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Chicken Taco Soup

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A delicious and fast Mexican soup recipe!

A twist on the classic, this Chicken Taco Soup uses lean chicken in place of beef for a simple and delicious Mexican soup!

Large bowl of Chicken Taco Soup with toppings

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I just love when the weather gets colder and I make soup as much as I can!

And while I have my staples that I love to make, like Copycat Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli, I also like to shake things up a little.

This Chicken Taco Soup is a twist on the popular taco soup but instead of ground beef, I use chicken for a lighter and budget friendly meal.

A spoon scooping Chicken Taco Soup out of a large bowl

I use my Homemade Taco Seasoning for this taco soup recipe. It is SO fast and easy to make with common spices. Make just enough for this Mexican soup recipe or a larger batch to always have on hand!

You can also use any taco seasoning that you have. 

A close up of Chicken Taco Soup featuring beans, corn, chicken, and tomatoes.

Using leftover rotisserie chicken is PERFECT for this recipe! And leftover turkey from a holiday would be great as well!

You can use any plain or Mexican flavored chicken whether leftover or baked specifically for the soup.

A large black bowl filled with Mexican soup on a wood table

This Chicken Taco Soup is a flexible recipe for what you have on hand, even beyond the type of chicken that you use.

Add fresh, frozen, or canned corn.

Use any beans you like and have on hand. 

Make it spicy with hotter peppers like adding jalapenos to the soup, or even hot sauce!


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Chicken Taco Soup

A delicious and fast Mexican soup recipe!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Chicken/Turkey, Gluten Free
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 272kcal



  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and cook until just translucent, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the taco seasoning and cook until fragrant, approximately 1 minute.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to medium low.
  • Let simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with taco toppings like sour cream, cheese, cilantro, jalapenos, tomatoes, and chips.


This soup is a very mild spice level. Make it spicy by adding cayenne pepper or hot sauce.
Rotisserie chicken is perfect for this recipe. Any leftover or cooked-to-make chicken that is neutral or Mexican in flavor will work great.


Serving: 1serving (1/6) | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 761mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 459IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 4mg
By on October 14th, 2020

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