Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
2 Mins
Cook Time
13 Mins
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

We really like the extra zing of flavor from the fresh cilantro. It adds a nice burst of color to the dish as well. Simply toss some of the distinctive herb on top of the soup just before serving.

Prep: 2 minutes; Cook: 13 minutes

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine chicken and taco seasoning; toss well to coat. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken; sauté 2 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned. Add broth, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.

Step 2

Place beans in a small bowl; mash until only a few whole beans remain. Add beans and salsa to pan, stirring well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thick. Serve with sour cream and cilantro, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good basic recipe

April 05, 2016
I used my own taco seasoning blend, which is low sodium but has more "punch" tna the purchased ones. Additionally, I added a small can of fire-roasted green chilies and a shake of powdered chipotle, and to make it a little heartier on a cold spring day I stirred in 1/2 cup of fideo pasta (or you could break vermicelli into 1" pieces). Subbed plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream, added a squirt of lime and some chopped tomatoes to garnish.  Very good!

q2theheart's Review

January 27, 2014
Interesting. I liked the southwest flavor of the taco mix and the green salsa (I used salsa verde). Very easy to make. I seasoned some chicken breast with crazy salt and pepper and then roasted them in the oven. This gave the soup some dept. I do recommend checking for seasoning before serving. I found that it needed some salt and pepper. Trying to have a good light meal, this is it.

NicolePare's Review

January 23, 2014
This soup was hearty and so easy to throw together on a busy weeknight. Everyone loved it! Here is how I tweaked it: I used 2 packages of Perdue Shortcuts Chicken, 1 packet of taco seasoning mix, 2 boxes of Chicken Stock, 2 cans of white beans--one can I mashed with a fork, the other can I threw in the whole bean, 1 can of corn. I used olive oil to saute a largely diced onion and jarred garlic, then added the chicken coated with taco seasoning. Sauted for a few minutes, then added the other ingredients and let it simmer and served with fresh cilantro. I never would have thought to use taco seasoning mix in a soup--but it was DELISH!

Krisoo's Review

January 07, 2014
Needed a bit more body. I will add a potato next time. Good flavor

cafrom's Review

December 18, 2013

Tonya1973's Review

May 05, 2013

Renee5732's Review

March 16, 2013
This soup was great! And it was so easy, too. Halved the recipe but still used one can of beans. I also subbed normal salsa for the green. It was great; next time I might add a bit more seasoning for more spice.

Tycho12's Review

January 14, 2013
Quite good, but a little bland for me. I didn't have green salsa so used what I had on hand. I added some chili powder, garlic, and sea salt. Topped with a little Mexican style shredded cheese, and a couple of crumbled tortilla chips. I think I'll add some sauteed onions & peppers next time. Definitely will make again.

kwesterfield's Review

December 30, 2012
Very good and very quick! Perfect weeknight dinner in the winter!

ttsholland's Review

May 10, 2012
excellent, serve with Ancho chicken tacos