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8-Can Chicken Taco Soup

Flavorful and Easy 8-Can Chicken Taco Soup Recipe

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Welcome to our kitchen, where we’re about to whip up a delicious and hearty 8-Can Chicken Taco Soup that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds and warm your soul. This recipe is perfect for those busy days when you want something comforting but don’t have the time to spend hours in the kitchen. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal effort, you’ll have a flavorful soup that your whole family will love. Let’s dive in!

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Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can sweet corn kernels, drained
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (12.5 oz.) can chicken breast, drained and shredded
  • 1/2 (15 oz.) can green enchilada sauce (or 1, 10 oz. can)
  • 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles
  • 1 (14 oz.) can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (1 oz.) packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, optional
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Garnish options: sour cream, tortilla chips, avocado

Instructions

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine the pinto beans, black beans, sweet corn, diced tomatoes, shredded chicken, green enchilada sauce, diced green chiles, chicken broth, and taco seasoning.
  2. If desired, add optional spices such as cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder for extra flavor.
  3. Stir the ingredients together until well combined.
  4. Place the pot over medium heat and bring the soup to a simmer.
  5. Allow the soup to simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
  7. Once the soup is heated through and the flavors have melded, it’s ready to serve.
  8. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with sour cream, tortilla chips, and avocado if desired.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy!

Cook Notes and Variations

  • Add More Veggies: Feel free to add in extra vegetables like bell peppers, onions, or zucchini for added nutrition and flavor.
  • Make it Spicy: If you like your soup with a kick, add some diced jalapenos or a dash of hot sauce to the mix.
  • Creamy Texture: For a creamier texture, stir in a dollop of cream cheese or sour cream towards the end of cooking.
  • Vegetarian Option: Omit the chicken and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth for a vegetarian version of this soup.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Can I use fresh chicken instead of canned? A: Absolutely! You can use cooked, shredded chicken breasts or thighs instead of canned chicken. Simply cook the chicken beforehand and shred it before adding it to the soup.

Q: Can I freeze this soup? A: Yes, this soup freezes well! Allow it to cool completely before transferring it to freezer-safe containers. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat on the stove or in the microwave until heated through.

Q: Is this soup keto-friendly? A: While this soup contains beans and corn which are higher in carbohydrates, you can make it keto-friendly by omitting these ingredients and increasing the amounts of low-carb vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Additionally, be sure to use a keto-friendly enchilada sauce and taco seasoning.

Q: How can I make this soup less spicy? A: If you prefer a milder soup, you can reduce or omit the diced green chiles and chili powder. You can also add more broth or diced tomatoes to dilute the spiciness.

Keto Version

To make a keto-friendly version of this soup, simply omit the beans and corn and use low-carb vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes instead. Additionally, be sure to use a keto-friendly enchilada sauce and taco seasoning.

Low-Carb Version

For a low-carb version of this soup, reduce the amount of beans and corn used or omit them entirely. You can also replace them with lower-carb alternatives like cauliflower florets or diced zucchini.

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There you have it – a delicious and easy 8-Can Chicken Taco Soup recipe that’s perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. With just a handful of pantry staples and minimal prep work, you can have a comforting and flavorful meal on the table in no time. Feel free to customize this recipe to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. Enjoy!

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