Chicken Taco Soup

A warm tasty soup full of chicken, beans, corn, spices, and of course – tortilla strips on top! You’re going to love this hearty, delicious Chicken Taco soup that can be enjoyed all year long – especially in the fall!

This soup recipe is really similar to our creamy crockpot taco soup, and we love it as much as our classic taco soup recipe which is filled with ground beef.

Chicken Taco Soup in a white bowl

Another version of a long time favorite

I love all of the color in this yummy and easy chicken taco soup – oh yeah, AND all of the flavors! So many flavors combine together to make the most delicious chicken taco soup.

We have our classic Taco Soup we’ve used for years, but it’s more of a “dump and go” soup made entirely from canned ingredients. You could add chicken to that soup, but I loved that this version was a bit different and another great taco soup to make.

With the spices, the beans, the corn, the shredded chicken, and the tortilla strips, the soup really has it all!

Easy as 1-2-3

Can we talk about how EASY this taco chicken soup is to make? It’s all made in the slow cooker! There are literally 3 steps.

  1. Cook and shred your chicken (for all the tips and tricks on making shredded chicken, go HERE).
  2. Put the onion powder, beans, corn, tomato sauce, broth, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, and shredded chicken in the slow cooker. Mix it all together to combine.
  3. Turn the slow cooker on low and cook for 4 hours.

NOTE: Have you ever shredded chicken in a stand mixer? It’s a game changer! Try it next time you need to shred a bunch of chicken breasts. Just throw them into the bowl, turn your mixer with the paddle attachment on low, and it shreds it perfectly in about 10 seconds.

Alternate Cooking Methods

Slow cooker on high. If you need the soup done faster you can also cook it in the slow cooker on HIGH for 1-2 hours.

Stovetop. If you need it even faster you can also cook it on the stove for 30 minutes in a big pot. Just heat it until it’s all warmed through and ready to eat.

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup served in a white bowl with lime slices

A crowd pleaser

You’re going to love this soup – I promise. You know who else is going to love it? Whoever you make it for!

We love to make this soup when we have friends or family coming over for dinner. It makes a lot of soup and you can always double the recipe if you need to make more servings.

It’s great to serve for a crowd because everyone can just ladle themselves a bowl of it and top it with whatever taco toppings they’d like. We like to top it with: sour cream, tortilla strips, cilantro, cheeses, etc.

This soup is also awesome the next day. Tastes just as great as leftovers! Place leftovers in an airtight container. Store in the fridge for 3-4 days or freeze for 2-3 months.

If you’re short on time or have a small amount you can reheat in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until warm. If you have the time or have a large amount, you can also reheat on the stovetop or in a crock pot stirring occasionally until warm.

Make it into a freezer meal

Taco soup makes a great freezer meal. Mix all ingredients, except for the cheese and sour cream, pour in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.

To cook, remove from freezer and throw it straight in the crockpot for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low or until hot and the flavors have blended. You can also thaw the soup overnight and heat according to the recipe directions.

We hope you love this recipe as much as we do. 😀

For more chicken soups, check out:

Chicken Taco Soup Recipe

4.91 from 10 votes
Perfectly spiced Chicken Taco Soup can be enjoyed all year long. It's hearty, delicious, and packed with flavor!
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 176 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 can chili beans 16oz
  • 1 can black beans 15oz
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained 15oz
  • 1 can tomato sauce 8oz
  • 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes with green chilies 10oz
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 8oz cheddar cheese shredded
  • sour cream optional


  • Mix onion powder, beans, corn, tomato sauce, broth, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning,and shredded chicken in a slow cooker on low heat. Cover, and cook for 4 hours (or high for 1-2 hours).
  • Serve warm. Additional toppings may included Cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if desired.
  • *Can also be cooked over the stove in a stock pot. Heat for 30 minutes until all ingredients are hot and well blended.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love taco soup, but have always just used beef! Why haven’t I thought to use chicken! So delish!

  2. 5 stars
    So vibrant, healthy and yummy! I know for sure this would be a huge hit in my house!

  3. So I have not tried to make the soup yet, but it looks delicious. I am trying to make the soup right now actually, but I have a question. Do you just dump the whole can of beans in in the pot or do you have to drain the liquid from the beans first?

  4. Is there an ingredient missing in this recipe? The changes section says that you subbed chicken broth for the beer, but neither broth nor beer are mentioned in the recipe?

  5. Thanks for including the nutrition information! How much is a serving size? I couldn’t find that on the site. ThThe soup is very tasty! Great recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    This is a great go to soup and since our weather turned cool today in Arkansas I am making it…..I canned my own rotel a couple of weeks ago and it tastes wonderful in it…..I also added three different kinds of beans…..can of pinto beans, can of red beans, and can of black beans…..also added another can of diced tomatoes and in addition added a store bought rotel with habaneros……I love the taste so far and I am sure that as it cooks the flavors will all blend together and be even better…..can’t wait to tear into it this afternoon… my regular taco soup I always add two pkgs of taco sauce but I think this will be great with only one……thanks again for posting this recipe…..

    1. You’re welcome!! Thanks for sharing what you did. The beans and the homemade rotel all sound amazing. Hope you enjoy the soup! Nothing like a warm bowl of soup when that weather turns cold. 🙂