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Chicken Taco Soup – Chicken, beans, corn, tomatoes, ranch mix, and taco seasoning. Can be made in two different ways – on the stovetop with some rotisserie chicken or in the slow cooker with some boneless chicken breasts. Either way, it is super delicious and packed FULL of flavor! Serve with some cornbread for a delicious meal! #slowcooker #crockpot #glutenfree #chicken #tacosoup #mexican

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This Chicken Taco Soup can be made two different ways; on the stovetop with some rotisserie chicken or in the slow cooker with some boneless chicken breasts. I’ve made it both ways. Either way, it is super delicious and packed FULL of flavor! This soup also freezes well. I portion out the leftovers and put it in the freezer for a quick meal later.

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How to Make Taco Soup Two Different Ways

This soup is super easy to make on the stovetop and in the crockpot. Add chicken, chicken broth, taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, black beans, pinto beans, and corn to a Dutch Oven or slow cooker. On the stovetop, bring the soup to a boil and simmer until warm. In the slow cooker, cook until the chicken is cooked. Shred the chicken with two forks and serve.

  • I used chicken breasts in the slow cooker version. Feel free to use your favorite cut of chicken – breasts, tenders, or thighs.
  • Is the soup spicy? We did not think the soup was spicy. Use a can of MILD Rotel for a less spicy dish.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • I used pinto beans and black beans. You can use any beans that you prefer.
  • Can Chicken Taco Soup be frozen? Yes! You can freeze leftovers for a quick meal later. Cool the soup and place in plastic containers or freezer bags. To reheat, thaw and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • To make a freezer meal out of this recipe, place all the ingredients in a gallon freezer bag. When ready to make the soup, place the contents of the bag in the slow cooker and cook all day on LOW. There is no need to thaw the bag before adding it to the crockpot.
  • Is taco soup gluten-free? Yes! Make sure to use a gluten-free taco seasoning (or homemade) for a gluten-free dish.
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What to Serve with Taco Soup

We served this soup with some cornbread for a super quick meal. I thew the cornbread in the oven when I made the stovetop version of the soup. Everything was ready in under 30 minutes!I love quick and easy meals like this. We like to top our soup with sour cream, Fritos, cheese, and some cilantro. This is also great with some avocado on top. YUM!

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Chicken Taco Soup

Author: Plain Chicken

Yield: 8 people

Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 30 minutes mins

Total Time 35 minutes mins

Chicken Taco Soup – Chicken, beans, corn, tomatoes, ranch mix, and taco seasoning. Can be made in two different ways – on the stovetop with some rotisserie chicken or in the slow cooker with some boneless chicken breasts. Either way, it is super delicious and packed FULL of flavor! Serve with some cornbread for a delicious meal! #slowcooker #crockpot #glutenfree #chicken #tacosoup #mexican

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts or 3 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 1 (15-oz) can pinto beans , rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans , rinsed and drained
  • 1 (10-oz) can rotel tomatoes , undrained
  • 1 (1-oz) package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 5 cups chicken broth

Instructions:

Slow Cooker

  • Place uncooked boneless chicken breasts in slow cooker. Top with beans, tomatoes, corn, Ranch mix, taco seasoning and chicken broth. Cook on low for 8-9 hours. Serve with Fritos, cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Stove Top

  • In a Dutch Oven, combine cooked chicken beans, tomatoes, corn, Ranch mix, taco seasoning and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve with Fritos, cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Notes:

  • I used chicken breasts in the slow cooker version. Feel free to use your favorite cut of chicken – breasts, tenders, or thighs.
  • We did not think the soup was spicy. Use a can of MILD Rotel for a less spicy dish.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • I used pinto beans and black beans. You can use any beans that you prefer.
  • You can freeze leftovers for a quick meal later. Cool the soup and place in plastic containers or freezer bags. To reheat, thaw and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • To make a freezer meal out of this recipe, place all the ingredients in a gallon freezer bag. When ready to make the soup, place the contents of the bag in the slow cooker and cook all day on LOW. There is no need to thaw the bag before adding it to the crockpot.

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