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Chicken Taco Soup

Chicken Taco Soup is an easy, filling, flavorful dish that you can throw together anytime, and quickly. I like to make a big batch of my Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Taco meat, and keep it in the freezer to toss in this soup on a busy evening!

Chicken Taco Soup

Chicken Taco Soup

There is nothing better on a chilly fall or winter evening that sitting down to a big bowl of warm soup and some fresh bread. That’s one of my ultimate favorite comfort meals. Add in a crisp green salad with all the fixings and I’m in a little bit of a dinner bliss.

Some soups can be labors of love though, and while I love it when I have the time to pour the better part of an afternoon into a pot, that isn’t always what ends of happening these days.

This chicken taco soup is one that can be thrown together really quickly using what you probably already have on hand, and is a quick timesaver for an easy weeknight meal.

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Serve this with some fresh corn cakes for a perfect pair! Are you watching your carbs? Check out this awesome jalapeno cheese bread from Sweet C’s!

Chicken Taco Soup

This is one of those awesome “dump and go” recipes that would work really well in a crockpot or slow cooker as well. You can adjust it to suit your family and your spice preferences, and really make this one your own.

Sometimes I make a ground beef version of this with leftover taco meat too!

Chicken Taco Soup

Garnish with shredded cheese, sour cream, a lime, and some tortilla strips for a big bowl of comfort food that your whole family will love.

Chicken Taco Soup

Yield: 8 people

Chicken Taco Soup

Chicken Taco Soup

This easy chicken taco soup uses ingredients you probably have on hand already. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 3 cups shredded chicken {or 2 large chicken breasts}
  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 2 packets taco seasoning {or your favorite homemade version}
  • 1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 can corn {drained}
  • 1 can rotel {tomatos with green chiles}
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes


  • cilantro
  • sour cream
  • tortilla strips
  • shredded cheese or cotija cheese


  1. Pour all ingredients into a large pot. Simmer for 30 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Serve with your favorite garnishes, and a big piece of cornbread!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 1221mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 22g

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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