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chicken taco soup in a bowl with chips and sour cream garnish

Chicken Taco Soup Recipe

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 412kcal
This chicken taco soup is a hearty and flavorful meal that's perfect for meal prep and freezer meals. Made with pantry staple ingredients, this one pot Mexican soup comes together easily.
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  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeds and ribs removed, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3-4 cups cubed or shredded chicken meat rotisserie chicken meat works well
  • 1 15 ounce can red beans
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans
  • 1 15 ounce can pinto beans
  • 2 15 ounce cans corn
  • 4 14.5 ounce cans petite-diced tomatoes
  • 2 1.25 ounce packets taco seasoning or 2-3 tablespoons Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 1 1 ounce packet Ranch Seasoning or 1-2 tablespoons Homemade Ranch Seasoning
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper if needed
  • Chopped fresh cilantro optional


  • In a Dutch oven or very large saucepan, add oil, diced onion and jalapeno; cook over medium heat , stirring often, until onion is translucent and vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds, stirring continuously.
  • Add all other soup ingredients, stir well and bring to a low boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Taste the soup and season with taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Simmer an additional 15 minutes over low heat.
  • Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve with tortilla chips, crackers or toasty bread.
  • Enjoy!



Note: All canned ingredients are used without draining in this recipe.
  • The flavors in this soup get stronger the more it sets - I always like to make it the day before!
  • Make the easy taco soup in a dutch oven or heavy bottom pan. They will distribute the heat more evenly so that the bottom is less likely to burn.
  • Be sure to check out my homemade taco seasoning and ranch seasoning recipes for this recipe.


Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1754mg | Potassium: 1350mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1619IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 6mg