Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco SoupThere’s something so satisfying about having dinner in the slow cooker before 9am in the morning!

This is one of our favorite family recipe, and has been made many many times.  What I like most about it is that the measurements are very much, “a little of this, a little of that!”  Use a can of beer or a bottle.  Use a large can of diced tomatoes or a smaller can – whatever you have on hand.

4.8 from 6 reviews
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
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Serves: 6
  • 3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can Heinz Chili Style Beans
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can or bottle of beer (I like Bud Lime in this recipe)
  • 1 carton chicken broth (you can choose to eliminate this for a more chili consistency)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • shredded Cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • crushed tortilla chips (sea salt & lime)
  1. Place the onion, chili beans, corn, tomato sauce, beer, and diced tomatoes in a slow cooker. Add taco seasoning, and stir to blend. Lay chicken breasts on top of the mixture, pressing down slightly until just covered by the other ingredients.
  2. Set slow cooker for low heat, cover, and cook for 5 hours.
  3. Remove chicken breasts from the soup, and shred with two forks on a cutting board.
  4. Stir the shredded chicken back into the soup, and continue cooking for 2 hours.
  5. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips.


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  1. I usually always make taco soup with ground beef, I like the chicken and ingredient variation in this one. Thanks for the yummy share!

    • Tenille ~ Feisty Frugal & Fabulous says:

      You’re welcome! Same here, I’ve made it before with ground beef but never chicken. It was a nice change!

  2. Looks good it’s a keeper. I want to use my slow cooker more also.

  3. Yum! Always looking for slow cooker recipes, and soup too! :)

  4. This is a combination of my 2 favorite dishes. Mexican flavor and crock pot cooking.

  5. We love taco soup, but I haven’t made it in the slow cooker yet. Thanks for the idea!

  6. I don’t eat tacos, but my husband and children would go crazy for this! 😀

  7. This looks amazing!

  8. For mine i use black beans but no beer, and garlic.

  9. This looks like a keeper Tenille. When it starts cooling off here I will give it a try

  10. YUM! This looks delicious!

  11. This looks amazing!

  12. Sounds delicious! I love dinner in the slow cooker.

  13. So I have this going right now but really am wondering about can sizes. Tomato sauce and canned tomatos both come in multiple sizes. Anyway crock pot is about to burst at the seams so I wondering if it is not the big cans…? Thinking i would like to have added black beans(no room now!) for a little fibre. But my house does smell amazing and hubby just sneaked a taste and says it is good.

  14. Rebecca Knibbs-Bell says:

    I keep coming back for this recipe so I’m finally writing it down!

  15. Cindy B. says:

    This looks so good! I am always looking for new soup recipes and will add this to my collection :)

  16. Ashley Lund says:

    This sounds amazing!!

  17. Tomato sauce – like spaghetti sauce? Please confirm exactly.

    Also, what size cans of tomato sauce and canned tomatoes do you use? I see that one person already asked but no reply given.

    Thanks for you help as I would love to try.

    • Hi Jan! The sauce I use is Hunt’s Tomato Sauce 398ml, or store brand (it doesn’t really matter). the Diced Tomatoes in my pantry are Walmart’s Great Value brand and 411g.

      I honestly never look, I just open a can and pour it in. Sometimes I use a larger can of tomato sauce if that’s all I have on hand and it’s been fine. Hope that helps!

  18. Thanks for the reply. I will try this next week after I buy some ingredients.

  19. This sounds yummy, def need to try this

  20. this looks super good!

  21. This would be the first thing I cook in my new Hamilton beach intellitime slow-cooker that I win from you Tenille! then I will furnish you with a new creation every month for your blog lol This looks sooo delicious and just what i want to go home to on a cold day!!

  22. We love tacos so this sounds yummy

  23. angie andrews says:

    This one is a big hit with my family

  24. This is a meal my husband would love

  25. Treen Goodwin says:

    This looks so yummy , must make it soon , my kids would love this , thanks for sharing

  26. kristen visser says:

    oh my goodness. never heard of this or tried it !! looks delicious

  27. Sounds so good

  28. This recipe looks good. I would also a big spoonful of guacamole on top.

  29. My mom makes Taco soup and it’s sooo good. We haven’t tried using chicken though. I’d probably like that better.

  30. Darlene Schuller says:

    oh this looks fabulous!! I haven’t had Taco soup on a loong time, might be time!

  31. Wayne Lecoy says:

    Your Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup looks delicious .
    I never would have thought to add tortilla chips to soup.
    Thanks for sharing.

  32. angela m says:

    This sounds like a soup my family would love. Thanks

  33. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    I’ve made this was a big hit in house.

  34. We tried this one and everyone in my house loves it…especially ME!!

  35. looks delish – will add to my list of soups to make!

  36. Victoria Ess says:

    This is so creative!!

  37. I have tried this taco soup and I have to say it’s pretty amazing. I usually add a bit more spice to fit my taste a bit more, but good nonetheless

  38. Sharon Chase says:

    slow cooker chicken taco soup looks good but I would substitute something else for the beer.

  39. Lynda Cook says:

    just reading the title I thought this one would be to spicy for me, but after reading the the recipe it won’t be hot for me at all and sounds very very tasty, now I am going to have to make this one and I think I would serve it with some pita or naan bread mmmm

  40. Wayne Lecoy says:

    I am going to have to make this Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup.
    I have never added shredded Cheddar cheese or sour cream
    to any of my soups but this looks delicious.

  41. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    Will be trying this one out for sure.

  42. kathy downey says:

    This looks delicious!

  43. Cady Bisschop says:

    I would love to try this variation of it. I love my slow cooker! Definitely an easy way to prepare dinner!

  44. I have never tried this soup but I’ve always heard good things. Thanks for the recipe!

  45. Treen Goodwin says:

    WOW ..This looks so delish , thanks for sharing the recipe i will def be trying it out , it looks so tasty , i can almost taste it now yummm :)

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