Chicken Taco Soup


Food in our house has to be a few simple things:

  • delicious
  • real
  • thrifty

This soup is all that, plus it’s something you throw in your crockpot and basically forget about til dinner time. So, bonus? It’s a tweak of a recipe I found on Budget Bytes, the first few times I made it it was alright, but it wasn’t heavenly choirs of angels for my tastebuds. And really, food should be. I refused to give up though, because the concept is amazing.

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I feel almost embarrassed posting this “recipe” because it’s that easy. I’ve been known to “cheat” and buy the cans of accent chili diced tomatoes for an extra oomph. If you find it too thick can dilute with chicken stock or even plain ol’water. It’s a family favorite, cheap to make and very filling!

Cost (does not include toppings) $3/serving

Diced Tomatoes – $4
Celery – $1
Onion – $0.30
Chicken Breast – $11
Lime – $.70
Taco Seasoning (prepackaged) – $1.70

You could definitely make this recipe cheaper if the chicken was on sale, you used thighs. I find using the three whole breasts make it a very hearty, filling soup.

(I do not typically include spices or oil in my costs as they are things I keep stocked in the house at all times. I try and round up to compensate.)

Chicken Taco Soup
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This must be the best demo recipe I have ever seen. I could eat this every single day.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Chicken Taco Soup
Print Recipe
This must be the best demo recipe I have ever seen. I could eat this every single day.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Ingredients
Soup
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Throw everything but the lime juice and toppings in the crock pot on high for 4-6 hours. I often throw frozen chicken breast right in, it all cooks eventually! Set on low for 5-6hrs.
  2. When it’s done cooking, shred the chicken. I do this with two forks right in the pot.
  3. Add the juice of the lime and you're done!
Recipe Notes

We like ALL the toppings on this soup, but add and subtract as you do! I'll often serve up the soup in bowls, and have all the toppings on the table for people to dress as they like.

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