Mmm, Chicken Cordon Bleu soup was my favorite new recipe that I discovered while testing different flavor combinations for the 30-Day Soup Challenge Cookbook. Like all my recipes, this soup is quick and easy and absolutely delicious! This particular soup is low carb and suitable for the keto diet.



Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 540 kcal
Author: Cara
The flavors and creamy texture of this soup make it a real comfort food, and it’s a fast one perfect for a quick hearty meal too! Leftovers are even more yummy the next day, just be careful not to bring it to a boil when reheating so the cream doesn’t turn grainy.


  • 4 tablespoons butter ghee, or olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Xanthan gum optional, to thicken the soup
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups cooked and cubed ham
  • 2 cups shredded chicken cooked
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups 8 oz. Swiss cheese shredded
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Sprig of fresh thyme for garnish optional


  1. In a stock pot or Instant Pot using the Saute function, melt butter over medium heat. Add chopped onions and cook until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add in chopped carrots, celery, garlic, and optional Xanthan gum and cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and scraping the bottom of the pan as you stir.
  3. Add in broth and bring up to a boil. Turn down to simmer and cook, covered, for about 10 minutes or until carrots are soft.
  4. Turn heat down to medium low and add in the half and half, cubed ham, shredded chicken, dijon mustard, parsley, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Heat until half and half is warm, about 10 minutes.
  5. 5 minutes before serving stir in swiss cheese, about 1/4 cup at a time, reserving some for garnish if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

8 g net carbs per serving

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 540 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 1740mg73%
Potassium 521mg15%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 4278IU86%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 447mg45%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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