Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup is an easy crockpot recipe that is a perfect weeknight meal. With shredded chicken, tomatoes, black beans, corn, cheese. Garnish with tortilla strips and sour cream.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

I can’t boast enough about the best slow cooker recipes that make a filling dinner without spending hours in the kitchen.

I love tossing in ingredients and then without any more work, having a meal ready several hours later. It’s the best for busy weeknights.

This chicken taco soup is one of the best crockpot soup recipes I’ve ever made. Filled with healthy ingredients, it’s hearty and filling.

This has become one of our favorite recipes, the whole family enjoys it.

It’s also so easy to customize with your favorite taco toppings. While we love crunchy tortilla strips, a dollop of sour cream and chopped green onion; your finishing touch can be suited to your own preference.

On our last two vacations to Mexico, I have found a new-found love for slow cooker chicken tortilla soup. Even at home, without the tropical air, the Latin beats, I can still prepare this soup and be taken away.

So, the following Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup Recipe reminds me of sunny holidays, which is especially nice in the Fall and Winter here in Canada.

After 10 minutes of prep time, you’ll have a delicious soup with Mexican-inspired flavors. Best of all, the next day you’ll have leftovers!

This soup recipe is full of flavour, creamy yet with a crisp crunch with the added tortilla chips.

Taco flavors in a bowl, this delicious meal warms the body, and is a treat for the senses.

easy slow cooker chicken taco soup recipe

Ingredients Required

Made with simple ingredients, you might not even need a trip to the grocery store to make this creamy chicken taco soup. As always the printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

Chicken – I like to use boneless skinless chicken breast yet you can also use rotisserie chicken.

Canned Crushed Tomatoes – You can also use Rotel if you’d like

Onion – Adds some flavour, yet you can use onion powder if you’d rather not fresh onion.

Green Chile Peppers – green chilies adds some spice, yet optional. If you use a Rotel that has chilies in it, you might want to omit adding more.

Black beans – canned, you don’t even have to drain.

Garlic – fresh garlic cloves add the best flavours

Tomato Paste – for taste and also to thicken up the soup. There’s no need for chicken broth for this recipe either.

Corn – use frozen or canned.

Taco Seasoning – this adds all the spices you’ll need. You can use a store bought brand or your own homemade taco seasoning.

Garnish / Soup Toppings

Serve this slow cooker soup with garnish. In my opinion they are the best part about this soup recipe. Everyone loves to add their own favorite toppings to their bowl. Choose a couple to many of the following to serve with this soup!

  • Tortilla Strips
  • Shredded cheese, like cheddar cheese or a tex mex blend
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Sour Cream
  • Lime Wedges
  • Avocado
  • Lime
  • Jalapeños
I love this creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup recipe! Since our days have turned colder, it's so comforting and with such a great taste!

How to Make Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup

Place chicken, tomatoes, onion, green chiles, black beans, garlic, paste and corn into a slow cooker. Then stir in the taco seasoning.

Cover and cook on Low setting for a cook time of 6-7 hours. You can cook on high for 3-4 hours as well, yet boneless skinless chicken is always best cooked low and slow.

One hour before done, remove chicken breasts from the soup, and shred. It should be simple to use two forks.

Pro Tip: You can shred the chicken while its inside the slow cooker pot, yet be careful not to scratch the surface.

Continue cooking for that last hour. Serve this family favorite soup warm, with toppings. Enjoy!

I love this creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup recipe! Since our days have turned colder, it's so comforting and with such a great taste!


Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove.

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Can I freeze this soup?

Yes! You can freeze the soup without the garnish. In fact, it’s one of our wonderful freezer meals that we love to make.

To do so, freeze in an airtight container. Allow it to defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat using the microwave or the stovetop. Add toppings and serve.

I love this creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup recipe! Since our days have turned colder, it's so comforting and with such a great taste!

How to Make this on the Stove Top

Follow the recipe yet add all the ingredients into a large pot on the stove. Bring to a boil and cook on low-medium heat for 40 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked. Shred and cook for another 15-20 minutes.

Rather than a stock/watery soup, this has that creamy richness and a lot of heartiness that results from the paste and the sour cream added at the end.

Make it Spicy!

You can always add cayenne pepper to this recipe. Or use more jalapeños, chili powder, or chilli peppers.

I like to add the spice to an individual bowl rather than the whole soup. Make sure to offer spicy toppings for garnish , for those that like the extra heart.

More Recipes to Try:

easy slow cooker chicken taco soup recipe

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

I love this creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup recipe! Since our days have turned colder, it's so comforting and with such a great taste!


  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can chopped green chile peppers
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 can corn {or frozen}
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • ** Suggested garnish when serving: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, crushed tortilla chips or breadsticks


  1. Place chicken, tomatoes, onion, green chiles, black beans, garlic, paste and corn into a slow cooker.
  2. Stir in taco seasoning
  3. Cover and cook on Low setting for 6-7 hours or on High setting for 3-4 hours
  4. hr before done: Remove chicken breasts from the soup, and shred. Stir the shredded chicken into the soup, and continue cooking
  5. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, some grated cheese and crushed tortilla chips on top. You can also side with breadsticks {kids love these}
  6. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Cholesterol: 24mgSodium: 774mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 9gSugar: 9gProtein: 15g

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    1. Mmmm, good, right? You can’t ave it without the chips, I like the crunch in some bites!

    1. Oh no, don’t drool on the paper! lol
      Let me know what you think after you try it!

  1. Mmm this sounds terrific! I also love ANYTHING that can be done in a slow cooker – a necessity for any busy mom.

  2. Printing this, thank you!
    I found your recipe in a search and it’s exactly what I was looking for, you are a gem!

  3. I love slow cooker recipes and I just know this would be a hit with the family! Thanks! I am printing this one off as we “speak.”

  4. Looks yummy and I have all the ingredients! I’m definitely going to give this a try 🙂

  5. I make a taco soup really similar to this but a Huge batch of it to feed our large family for several days. The kids love it.

  6. Our family loves to use a slow cooker for a lot of
    our meals…This soup sounds delicious…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  7. This sounds super good. I love Crock Pot recipes. They come in very handy at this time of year when we are all rushing around.

  8. mmmm….I replaced the chicken with turkey that was leftover….but it still tasted chililisious

  9. Wow this sounds incredibly delicious! I’m going to make it for dinner! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  10. I love taco soup. I will definitely have to give this recipe a try especially since it is made in a slow cooker.

  11. Taco anything is my new fav flavour. Love taco salads and this soup will probably sit right up there in my list. The fact that it can be made in the slow cooker is the “cheese” on top!

  12. YUM!!! I have a great crockpot that I never use. I love chicken taco soup, so now I can combine both of these. guess what is for dinner tonight??

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  14. Looks yummy. I like to use my slow cooker even on hot days when I don’t want to use the bbq or turn on the stove.

  15. no slow cooker as yet – just a few casserole dishes to try and make this with. Wish I could get fresh chilli peppers locally as we have just run out of our supply from the last shopping trip

  16. My kids adore tacos so I think they would like this soup! I’d have to leave the heat out but Daddy could add it in to his portion 🙂

  17. I made your chicken taco soup and wow it was so good. I just loved how easy it was to put together and nothing beats coming home to a meal that is already prepared, cooked and waiting for us.

  18. I love using my slowcooker and this looks like a great recipe to try. I have heard of taco soups but have not tried them yet.

  19. Oh, this looks sooo good.. and perfect for the weather we’re having! Thanks for the idea.!

  20. I have yet to try taco soup. I assumed it was made with ground chicken and I tend not to like any ground meat in soups. I am definitely going to give this one a try!

  21. This sounds delicious! I love slow cooker recipes. They save so much time at meal time, when you’re ready to eat not work more! 🙂

  22. This sounds so good, I’m definitely doing this recipe because my family loves anything to do with tacos.

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  24. Ohhh this sounds so delish , thanks for sharing , i will def be trying it out , yummy 🙂

  25. My husband and I love spicy food and your recipe seems to fit the bill. I love the ingredients especially the chili peppers. The thing I like best is how it looks more like stew than soup, which I prefer !

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