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Easy Taco Soup

Warm up with this spicy, comforting, delicious Taco Soup. Have dinner on the table in 30 minutes! Cater the spice to your liking and enjoy this as a party food or weeknight meal.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, spicy, tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 375.46kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red or green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers finely chopped
  • 1 oz. packet taco seasoning or 2 Tbsp homemade
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 32 oz. container chicken stock or broth
  • 2 28 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 15 oz. can black beans, drained
  • 4 oz. can diced green chiles
  • Meat from one Rotisserie chicken (~2 cups), shredded
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and tortilla strips, for topping

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in an extra-large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, bell pepper, green onions, jalapeño peppers, taco seasoning, salt and pepper. Cook until soft and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Add parsley and cilantro and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock, tomatoes, corn and beans to the skillet and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Five minutes before the soup is finished, add the chicken.
  • Ladle into serving bowls and top with cheese, sour cream and tortilla strips.

Notes

TO MAKE THIS SOUP IN A SLOW COOKER: After cooking the garlic, peppers, onions and spices on the stove top, add it to a slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients (minus chicken). Cook on low heat for 4-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours. Add chicken, cook for 30 additional minutes and serve.
For a spicier soup recipe, add extra jalapenos and/or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
For a milder soup, decrease or omit the jalapeno peppers, as well as the green chiles.
Change up the meat in the recipe, if desired. Replace the chicken with a pound of cooked ground beef or even pork.
Homemade taco seasoning tastes amazing in this recipe!
Replace one can of diced tomatoes with a can of tomato sauce for a bolder flavor.
If black beans aren’t your thing, kidney beans or pinto beans are great replacements.

Nutrition

Calories: 375.46kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.94g | Protein: 26.22g | Fat: 14.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.64g | Cholesterol: 57.77mg | Sodium: 1107.28mg | Fiber: 9.85g | Sugar: 11.83g