This easy Chicken Taco Soup is a quick recipe with all the flavors of tacos! Tender chicken with tomatoes, beans, and corn in a seasoned creamy broth. This soup is authentic comfort food ready in 30 minutes.

This recipe is a spin on our classic ground beef taco soup!

Close up of finished taco soup toped with greens, avocado, tomatoes, and tortilla chips.

Chicken Taco Soup Recipe-

If you love all the flavors of Mexican dishes but enjoy soup, this is the perfect combination! The tender chicken combined with chunks of Rotel tomatoes, beans, cream cheese, creamy broth, and taco seasoning is that ideal soup recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Ready in under 30 minutes!
  • There is so much flavor; it’s perfect for Taco Tuesday.
  • A one-pot meal.
  • Uses simple ingredients.
Close up of finished chicken taco soup in cooking bowl with a spoon full of taco soup.


  • Onion- we use sweet onion for this recipe, but yellow will also work.
  • Pepper- we used a red bell pepper, but yellow or orange will also be acceptable.
  • Garlic- fresh garlic adds so much flavor to the soup.
  • Taco seasoning- store-bought taco seasoning may be used, or our Homemade Taco Seasoning spice (our spice is made with chili powder, paprika, onion and garlic powder, cumin, oregano, and red pepper flakes).
  • Seasoning- add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Broth- the chicken broth is excellent, but the vegetable broth will also be delicious.
  • Tomatoes- a combination of diced tomatoes and Rotel tomatoes is what we enjoyed, but one or the other will work.
  • Chicken- chicken breast or chicken thighs may be used.
  • Cream cheese- any brand of cream cheese will work.
  • Beans- chili beans or black beans.
  • Corn- canned corn drained or fresh corn will work.
All ingredients needed to make chicken taco soup.

How to Make Chicken Taco Soup-

The instructions for the stove-top taco chicken soup are so simple! Here’s a detailed tutorial.

  • Add the onion, pepper, and oil to a pot or Dutch oven and cook over medium heat until tender, 5 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic, stir, and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Pour in the broth, and add the chicken, seasoning, salt and pepper, Rotel tomatoes, and roasted tomatoes.
  • Bring to a soft boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the soup, shred chicken with two forks, return to the pot with cream cheese, and cook until cream cheese melts into the broth.
  • Add corn and beans and bring to a soft boil; cook until the cream cheese melts, stirring frequently.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
Step by step collage of how to make chicken taco soup.

Topping Suggestions-

The taco soup with chicken is so hearty, and you don’t need to add anything else to it. However, here are some great toppings you can enjoy:

  • Tortilla strips, tortilla chips, or corn chips
  • Cubed fresh avocado
  • Sriracha or hot sauce for heat
  • Canned or fresh sliced jalapenos
  • Fresh lime or lemon juice adds acidity
  • Shredded cheese like cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese
  • Freshly chopped cilantro or green onion

Frequently Asked Questions-

Can I use substitute cream cheese?

We love the creaminess the cream cheese gives, but you can substitute it for 1 cup of heavy whipping cream or sour cream with excellent results.

Close up of finished chicken taco soup topped with greens inside a serving bowl.

Crockpot Method-

  • This soup may easily be made in a slow cooker! Add all ingredients into a crockpot (minus the cream cheese) and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks and return it to the crockpot with the cubed cream cheese. Cook on high for 30 minutes or until the cream cheese melts.

Instant Pot Method-

  • Turn the instant pot to saute and cook the onion in olive oil until tender, 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients (minus the cream cheese).
  • Turn the instant pot to manual high pressure and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the chicken, shred it with two forks, and cube the cream cheese. Stir, close the lid, and allow the cream cheese to melt completely.
Chicken taco soup in serving bowl with tortilla chips on the side.


  • Fridge: Keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze: This soup freezes well; cool the soup, add it to a freezer-safe container, and freeze it for up to three months. Thaw soup overnight in the fridge and reheat.

More Soup Recipes:

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Chicken Taco Soup Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 2 votes
This Chicken Taco Soup recips is a creamy broth with tender chicken, tomatoes, corn and cream cheese. This flavorful taco chicken will become a favorite.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 cups broth
  • 2 chicken breast (¾ pound)
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 10 oz rotel tomatoes
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz cream cheese cubed
  • 14.5 oz chili beans drained and rinsed
  • 14.5 oz corn


  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, add onion, pepper and olive oil, cook until tender, 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, stir, and cook 30 seconds.
  • Add broth, chicken, seasoning, salt and pepper, rotel tomatoes, and diced tomatoes.
  • Bring to a soft boil, reduce to a simmer and cook 15 minutes.
  • Shred chicken with 2 forks return to pot with cubed cream cheese, corn and beans, cook until cream cheese dissolves into broth, stirring frequently.
  • Add favorite toppings and enjoy.


441kcal Calories40g Carbs26g Protein22g Fat9g Saturated Fat2g Polyunsaturated Fat8g Monounsaturated Fat0.01g Trans Fat86mg Cholesterol2112mg Sodium1083mg Potassium7g Fiber15g Sugar2055IU Vitamin A44mg Vitamin C110mg Calcium3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Taco Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 2112mg92%
Potassium 1083mg31%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 2055IU41%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)