Easy Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup (Slow Cooker Recipe)

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Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup infuses meat, beans, and vegetables with your favorite Mexican flavors. Make this slow cooker taco soup with chicken tonight! This comforting soup is a great way to have the whole family looking forward to new recipes! 



I love all the flavors of this delicious soup. It’s really versatile for a slow-cooker recipe, and that makes it easy to alter for everyone’s personal consumption.

It’s a great addition to the dinner table during the colder months! 

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup

Not only is taco soup with chicken easy to make, but it feeds a crowd, and you can enjoy it at any time of year.

My Minestrone is packed full of vegetables, pasta, and beans, and you can make this Slow Cooker Sausage Vegetable Soup as mild or as spicy as you like. 

We also have a filling and flavorful chicken tortilla soup and a copycat favorite culvers stuffed pepper soup!

All of these recipes use fresh ingredients, require minimal effort, and are ready in just a few hours!

For something more sophisticated, try my French Onion Soup instead. It’s flavored with homemade caramelized onions and topped with a cheesy baguette slice.


How To Make Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup

Simply combine all of the ingredients in your crockpot and cook until done! 

Whisk the liquids and seasonings in the bottom first so you won’t have an extra bowl to clean.

About 30 minutes before serving the crockpot chicken taco soup, remove the chicken and shred it before returning it to the crock. 

Enjoy it as-is or add your favorite toppings.


Chicken Taco Soup Slow Cooker Tips and Tricks

  • Swap out the chicken. You can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs if you prefer darker meat, or try turkey breast instead.
  • Want easy cleanup? Place a liner in the crock pot before adding the ingredients. When it’s time to do dishes, just pull it out and toss it in the trash!
  • Use homemade seasoning. Replace one store bought packet with 2 tablespoons of my taco seasoning blend.
  • Tip for easier shredding: Use an electric mixer to shred the chicken in seconds instead of doing it by hand.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup Topping ideas

Sprinkle shredded cheese or tortilla strips over the top to make this chicken taco soup slow cooker recipe extra delicious. 

It would also taste great with some chopped cilantro or diced avocado. Or, add a dollop of sour cream or Mexican crema to give the meal a creamy texture. 


Chicken Taco Soup Recipe FAQs

Is it safe to cook frozen chicken in a crock pot?  

According to USDA, frozen chicken needs to be thawed in the refrigerator before it is cooked in a crock pot.

Otherwise, the meat will take too long to reach a safe internal temperature which can cause harmful bacteria to grow. 

Can I freeze taco soup with chicken? 

Absolutely! Allow the slow cooker chicken taco soup to cool before transferring it to a sealed container. Leave some room at the top for the liquid to expand as it freezes.

Freeze the leftover soup for up to 3 months and thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

What other ingredients can be added to this slow cooker soup? 

There is also more room in this crockpot chicken taco soup recipe. You can add diced bell peppers, sweet corn, black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, green chilies, fire-roasted tomatoes, any types of beans that you want, and more! 

Whatever you add, just be sure that the flavors pair well with this creamy chicken taco soup. That way, everyone can enjoy all the flavors at dinner time and add their favorite toppings. 

Can I make this chicken taco soup recipe on the stovetop?

Yes! Add all of the ingredients to a stock pot or Dutch oven and cook over low-medium heat for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken is done.

What are the best toppings for this easy chicken tortilla soup recipe? 

The perfect soup can be different for each person – and that’s where toppings come into play. Find toppings that pair well with the rest of the ingredients! 

Some of my favorites are fresh cilantro, chili powder, strips of tortilla chips, jalapeno peppers, shredded cheddar cheese, cayenne pepper, and even diced onions. Almost anything will pair well with this amazing soup, so have fun varying up the options! 

A squeeze of fresh lime juice also does a great job at bringing out the taco flavors! 


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crockpot chicken taco soup

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup

Donna Elick
Crockpot chicken taco soup infuses meat, beans, and vegetables with your favorite Mexican flavors. Make this slow cooker soup recipe tonight!
5 stars from 3 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Method Slow Cooker
Servings 8


  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 ounces frozen sweet corn
  • 15 ounce can black beans, not drained
  • 15 ounce can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 medium sized onion, diced
  • 8 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 10 ounce can rotel diced tomatoes & green chilies
  • 15 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes


  • Sour Cream
  • Chipotle Cheese Tortilla strips
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


  • Optional: Prepare a 6 quart slow cooker with a plastic liner for easy cleanup.
  • Whisk the chicken broth, taco seasoning and tomato paste in the slow cooker. Lay the chicken breasts in the liquid and pour the remaining ingredients into the slow cooker. Stir everything together and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 7 hours. Remove the chicken breasts, shred them with a fork or a hand mixer and stir them back into the soup. Cook for another 30 minutes, until the chicken is completely done.
  • Serve hot with your favorite toppings like chipotle cheese tortilla strips, cheese, sour cream or cilantro.
  • Store refrigerated in an airtight container. Makes 8 heaping 1 cup servings.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 209cal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 1038mg | Sugar: 8g | Fiber: 9g | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 3mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published February 2021, updated and republished February 2024

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  1. I made this last Thursday for my boyfriend and me. We LOVED it and each had 2 bowls!! I took some to my Mom and gave some to my boyfriend’s daughter. This recipe is super easy, so delicious and very filling!! Thank you!!

  2. 5 stars
    I love to make soups during the week because I can toss them in the crockpot and they’ll be done when I’m out of work. They always come out great!

  3. 5 stars
    This soup was very good. Easy to put together. My husband and I both went back for seconds. We enjoyed the Chipotle cheddar tortilla strips with it. Added another layer of texture. Will definitely be making it again.

  4. 5 stars
    Made this today during a snowstorm (needed something warming). Really easy and good tasting! Made on the stove and the house smelled spicy and inviting! Added another can of beans, cilantro, and jalapeños…will have this on my go to soup choices.

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