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Chicken Caldo Recipe

As the chill of late winter clings stubbornly, refusing to give way to spring’s warmth, what’s better than a comforting bowl of homemade soup? Enter Chicken Caldo, a hearty, keto-friendly twist on a traditional soup that promises to ward off the cold with its rich, flavorful broth and nourishing ingredients. Imagine settling into a cozy nook with a steaming bowl of this Mexican-inspired chicken soup, its broth simmering with spices, tender chicken thighs, and fresh vegetables, all topped with creamy avocado and a zest of lime. It’s not just a meal; it’s an embrace, keeping you warm as you wait for spring to finally take hold.

Chicken Caldo

A soul-warming bowl of Mexican-flavored chicken soup that’s perfect for keto dieters looking to fend off the cold in a delicious way.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
  • 2 zucchinis, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken thighs and cook until browned on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, add the onion and garlic, cooking until soft and fragrant.
  3. Return the chicken thighs to the pot, add chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Remove the chicken, shred it, and then return it to the pot. Add the cabbage and zucchini, cooking until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve the soup hot, topped with slices of avocado and a squeeze of lime.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

Embracing a keto lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor or comfort. Here’s how the ingredients in Chicken Caldo stack up:

  • Chicken Thighs: Virtually carb-free and packed with protein.
  • Cabbage: 3g of carbs per cup.
  • Zucchini: 3g of carbs per cup.
  • Avocado: 2g of net carbs per 100g.
  • Lime: Less than 1g of carbs per wedge.

Overall, this Chicken Caldo is low in carbs, making it an excellent option for those on a ketogenic diet.

A Warm Embrace in a Bowl

Chicken Caldo is more than just a recipe; it’s a comforting, warm embrace in the form of a delicious, hearty soup. It’s perfect for those chilly days when you need a bit of warmth and comfort. With its rich, flavorful broth, tender chicken, and fresh vegetables, all topped with creamy avocado and a hint of lime, this dish is sure to become a favorite. So why wait? Dive into the comforting depths of Chicken Caldo and let it warm you from the inside out. It’s not just food; it’s a feeling – a delicious, comforting, keto-friendly feeling.

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