Chicken Taco Soup

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Sharing a delicious (I’ve made it twice this week! ;) ) soup with y’all today.


Chicken Taco Soup - SO GOOD - #recipe #chickensoup #foodiechicksrule

My husband wanted to know why I called it taco soup if it doesn’t have tortilla shells in it.
Well, because it has basically every ingredient in it that goes in tacos…except the shells.
BUT…that’s easily fixed. :)

Crunch some up on top!

Voila…Chicken Taco Soup, right?

He’s such a smarty britches sometimes…but a keeper.

Here’s the ingredients you’ll need…. (well most of it anyway)

Chicken Taco Soup - Ingredients - #recipe #chickensoup #foodiechicksrule

Chop up the onion, jalapenos and tomatoes.

Start sauteing the onion first for approximately 2-5 minutes on low.
Then add 2 large crushed cloves of garlic and continue to saute for about 30 seconds.
Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes on medium.

Chicken Taco Soup - Saute Onions Tomatoes Garlic - #recipe #chickensoup #foodiechicksrule
Finally, add the small can of diced green chilies and jalapenos and cook for 1 minute more.

Chicken Taco Soup - Add Green Chilis - #recipe #chickensoup #foodiechicksrule

Add the chopped chicken (rotisseries from the grocery store make this dish EASY!), lime juice and seasonings along with the broth and red sauce (any will do) and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Chicken Taco Soup - Add Broth and Sauce - #recipe #chickensoup #foodiechicksrule

You can use canned tomato sauce but I try to stay away from cans as much as possible.
Especially with acidic foods such as tomatoes. (leach the harmful chemicals out of the lining of the can)
I actually used organic marinara sauce this time. You can use spaghetti sauce too as long as it’s a “plain” version and isn’t loaded with sugar or seasonings.

But on that note, you may find it’s a bit twangy.
Add sugar (or a substitute) to reduce the twang a bit. (I used about a tsp of Agave sweetener)
Easier to add than remove!

Once done, spoon into bowls and top with sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt, yum!), chopped cilantro, avocado and shredded Monterrey Jack cheese.

Chicken Taco Soup - Minus Toppings - #recipe #chickensoup #foodiechicksrule

If you don’t want all the toppings you can eat as is.

Chicken Taco Soup - Without Toppings - #recipe #chickensoup #foodiechicksrule

Or add all the yummy toppings because they really add a nice flavor punch!

Chicken Taco Soup - add yummy toppings - #recipe #chickensoup #foodiechicksrule

So good!

I can put almost an entire avocado in mine. I LOVE them.

Chicken Taco Soup - Add avocado, sour cream, cilantro, cheese - #recipe #chickensoup #foodiechicksrule

This has such a good flavor but will of course change a bit depending on the red sauce you go with.
It was fabulous with the one I used (it came from Kroger) this last time.

Hope you enjoy it!

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  • 1 pint organic grape tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/4 sweet onion (chopped)
  • 2 large garlic cloves (crushed or minced)
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapenos
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 1 cup of prepared marinara or other red sauce
  • 1 rotisserie chicken (chopped)
  • 1 32 oz organic chicken broth
  • juice of one small lime
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • Salt and sugar to taste (if needed)
  • Sour Cream or plain Greek Yogurt (chopped cilantro, avocado and Monterrey Jack for toppings.)


  1. Chop the tomatoes, onions and jalapenos.
  2. Saute the onions first for about 2-5 minutes on low.
  3. Next, add the garlic and cook another 30 seconds.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 min.
  5. Add the diced green chillies, jalapenos and cook another minute.
  6. Add the chopped chicken, broth, red sauce, lime juice, cumin and simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Spoon into serving bowls and add sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt), diced avocados, shredded Monterrey Jack cheese and cilantro to the top and serve.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes






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  1. This I can do! Funny we both shop at Kroger. I love their Simple Truth products. I also love the sauce Mason jars – 2 for 1 win!

    1. Yay Ellen! :)
      OH yes, I love Kroger!!
      I agree on all!!
      Hope you have a great weekend upcoming!!

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