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6 Can Chicken Taco Soup with a Secret Ingredient

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You’ve probably seen it on Pinterest. We started making this simple chicken taco soup a while ago when we heard Beck liked it. Truth be told, he’s a picky eater sometimes, so we look for no-fail recipes that we know he’ll like. He likes chicken and he likes tacos and he likes soup. Should be a given, right?

Chicken Taco Soup

This quick and simple dinner idea is perfect for the cold weather months. This chicken taco soup will become a popular comfort food in your home to warm your bones after a day out in the cold. Whether you love tacos or not, I’m confident you’ll fully enjoy every bite of this six can chicken taco soup!

What are kidney beans used for?

This chicken taco soup calls for one can of kidney beans. This popular bean is used in many traditional dishes, you might think of chili when you think of kidney beans. I think of my six can chicken taco soup! This delicious recipe features a can of kidney beans and a can of baked beans combined with other ingredients to give you a flavor burst with every bite!

What do you eat with taco soup?

There are many things you can enjoy with taco soup. You could opt to have a few slices of roasted asparagus on the side or avocado. Another favorite option is this brussel sprouts recipe . You can top your chicken taco soup with shredded cheese or cilantro for an added kick too.

How long is taco soup good for?

As with most soup recipes, you’ll probably have some leftovers. If you find that you have leftover chicken taco soup then allow the soup to cool completely. Pour the leftover chicken taco soup into airtight containers and place it in your refrigerator. Leftover soup is generally good for three to four days after refrigerated.

How do you thicken taco soup?

You can use cornstarch or flour thicken taco soup, but I decided to try my hand using Greek yogurt. Just a dollop of Greek yogurt on top of my chicken taco soup added a slightly creamy texture and made my chicken taco soup a bit thicker.

A dollop of greek yogurt (we love the Aldi brand). What is a dollop? It took me a while to get the spelling right with spellcheck (dolop, dolap, dalop?), so

greek yogurt

Do you have to soak kidney beans before cooking?

Since we’re using canned kidney beans for this recipe you won’t have to soak kidney beans before cooking. The dry kidney beans you purchase in the bag do need to soak for at least four hours before using in a recipe.

How bad are baked beans for you?

Baked beans are very good for your health. These little beans have been known to help lower cholesterol and improve gut health. I know what you’re going to say, gut health should be a known health benefit of baked beans since many have grown up hearing this fun tune, “Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat them, the more you fart, the more you fart the better you feel. So eat your beans with every meal.” Those farts are all part of your gut coming clean and that’s why I love that this chicken taco soup includes heart-healthy baked beans!

We make this about once a week or so – and it’s great b/c we have leftovers for a few days. Our standard recipe is a little more than 6 cans. More like 6 cans, 1 box and 2 packets…and 1 dollop.  But anyway, scroll down for the recipe!

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Chicken Taco Soup

Six Can Chicken Taco Soup


  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 can of baked beans
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles (Rotel)
  • 1 pack of taco seasoning
  • 1 pack of ranch dressing mix
  • 1 32 oz. box of chicken broth
  • 2 cans of cooked chicken


  1. Mix all ingredients in a soup pot or dutch oven. Heat until hot - serve right away or save for leftovers!
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 136Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 23mgSodium 1149mgCarbohydrates 17gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 3gSugar 4gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 11g

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