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Chicken Taco Soup

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This healthy chicken taco soup gives you all the flavor of a taco in a quick and easy soup! Chicken breast, fresh veggies, and warming spices all come together to make a filling meal.


  • 1/2 tablespoon avocado or coconut oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 115oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 115oz can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 24.5 oz cans green chilies
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 32 oz low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • chopped cilantro, for serving
  • sour cream or Greek yogurt, for serving
  • diced red onion, for serving
  • lime wedges, for serving
  • shredded cheddar, for serving


  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add in the avocado or coconut oil. Next, add the diced peppers, onion, and minced garlic to the pot. Saute for 3-4 minutes until the onions start to become translucent.
  2. Add the chicken breast, canned tomatoes, black beans, canned green chilies, spices, lime juice, and chicken broth to the pot. Stir until well combined. Bring the soup to a rolling boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow the soup to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  3. Remove the chicken breast from the soup and transfer to a plate. Use two forks to shred the chicken.
  4. Add the shredded chicken back to the soup along with the corn and stir until well combined. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes until the corn is heated through.
  5. Serve the soup with all your favorite toppings and enjoy!