Cheesy Chicken Soup recipe to warm up this fall and winter. Please subscribe below and follow us on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. And of course, we would like to know what you think of this Mexican Cheesy Chicken Soup recipe.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. sekhmet23 says:

    This looks like something my husband would absolutely devour

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Lyn says:

      Hope he enjoys it!


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