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Chicken Taco Soup

You can make this nutritious soup about as fast as you can open the cans. This is really, really tasty. I don’t specify the can size, because it’s really not crucial. Just dump the stuff together and enjoy. To keep it healthy, go easy on the garnishes and/or use healthier versions.

Chicken Taco Soup


  • 2 T minced onion flakes
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 3 T taco seasoning mix
  • hot sauce to taste
  • 20 oz cooked chicken, shredded
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Crushed tortilla chips
  • Sliced avocado


  1. Mix all but last four ingredients in a 4-quart pot.
  2. Simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Serve with last four ingredients as garnishes.

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{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Sarah P November 10, 2010, 10:31 am

    Avocado!!! You must add a couple of slices of avocado to each bowl of taco soup. I was going to make taco salad tonight, but taco soup sounds really good….& I’m going to try your recipe!

  • Alison Moore Smith November 10, 2010, 10:41 am

    Oh, girl, you are right. That would be even better. I’ll edit the recipe to add that luscious garnish. 🙂

  • SueBee November 10, 2010, 11:33 am

    Love taco soup. Love taco soup. Whoever invented this deserves a huge hug. Yum.

    I’ll try your recipe, too. It’s getting cold and this is the perfect time.

  • Alison Moore Smith November 10, 2010, 1:47 pm

    SueBee, I agree. It’s been a fairly recent addition to our menus, but we all enjoy it.

  • Bryan Jacobson November 12, 2010, 8:45 am

    I will definitely try this out – I’m always looking for quick and tasty “emergency” dinner ideas . . .
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  • Alison Moore Smith November 12, 2010, 8:56 am

    Bryan! You’re a twitterdude? Who knew? Thanks for the RT! I must follow you!

    For readers’ sake, Bryan was the best man at our wedding 25+ years ago. 🙂 So many stories I could tell…

    Enjoy the soup!

  • Justin Germino November 15, 2010, 11:44 am

    I like the idea about the avocado garnish, I love avocado in anything resembling a Mexican inspired dish. I have never actually had Taco soup before, this is about as easy as it gets too.
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  • Alison Moore Smith November 15, 2010, 4:11 pm

    Justin, try it out! We are going to have it tonight. Easy, healthy, yummy.

  • Chris June 15, 2011, 10:55 pm

    Don’t forget the hot sauce! I made this recipe and added a bit of my homemade jalapeno sauce and it tasted great. Thanks for the great recipe.
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  • Alison Moore Smith June 17, 2011, 10:18 am

    OK, Chris, you non-gringos will have to go there without me! Anything related to hot makes my head explode. 🙂 But I’ll add hot sauce to the recipe for you crazies! 😉

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