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!

Chicken Taco Soup

Easy Chicken Taco Soup

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 soup made with everything from cans. You could add chicken to that soup but loved that this version was a bit different and gave us 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!

Can we talk about how EASY this taco chicken soup is to make? It’s all made in the slow cooker! All you need to do is cook and shred your chicken before you start cooking the soup. You could boil the chicken, grill it, use a rotisserie chicken, or just cook it on the stove. Then shred it up. 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 on low, and it shreds it perfectly in about 10 seconds.

Back to the soup… once the chicken is shredded, just do the following:

  1. Put the onion powder, beans, corn, tomato sauce, broth, diced tomatoes, and shredded chicken in the slow cooker. Mix it all together to combine.
  2. Then turn it on low and cook for 4 hours.

NOTE: If you need it done faster you can also cook it on high for 1-2 hours. 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 its all warmed through and ready to eat.

Chicken Taco Soup Recipe

Taco Chicken Soup

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 tops they’d like. We like to do sour cream, tortilla strips, cilantro, cheeses, etc. This soup is also awesome the next day. Tastes just as great as leftovers!

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

For more chicken soups, check out:

Chicken Taco Soup Recipe

5 from 6 votes

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 soup that can be enjoyed all year long - especially in the fall!

Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 176 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 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


  1. 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).

  2. Serve warm. Additional toppings may included Cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if desired.

  3. *Can also be cooked over the stove in a stock pot. Heat for 30 minutes until all ingredients are hot and well blended.

Recipe Notes


  • DIFFICULTY: easy
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 8 servings
  • ANY CHANGES MADE:  replaced onion with onion powder, used chicken broth instead of beer, used shredded chicken, added cumin and chili powder.

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  1. 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?

  2. 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?