Yield: 8 servings

Chicken Taco Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes

Warming and hearty Chicken Taco Soup cooks up easily in the slow cooker. Topped with crispy tortilla strips and shredded cheese, this is an easy meal the whole family will love.


  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 16 ounce jar salsa (use your favorite here)
  • 32 ounce chicken stock
  • 2 cans (11 ounce) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 ½ ounce package taco seasoning
  • 6 ounce tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 oounce cream cheese , optional
  • ½ 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, tortilla strips and guacamole. Enjoy!


  • Feel free to adjust the level of heat in this recipe according to your preferences. This soup is definitely not overly spicy but if you're sensitive to eat, use a mild salsa and less taco seasoning. Likewise, to increase the heat use your favorite hot salsa. A little hot sauce served on top will also amp up the heat levels! 
  • This recipe makes enough soup to feed a crowd--or to have leftovers! Taco Soup keeps well covered in the fridge for a few days and also freezes beautifully. I like to make a pot for dinner then enjoy the leftovers for lunches throughout the week. 
  • I use canned Mexicorn when I make chicken taco soup because I love the added red and green bell peppers. Feel free to substitute regular canned corn if you prefer! 
  • You'll need about 2 Tablespoons of taco seasoning.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips, tricks, and substitutions.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 1104mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 42g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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