Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup


This ulta-flavorful crock pot taco soup is quick and easy to prepare, has great flavor, and is well worth the wait. It’s great on a cold night – especially as a post Trick-or-Treating meal!

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup Recipe (Easy Post Trick-Or-Treating Meal!)

Happy Halloween!!! What are your plans for tonight? I’m doing my usual of staying home and handing out candy to the cute little trick-or-treaters.  It’s so fun seeing all the creative costumes!  Mr. Wishes will be helping out at his family’s business as he does every Halloween.  His parents own a pizzeria and this is their second busiest night of the year besides Super Bowl Sunday!  Before meeting him I never realized this and how popular pizza ordering is on Halloween. It makes sense, though, with parents not wanting to take the time to cook and clean up a whole dinner and are in a rush to get their kids out candy-collecting.  OK, now onto the soup of the day!

Well, if you’re NOT doing the pizza “thang”, I wanted to provide you with a soup alternative that is hardly any more work than picking up the phone and ordering a pizza.  You just throw it all in the crock pot and let it cook away and this taco soup can be ready for you before or after trick-or-treating.  And if you happen to live somewhere that is super cold this time of year, like I’m lucky enough to, this will be a good warm-you-up meal to come home to!


Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup
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Serves: 8 servings
This ulta-flavorful crock pot taco soup is quick and easy to prepare, has great flavor, and is well worth the wait. It's great on a cold night - especially as a post Trick-or-Treating meal!
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 (16 oz.) can chili beans, undrained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (10 oz.) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 1 (1.25 oz.) package taco seasoning
  • 3 whole skinless, boneless, chicken breasts
  1. Stir onion, beans, corn, tomato sauce, dice tomatoes, and taco sauce into a slow cooker. *I saute the onion in a skillet beforehand to make sure that they are not crunchy.
  2. Lay the chicken breast on top of the mixture, pressing down slightly so that it gets covered by other ingredients.
  3. Set slow cooker to low heat, cover, and cook for 3-4 hours on low if your chicken is thawed. May take 4-5 hours on low if your chicken is frozen.
  4. Remove chicken breasts from the soup and shred.
  5. Stir shredded chicken back into the soup. You are technically supposed to cook it on low for another 2 hours in the crock pot but you really don't have to. I never do. It's very forgiving. You can leave it in longer if you want too.
  6. Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, and/or crushed tortilla chips.
Recipe source: adapted from
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56 Responses to “Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup”

  1. Kelly
    October 31, 2013 at 12:45 AM #

    This recipe is similar to the recipe I tried yesterday at Trader Joes. The only difference is that they use salsa instead of tomatoes, onions and tomatoe sauce. It is a delicious soup. I will definitely try your recipe too. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • October 31, 2013 at 2:06 AM #

      It’s really good! Thanks, Kelly!

  2. October 31, 2013 at 6:33 AM #

    Yum! I love crock pot recipes, precisely because I can prepare dinner without having to stand by the stove. This looks absolutely delicious!

    I wouldn’t have realized that tonight would be a busy pizza night, but now that you’ve explained it, makes total sense. Happy Halloween : )

    • October 31, 2013 at 12:55 PM #

      It DOES make sense, huh? Thanks, Jamie!

  3. October 31, 2013 at 9:36 AM #

    My Halloween plans will consist of me sitting on the cough, being hugely pregnant, and not giving out candy this year, since it takes me about 23 minutes to get to a standing position these days 😉 Hubby is working night shift, so I’ll be all by myself! Otherwise, I would totally be making him give out candy 🙂

    This soup sounds awesome!

  4. October 31, 2013 at 9:59 AM #

    Anything from a crock pot is my first choice! Love this!

  5. October 31, 2013 at 10:23 AM #

    That soup looks absolutely delicious! Definitely want to give this a try, thanks for sharing 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • October 31, 2013 at 12:54 PM #

      Thank you, Eric!

  6. October 31, 2013 at 10:40 AM #

    I love that I have all ingredients on hand to make this delicious meal! Thanks Ashley!

    • October 31, 2013 at 12:54 PM #

      That’s what I love about it!! THanks!

  7. October 31, 2013 at 11:19 AM #

    Love this easy to prepare and amazing looking treat.
    Soups are so comforting when it’s cold outside and yours looks especially tasty!

  8. October 31, 2013 at 12:09 PM #

    Now you got me in the mood for pizza. 😉 i’ll be handing out candy to the whopping 5 kids who will stop by. I’m not the dressing up kinda gal, but I love to see the kids dressed up.
    This taco chili looks a-maze-ing! Anything taco related is a welcome in my home. 🙂
    Happy Halloween!

    • October 31, 2013 at 12:53 PM #

      We have TONS of kids that come by our house. Thanks, Tina!

  9. October 31, 2013 at 12:22 PM #

    Oooh I don’t celebrate Halloween here nor I have kids, but I do have loads of homework so I really appreciate delicious and easy dinner recipes as this one 😉
    Happy Halloween!

    • October 31, 2013 at 12:53 PM #

      It’s definitely good for any night you need something quick! I didn’t celebrate Halloween all my life growing up, either 🙂

  10. October 31, 2013 at 12:37 PM #

    That’s so funny about the pizza place–we were invited over to a friend’s house and they are ordering pizza before trick or treating! Can’t say I’ve ever done it myself, but I have to admit it makes sense. I’m definitely pinning this for another busy night, though!

    • October 31, 2013 at 12:52 PM #

      Thanks, Elizabeth! Yeah it all makes sense, right?! 🙂

  11. October 31, 2013 at 2:25 PM #

    Pizza sounds great.. but I would sure love a big bowl of this soup for dinner tonight! It looks delicious!

  12. October 31, 2013 at 3:09 PM #

    I’m not doing much either tonight but I have to say this big bowl of soup sounds like a terrific plan.

    • October 31, 2013 at 3:15 PM #

      Thanks, Nicole!

  13. October 31, 2013 at 4:03 PM #

    This looks really tasty and delicious, I love this kind of hearty food!! Perfect for rainy cold
    days 🙂 Xx

  14. October 31, 2013 at 5:59 PM #

    Happy Halloween! Were waiting to this weekend to have pizza. Lovely simple meal for tonight 🙂

    • October 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM #

      Thanks, Shundara! Happy Halloween!

  15. October 31, 2013 at 10:55 PM #

    I should have planned ahead so I’d have a great meal like this to come home to tonight after trick or treating! My son and I went to a pizza party (yes, pizza!) and I was starving after all the festivities and scrambled to make myself a decent dinner…let’s just say there was plenty of snacking afterwards. Need to plan better next year!

  16. November 1, 2013 at 1:35 AM #

    My boyfriend will love this!! I have been throwing crock pot meals together for him while we’re both at work and I can use another!

    • November 1, 2013 at 11:53 AM #

      Oh thanks, Christina! Hope you like it!

  17. November 1, 2013 at 6:21 AM #

    Your blog is an inspiration – I love the thoughtfulness you put into every recipe and post.

    • November 1, 2013 at 11:52 AM #

      You’re the sweetest – thank you!

  18. November 2, 2013 at 3:40 AM #

    That is one hearty little soup! I think this is the perfect alternative to a pizza night for Trick or treat night or any day you just can’t be bothered. Love the melted cheese on topn

  19. November 3, 2013 at 10:45 AM #

    Love the crockpot. There is just something about smelling dinner all day!

    • November 3, 2013 at 5:04 PM #

      I am with you on that one!

  20. November 3, 2013 at 11:41 AM #

    Oh, I’ve had something similar in the past! Such a great dish – and so quick to make. This looks wonderful – thanks.

  21. November 3, 2013 at 3:09 PM #

    I love easy dinners like this. Almost as easy as ordering pizza 🙂

    • November 3, 2013 at 5:03 PM #

      You are so right!

  22. November 4, 2013 at 2:20 AM #

    This looks so hearty and delicious Ashley! I can eat multiple bowls of this. Love that it’s cooked in a crock pot! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

    • November 4, 2013 at 10:06 AM #

      Thanks for the nice comment! I love crock pot meals 🙂

  23. November 4, 2013 at 1:02 PM #

    Love the sound of this recipe – black beans, corn and tomatoes in a crock pot = yum!
    Thanks for sharing this

    • November 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM #

      Thank you, Shashi!

  24. November 4, 2013 at 9:59 PM #

    That looks like one tasty chili! Love making meals in the crockpot!

    • November 5, 2013 at 12:13 AM #

      I love it too!! Thanks!

  25. November 4, 2013 at 10:23 PM #

    What a delicious soup for cold days! Love taco flavors not only on a taco but in a soup too! 🙂 I’d love to make lots of it, freeze it, and take it with me to work as lunch occasionally.

    • November 5, 2013 at 12:13 AM #

      Thanks, Julia!

  26. November 5, 2013 at 6:45 AM #

    I love chicken taco soup and making it in the crock pot is even better!! Crock pot meals are so wonderful – I love smelling my dinner when I get home from work. This soup looks really good!

    • November 5, 2013 at 10:33 AM #

      Yes, there’s nothing like walking into your house and smelling a delicious dinner!

  27. November 15, 2013 at 4:51 PM #

    Taco soup is good any time of year, but I could really (really!!) go for some now. I am so in the mood and I love that this is made in the crock pot. Easy peasy! About our Halloween…it was on November 1st (Friday night, yay!) since we had severe weather rip thru. It was a gorgeous, warm and sunny day for trick or treating here in Indy for the kiddos in our neighborhood. Thanks for sharing, girl! xo P.S. Oh! We almost ordered a pizza for our Halloween dinner, too! It’s so true…Halloween is crazy-busy for pizzerias. 😉

  28. January 21, 2014 at 10:39 AM #

    This is on top of my recipes list to make! Looks so yummy! Nettie <3

    • January 21, 2014 at 12:25 PM #

      Nettie, thank you!!

  29. February 9, 2014 at 10:21 AM #

    Can’t wait to make this
    Love your post

    • March 21, 2016 at 3:13 PM #

      Thank you, Doug!!

  30. Missy
    March 19, 2016 at 6:49 PM #

    We just made this. It was super tasty with the right amount of heat. Thanks Ashley.

  31. March 21, 2016 at 3:14 PM #

    Yay! Thanks for letting me know! Glad you liked it!

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