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Shredded Chicken Taco Soup

Sandi Gaertner
Your whole family will love this easy chicken taco soup. This healthy soup is ready in under 30 minutes!
4.84 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Gluten Free Soup Recipes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 161 kcal


  • 2 large organic chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic * see note
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup green beans chopped
  • 2-3 zuchinni chopped (2 if they are large)
  • 3-4 carrots diced
  • 1 small jalapeno chopped, seeds removed (Be careful, the oils can stay on your fingers for awhile)
  • 32 ounces chicken broth low sodium
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons ground chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt possibly more depending on your taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • green onions corn tortillas, and grated cheese to top


  • In a large soup pot, heat olive oil on medium heat.
  • Add chopped vegetables.
  • Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add two raw whole chicken breasts, broth, spices, and water.
  • Bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium low.
  • Cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove chicken breasts.
  • Using two forks, shred chicken breasts and then return to the pot.
  • Allow to cook 5 minutes.
  • Serve with crushed corn tortillas, cheese, and green onions on top.


  1. To make this recipe paleo, omit the beans, cheese, and sour cream garnish.
  2. I used boneless chicken breasts, but you can also use thighs.
  3. This recipe is a great recipe for avoiding food waste. Use the vegetables you have on-hand!
  4. In the spring, look for green garlic. It adds wonderful flavor. Since it has such a short growing season, use regular garlic cloves if you can't find green garlic.
  5. This gluten free taco soup will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1gCalories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 19gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 1078mgPotassium: 786mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 5622IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 2mg
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