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Chicken taco soup is an easy and flavorful weeknight dinner.
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Chicken Taco Soup Recipe

Chicken Taco Soup is one of the best and most delicious comfort foods. Something magic happens when you combine chicken, broth, corn, beans, salsa, and seasonings in a Dutch oven and let it simmer.

Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 398 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. oil avocado or olive
  • 1 cup white onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 ½ lbs. chicken thighs or chicken breasts
  • 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning mix
  • 16 oz. jar salsa mild or medium
  • 15 oz. corn canned, rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz. black beans canned, rinsed and drained
  • 4-5 cups chicken broth regular sodium
  • ¼ - ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice freshly squeezed

Optional Toppings:

  • Sour cream shredded cheese, tortilla chips, green onions, cilantro

Instructions

  1. Add oil to a large Dutch oven along with the onions. Saute for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions become translucent. Add garlic and continue sauteing for an additional 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  2. Add the taco seasoning mix, salsa, corn, black beans, and broth. Stir to combine.
  3. Place the chicken carefully into the hot broth and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Once fully cooked, shred the chicken using two forks and then serve the soup with sour cream, shredded cheese, and either cilantro or chopped green onions. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: You can chop the green onions and make your salsa and taco seasoning if you're using homemade versions early.
  • To Store: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.
  • To Freeze: Place cooled soup without toppings in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months.
  • To Reheat: You can warm soup back up in a bowl in the microwave or put it back in a pot on the stove.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Taco Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.04g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 1857mg81%
Potassium 953mg27%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 1279IU26%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.