Chicken Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup: easy weeknight meal! #crockpot

This is one fabulous crockpot soup! I love soup, and I love my crockpot, so I made you all this tasty little concoction. I don’t know if it actually tastes like tacos, but it has taco seasoning. It’s far different from my tortilla soup (which I’m craving and will be making soon, and sharing that recipe as well).

This makes a lot of soup, so be ready to eat! Or invite friends over for dinner. Or invite me over, after all, I shared the recipe with you! Tomorrow at 6? Perfect.


Chicken Taco Soup


  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 16 oz jar salsa (use your favorite here- I just use ChiChi’s medium Original)
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 2- 11oz cans Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 1/2 oz package taco seasoning
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 lb chicken breasts
  • 4 oz cream cheese , optional
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, optional


  1. In large crockpot, combine all ingredients except cream cheese and sour cream. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours. Half an hour before serving, remove chicken, shred it, and return to pot. If you want a creamier soup, stir in sour cream and cream cheese.
  2. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, tortilla strips and guacamole. Enjoy!

44 comments on “Chicken Taco Soup”

  1. This cooler weather has me craving a good hearty soup – and this one looks really yummy!

  2. I love when cooler weather comes…means lots of yummy soups! Love anything that can be made in the crock pot!!! Thanks for sharing this…it sounds like one that my family would love.

  3. Oh Im such a happy girl now that soup season is here! I am lovin the sound of this one. Sounds so easy and yummy!

  4. I love this kind of soup – can’t wait for full-time cold weather cooking!


  5. This looks amazing!! I will definitely be making this soon! Thanks for sharing your great recipe!
    Camille @ SixSistersStuff

  6. Looks awesome. Can’t wait to make it! Julie @ Julie’s Eats & Treats

  7. Thanks everyone. I love soup time! And this is one easy tasty recipe!

  8. I’ve never seen this in crockpot form! Don’t know why I didn’t think about it sooner!

  9. I’ve been collecting crock pot soup recipes! Yours looks like a keep, Aimee! Thanks!

  10. Looks awesome! I’m always on the lookout for new soup recipes and cooking it in the crockpot is perfect since I’ve recently went back to work part time.

    Can’t wait to check out more of your recipes. I found your blog via Sweet Peas & Bumblebees linky party. 🙂

  11. Mmmmm…This looks so good! I love finding new crockpot recipes! Thanks!

  12. This is awesome.. I LOVE IT…YUM..Found ya on hop and officially following ya with smiles..Hope you get a sec to stop in & say hello..:)) I have a fall inspired blog party going on and would LOVE for you to link this awesome piece to it today ) TY

  13. Oh yum! I love anything TexMex and with cooler weather right around the corner, this crockpot recipe is just perfect!

    I co-host a foodie meme called Friday Food Fight. I would love for you to link up and share your recipe. Hope to see you in the ring!

  14. in my slow cooker as we speak. thanks for the awesome idea – looks delish!

  15. crazy stupid amazing delicious.

    awesome for a crowd – put out dishes of tortilla strips, lime, avocado, sour cream, shredded cheddar, jalapenos, green onions, cilantro, etc. and let people go nuts customizing.

    huge yield – 14 cups!

  16. Carla- I”m so glad you enjoyed the soup 🙂 It definitely is a large amount, and perfect for a crowd. Love all the sides you put out!

  17. Oh this looks delicious, I make a beef version, but this looks super yummy as well!


  18. Oh wow, that sounds delicious! My daughter doesn’t eat red meat so this would be perfect for her! I can’t wait to hear about your tortilla soup!

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  21. Anonymous

    This soup is incredible! My family’s new favorite!! Keep the soup recipes coming :0)

  22. Aimee this is in my Crockpot right now! My house smells wonderful!! So excited to eat it tonight! : )

  23. Holly, I’m so jealous. I love this soup!!!

  24. Ok.. I just had to come back and tell you how AMAZING it was!!!! Everyone loved it! Im already excited to have it for dinner tomorrow. Ill be posting it on my blog and linking back to you! Thanks for an outstanding recipe girly! : )

  25. Anonymous

    Could this be made without a crockpot? Perhaps in a dutch oven?

  26. This could absolutely be made on the stovetop. You could just add the sour cream and cream cheese after it’s been heated through, then allow those ingredients to heat as well. Enjoy!

  27. Anonymous

    This soup was great! Any idea on how many servings this makes? Trying to figure out the calorie content.

  28. @Anonymous- I am so glad you enjoyed the soup. As for servings, I honestly have no idea! I’m so sorry!

  29. Candace

    This sounds great but it’s only me and the hubby. Does it freeze well?

  30. Candace, freeze the soup before adding in the sour cream and cream cheese. Works perfect!

  31. Nicki

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! It smells really delicious in my kitchen right now!!! YUM!

  32. Made this…was addictive!!! =)

  33. This also sounds yummy! I make chicken tortilla soup all the time and its ahmazing

  34. I’m going to make this in the next week. If you’re going to freeze the leftovers, do you stir in the sour cream/cream cheese when you make it the first time and then freexe it? Or would you freeze it without sourcream/cream cheese and stir it in after you reheat it?

  35. Yummy!! I can’t *wait* to try this soup!

  36. Anonymous

    Loved this soup. I left out one can of corn and added kidney, pinto, and black beans. Also, I mixed in a can of diced tomatoes with green chilis. I used only 1/4 tsp cumin. Turned out delish!

  37. Ophelia

    I just made this soup tonight and it was very good. We ate it with some Tostitos chips to add a bit of salty flavor to it.

  38. Amanda

    I just made this today. I haven’t added the cream cheese or sour cream yet, and it is good without it. Can’t wait to try the finished product. I did have a couple modifications only because I didn’t have exactly what the recipe called for. I only had 1 can of mexicorn, so I used that and one can if regular corn. Also, instead if salsa I used 2 8oz cans of rotel. Lastly, I just used extra cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and crushed red pepper for the taco seasoning. (It’s basically the same thing). Still came out great.

  39. Kelsy

    I’ve made this before, and it was delicious. This time around I forgot to grab tomato paste at the store and can’t leave until later today. Do you think it would be okay without it?

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