Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup


Simmer this spicy taco soup in your slow cooker to enjoy a warm dinner at the end of a busy day.

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
8 serves

If there were an award for the most magical kitchen appliance, the slow cooker would win hands down. For this intensely flavorful chicken soup, simply combine the main ingredients, turn the crockpot on, and voila—taco soup.

Tongs give extra stability when pulling the hot chicken out of the soup before shredding it into bite-sized pieces using two forks. If you don't have black beans on hand, pinto also works. When served, top each bowl with cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and—if you really want to go wild—tortilla chips.

Top View of Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup Served in White Bowl with Metal Spoon, Surrounded by a Lime Wedge to the Side and a White Napkin
Jennifer Causey


  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lb.)

  • 2 15-oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 15-oz. can diced fire-roasted tomatoes

  • 10 ounces frozen corn

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped, plus sliced for serving

  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)

  • Shredded cheese, sour cream, and hot sauce, for serving


  1. Combine broth, chicken, beans, tomatoes, corn, bell pepper, onion, chopped jalapeño, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker.

  2. Cover and cook on low until chicken is very tender, 6 to 8 hours.

  3. Remove chicken and, using 2 forks, shred into bite-size pieces.

  4. Stir chicken and lime juice into soup and serve topped with cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, and sliced jalapeño.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
4g Fat
32g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 35g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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