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CROCKPOT CHICKEN TACO SOUP – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

CROCKPOT CHICKEN TACO SOUP - Butter with a Side of Bread


Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup packed with chicken, beans, tomatoes and tons of flavor! Easy “dump and go” slow cooker chicken taco soup recipe with less than 5 minutes of prep time!

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup packed with chicken, beans, tomatoes and tons of flavor! Easy "dump and go" slow cooker chicken taco soup recipe with less than 5 minutes of prep time! 

This is quite possibly the best crockpot chicken taco recipe that I know of. Of course, I’m a little biased towards it, but I’m sure that once you try it, you’ll see what I mean. It’s super simple to prepare and after a few hours of cooking, this slow cooker chicken taco soup tastes incredible.

Crockpot chicken taco soup recipe

WHAT IS CROCKPOT CHICKEN TACO SOUP?

This Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup is a simple soup filled with chicken, beans, tomatoes, onions and lots of seasoning for flavor! Every bite is packed with protein, flavor, and blend of texture that work well with one another. I use frozen chicken when I make this soup and it works perfectly!

Ingredients in chicken taco soup

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup Ingredients

Chicken breasts – You will need 3 chicken breasts. I use frozen breasts and put them right in the crockpot that way, but you can definitely use fresh chicken breasts as well.

Ranch dressing mix – One packet of ranch dressing mix. Adds so much flavor to the soup!

Taco seasoning mix – One packet of taco seasoning adds the right amount of taco flavor to this delicious soup.

Onion – You’ll need to dice up one onion to add to the soup. I always cheat with onions and keep frozen chopped onions in my freezer so that I never have to chop them myself! If you use pre-chopped diced onions, you will need to add about 1-2 cups.

Rotel tomatoes – Rotel tomatoes are canned tomatoes that are already mixed with green chiles. You will need a 10 ounce can for this recipe.

Beans – You will need 1 can each of black beans, white beans and kidney beans. All 15.5 ounce cans and don’t drain them before adding to the recipe.

Corn – The recipe calls for one (15.5 oz) can of corn. Make sure to drain it first!

How to make slow cooker chicken taco soup

How to make Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Put everything in the crockpot in order – no need to stir! The beans do not need to be drained, just dump them in! The only can that needs to be drained is the can of corn!

Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Take chicken out and shred with 2 forks – it should fall apart very easily! Put the chicken back in and stir well.

Serve immediately. You can add shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla chip strips, chopped avocado, etc. as preferred.

Slow cooker chicken taco soup recipe

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup packed with chicken, beans, tomatoes and tons of flavor! Easy “dump and go” slow cooker chicken taco soup recipe with less than 5 minutes of prep time! 

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Course: Soup

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Servings: 8

Calories: 121kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 frozen chicken breasts
  • 1 pkg ranch dressing mix
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning mix
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can white beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can corn drained

Instructions

  • Put everything in the crockpot in order – no need to stir! The beans do not need to be drained, just dump them in! The only can that needs to be drained is the can of corn!

  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

  • Take chicken out and shred with 2 forks – it should fall apart very easily! Put the chicken back in and stir well.

  • Serve immediately. You can add shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla chip strips, chopped avocado, etc. as preferred.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 715mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

Easy slow cooker chicken soup recipe with taco seasoning, beans, tomatoes and onions

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup packed with chicken, beans, tomatoes and tons of flavor! Easy "dump and go" slow cooker chicken taco soup recipe with less than 5 minutes of prep time! 

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup packed with chicken, beans, tomatoes and tons of flavor! Easy “dump and go” slow cooker chicken taco soup recipe with less than 5 minutes of prep time!

Crock Pot Taco Soup | 101 Cooking For Two by Gordon Ramsay


Taco Tuesday in a bowl. This great taco soup has a ton of spicy taste. Make it is thick enough to be called taco chili. Make it spicy or mild. Make a big or small amount. Make it in your crock pot or on the stovetop.
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Introduction and My Rating

I do not call many recipes “the best.” Too much bragging in that term. I need to feel deep in my heart that the recipe is worthy. This recipe is worthy in every way. This is the best taco soup you can make.

This taco soup is low in fat and calories but is “kicktail” spicy with a ton of taste, plus it is thick enough to be called taco chili. You won’t believe this fits your diet.

The main complaint about most taco soups appears to be the mild washed out taste. Those recipes start by cooking some burger and then dumping into a crock pot with the taco seasoning. The spices are minimal, to begin with, and then diffuse into the liquid, so the meat has little, if any, flavor.

I originally called this “Kicktail Taco Soup” due to the spicing and the great taste. I don’t want a hamburger soup with a bit a taco spices. I want to taste TACO. This is it.

Is it Taco Soup or Taco Chili?

This is a thick soup as published but if you want a very thick chili-like result, leave out the beef broth.

My Rating

My rating system. Great 5 out of 5

It is only a 1 to 5 scale, but this is a 6. I loved it—a personal favorite of mine.

🐄The Meat

This recipe requires ground meat. Generally, that will be beef, but turkey or chicken will be fine.

The ground meat must be browned, spiced, and drained before adding to the pot. Crock pots are great for a lot of things but cooking ground meat is not one of them. You will have clumps of meat along with all the fatty drainage in your dish. Please cook ahead.

👨‍🍳Spicing

The spicing is the key to a great taco soup. Most are way under spiced on an envelope of taco season diluted across the meat and soup base. So hamburger soup with a little spice.

I started with a modified version of my spicy taco meat. Then I bumped up the spices even more and added a little jalapeno. I added all the spices to the meat when cooking to keep some flavor and not have it all washed out in the soup. Excellent, just right.

How hot is it?

This is 6/10 on the heat-o-meter with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and one jalapeno. Add more spices or another jalapeno if you want to burn.

If you want less heat, cut back the cayenne pepper and/or eliminate the jalapeno pepper. You will still have great taste without the heat.

The Dry Ranch Dressing

I looked at a lot of recipes and really can’t claim an “inspired by.” This Paula Deen recipe had ranch dressing powder, as did several others. It added an interesting taste, a little cool to oppose the heat of the jalapeno. I recommend it, but it is optional.

Can I just a packaged taco season?

Please, no. I will be washed out with no taste.

✔️Tips

Recipe Size

I estimate a serving size of about 1 ½ cups.

This is a relatively easy recipe to cut in half. Just adjust the serving area in the recipe card. It will do the math. But the instructions do not adjust. Cooking time is unchanged.

Crock Pot Size

A half recipe will fit nicely in a 3-quart crock pot. A full recipe needs 5-quart or larger.

Storage

Good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days and good in the freezer for 3-4 months.

♨️Stovetop Method

This is easy and fast on the stovetop. Just prepare the meat, onion, and spice in a Dutch oven type pan. Drain well, then add all the other ingredients. Cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes but better of a full hour.

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🖼️Instructions

ingredients for taco soup

Use the ground meat and beans of your choice.

chopped onion on black board

Prep a medium onion with a medium chop and optionally, one jalapeno by mincing.

raw burger with chopped onion in frying pan

Combine 1 lb lower fat ground beef with the onion over medium-high heat. Cook and break up the beef.

mixing taco spices in silver bowl

While beef is starting to cook, combine the spices: 3 tablespoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon oregano, ½ to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon of pepper.

browning meat in skillet with spices and onion

When beef and onion have cooked for 6-8 minutes and just browned, drain fat. Add the spices and about half the can of tomato sauce. Continue to cook until beef is well browned–about 10 minutes total cooking time. Add the beef to the crock pot.

rinsing beans under running water

Rinse 1 can of black beans and 1 can of kidney beans, and add to the pot. You may substitute any beans you want.

adding all ingredents to the crock pot

Add all remaining ingredients: 1 small can green chilies, two cans diced tomatoes, 1 – 14oz can tomato sauce, the diced jalapeno, one-half envelope of dry ranch dressing mix (optional), and a 14 oz can of beef broth. The beef broth may be omitted if you want this thick.

ladle of taco soup

Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.

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Kick Tail Taco Soup from 101 Cooking for Two

Crock Pot Taco Soup

From Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan

Taco Tuesday in a bowl. This great taco soup has a ton of spicy taste. Make it is thick enough to be called taco chili. Make it spicy or mild. Make a big or small amount. Make it in your crock pot or on the stovetop.

Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 6 hrs

Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins

Servings #/Adjust if desired 8

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Use the ground meat and beans of your choice.

  • Prep a medium onion with a medium chop and optionally, one jalapeno by mincing.

  • Combine 1 lb lower fat ground beef with the onion over medium-high heat. Cook and break up the beef.

  • While beef is starting to cook, combine the spices: 3 tablespoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon oregano, ½ to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon of pepper.

  • When beef and onion have cooked for 6-8 minutes and just browned, drain fat. Add the spices and about half the can of tomato sauce. Continue to cook until beef is well browned–about 10 minutes total cooking time. Add the beef to the crock pot.

  • Rinse 1 can of black beans and 1 can of kidney beans, and add to the pot. You may substitute any beans you want.

  • Add all remaining ingredients: 1 small can green chilies, two cans diced tomatoes, 1 – 14oz can tomato sauce, the diced jalapeno, one-half envelope of dry ranch dressing mix (optional), and a 14 oz can of beef broth. The beef broth may be omitted if you want this thick.

  • Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.

Recipe Notes

Pro Tips

  1. As written, this needs a larger crock pot of 5-quarts or more. The half recipe will fit in a 3-quart.
  2. This is a relatively easy recipe to cut in half. Just adjust the serving area in the recipe card. It will do the math. But the instructions do not adjust. Cooking time is unchanged.
  3. Use the beans and ground meat of your choice.
  4. Please do not use packaged taco seasoning.
  5. This is 6/10 on the heat-o-meter with the jalapeno and the 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  6. If you want less heat, cut back the cayenne pepper and/or eliminate the jalapeno pepper. You will still have great taste without the heat.
  7. When browning the meat, when you get it all broken up and starting to brown, drain and add the spices. This will lock the flavor in the meat and not drain off with the fat.
  8. You can cook for a shorter period of time since everything is safe but it is better if cooked for the full time so the flavors to come together.
  9. The optional ranch dressing powder adds an interesting taste of cool vs. spicy heat.
  10. Good refrigerated for 3-4 days and frozen for 3-4 months.

Stovetop Modification

This is easy and fast on the stovetop. Just prepare the meat, onion, and spice in a Dutch oven type pan. Drain well, then add all the other ingredients. Cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes but better of a full hour.

Have More Questions?Make it Perfect First Time and Every Time. Don’t miss out, check the full post above. Almost every recipe includes easy step by step photo instructions so you can visualize yourself cooking this recipe along with helpful tips and options.

TO ADJUST THE RECIPE SIZE:You may adjust the number of servings in this recipe card under servings. This does the math for the ingredients for you. BUT it does NOT adjust the text of the instructions. So you need to do that yourself.

Nutrition

Calories : 291 kcalCarbohydrates : 30 gProtein : 24 gFat : 9 gSaturated Fat : 3 gCholesterol : 49 mgSodium : 922 mgPotassium : 1040 mgFiber : 11 gSugar : 7 gVitamin A : 1291 IUVitamin C : 18 mgCalcium : 96 mgIron : 5 mg

Serving size is my estimate of a normal size unless stated otherwise. The number of servings per recipe is stated above. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average used.

Course :Soup

Cuisine :Mexican

Publishing Note: Originally Published: January 13, 2012. Updated with expanded options, refreshed photos, and a table of contents to help navigation.

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Taco Pizza – Fast, Fresh, Delicious! by Gordon Ramsay

Taco Pizza


Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza is my heartsong, plain and simple. It is made up entirely of flavors I love and takes just minutes to get into the oven. With the filling of seasoned refried beans and beef, it’s twice as filling as a regular pizza so just one is all we need for supper. For the picky eaters, you can simply leave the toppings off and let everyone customize their own. This recipe is a win all around! 

Taco Pizza

You’ll need: A prepared pizza crust, cooked ground beef, refried beans, salsa, taco seasoning, tortilla chips, and cheese. I buy the shelf stable prepared pizza crusts on the aisle with the spaghetti sauce and we love them. 

Taco Pizza

Place cooked ground beef*, salsa, and taco seasoning into large skillet over medium high heat. 

*You can cook your ground beef first, drain, and add everything else if you need to. I usually keep cooked ground beef in my freezer. 

Taco Pizza

Cook and stir this until heated through and bubbly. 

Taco Pizza

Spread this over pizza crust.

Taco Pizza

Top with crushed tortilla chips. This is why, whenever we get towards the bottom of a bag of tortilla chips, I usually make Taco Pizza. 😁

Taco Pizza

Top this with as much shredded cheese as you like. Normally, I’d use about a cup and a half.

If my cheese loving husband is watching me make this, that amount tends to double. 

Taco Pizza

Place this back in the oven for just long enough to allow the cheese to get all melty. 

Taco Pizza

Top with your favorite taco toppings. I usually add fresh lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and sour cream. The options are limitless. 

Taco Pizza

And enjoy! 

Taco Pizza

Ingredients

  • 16 oz can can refried beans
  • 1 packet taco seasoning or 2 tablespoons
  • 1 lb ground beef browned and drained well
  • 1-2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • about 2 cups tortilla chips
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 prepared pizza crust preferably deep dish

Instructions

  • In skillet or saucepan, combine cooked ground beef, taco seasoning, refried beans, and salsa over medium high heat. Stir until heated through and bubbly. Spread into pizza crust.

  • Top with crunched taco chips and as much cheese as you like. Bake at 350 until cheese is melted and crust is browned.

  • Remove from oven. Top with favorite taco toppings, and enjoy!

 

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