Need dinner in a hurry? This easy chicken taco soup can be made from start to finish in 25 minutes. It’s full of chicken, vegetables, corn and black beans and is finished off with your favorite taco fixings!

Chicken taco soup is loaded with bold flavors and is so quick to make which makes it perfect for a busy night. You can easily customize it to your family’s tastes!

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I am a big fan of meal planning, it tends to make dinner time less stressful. That being said, it doesn’t always happen around here. There are plenty of times when I have a plan in place but something comes up – I forget to defrost meat, the kids are sick, the day is busier than planned.

Those are the times when I am so happy that I keep a well stocked pantry. It’s not difficult to throw together a simple yet satisfying meal when you have the basics on hand. Some of my pantry basics are brown and white rice, a few types of pasta, nuts, olive oil, chicken broth and canned fruit and vegetables. When I see a sale on pantry items I stock up so that I always have options at dinner time. This quick and easy chicken taco soup relies on kitchen staples to get dinner on the table in a flash.

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How do you make chicken taco soup?

This soup starts with pre-cooked chicken – it can be rotisserie chicken, left overs, chicken from the deli counter, whatever works best for you. An onion and bell pepper get cooked in a pot and then the chicken goes in along with my helpers from the pantry – a can of Del Monte Stewed Tomatoes, a can of Del Monte Golden Sweet Corn, a can of Del Monte Tomato Sauce and a can of black beans. That’s a lot of cans! I mean that in the best possible way, because it significantly cuts down on prep time.

I also like that the stewed tomatoes are cooked with aromatics like celery and onion – it makes this soup taste like it’s been cooking for an hour when really it cooks for just 15 minutes.

A quick and easy chicken taco soup full of beans and vegetables that's ready in just 25 minutes.

Once your soup is made, it’s time for the fun part – the taco toppings! You can set out all of your toppings and let the family make their own creations – some of my favorites are shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips and avocado.

A quick and easy chicken taco soup full of beans and vegetables that's ready in just 25 minutes.

This quick and easy chicken taco soup has quickly become a family favorite, the kids love that they can make their own creation with all the taco toppings and I love that it’s ready in 25 minutes! What are your go-to solutions for quick dinners with pantry staples?;

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Quick and Easy Chicken Taco Soup

AuthorSara Welch
A quick and easy chicken taco soup full of beans and vegetables that's ready in just 25 minutes. #StockUpOnDelMonte #Safeway Ad
A quick and easy chicken taco soup full of vegetables and beans that is ready in 25 minutes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Serves 4


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow or white onion finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 15 ounce can of black beans drained
  • 1 14.5 ounce can of Del Monte Stewed Tomatoes do not drain
  • 1 15.25 ounce can of Del Monte Golden Sweet Corn Whole Kernel drained
  • 1 8 ounce can of Del Monte Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cups of shredded chicken
  • 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning
  • 2 cups of chicken broth one 14 ounce can
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • your choice of taco toppings tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese, avocado, olives, etc.


  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium. Add the onion and pepper, season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the black beans, stewed tomatoes, corn, tomato sauce, chicken and taco seasoning. Stir to combine. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve the soup immediately with your choice of taco toppings.


This soup can be frozen for up to 3 months.


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 1515mg | Potassium: 1287mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1795IU | Vitamin C: 71.5mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 5.5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Quick and easy recipe, add your own tweaks, a little better then bouillon, some tomatoes with chilis, double the taco seasoning. Definitely gonna keep this one, it is delicious and filling.

  2. I noticed recipe indicates kcalories 360. I did not know what kcalories were so looked it up. 360kcalories = 359,999 calories. That is a huge amount of calories! Did you means kcalories or calories? I’ve never seen that before.

    1. In physics, a calories are a unit of energy. Somewhat confusingly, a “Calorie” is the same as 1000 “calories.” To avoid confusion, Calories with a capital C are often called kcals or kilocalories (meaning 1000 calories). Food Calories are ALWAYS kcals, but even more confusingly, they are often called “calories” with a lowercase c, even though a food “calorie” is 1000x more energy than an actual calorie.

  3. would like to bring this soup to an event at church, can it be made in crock pot, or made b4 hand and heated in crock pot?

  4. 5 stars
    Made this recipe tonight for my family and my son’s friend who came over for a sleep over and everyone loved it! It was super yummy and flavorful! All I had was frozen corn, so I added that instead of canned corn, and I accidentally added twice as much broth so I just added a can of Rotel tomatoes and more taco seasoning to even it out. I will definitely make this recipe again.

  5. I made this tonight. Doubled the recipe for leftovers. Only thing I changed was I used 1 can stewed tomatoes and 1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies. Came out delicious. Great recipe a keeper for sure.