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chicken taco soup recipe with toppings

Mexican Chicken Taco Soup

  • Author: Emily
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This EASY chicken taco soup recipe utilizes my FAVORITE (secret) soup ingredient! Make this Mexican chicken soup in just 30 mins + serve w/ fresh toppings!


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb. chicken breast tenders
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 24 oz. marinara sauce (not Italian or basil)
  • 4 cups chicken broth (or veggie)
  • 15 oz. can black beans (rinsed)
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • sliced green onions
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • lime wedges
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 6 oz. tortilla chips


  1. Prepare ingredients:
    Dice onion.
    Cut chicken into 1″ pieces.
  2. Heat oil in heavy-bottom pan over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan, saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add chicken to pot, season with salt and pepper and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning and stir to coat the chicken.
  4. Pour in marinara sauce, chicken broth, and bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in beans and corn and lower heat to low and gentle simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, prep toppings: slice green onions, cut lime into wedges, chop cilantro, dice avocado.
  7. Serve soup with toppings as desired.


Get your kids involved! They can: measure corn, arrange toppings on a platter.

Keywords: Mexican chicken soup, chicken taco soup recipe