This tastes like taking a bite of taco out of a slow cooker! This family-friendly recipe is so easy to make, and it's great for leftovers so you can stretch the meal out through the week.

6 servings

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (15 oz.) can chili beans, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (10 oz.) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles, not drained
  • 1 (12 oz.) can/bottle lager or amber beer
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning
  • 2 large or 3 small skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Optional garnishes: cheddar cheese, sour cream, crushed tortilla chips


Place onion, beans, corn, tomato sauce, beer and diced tomatoes in slow cooker. Add Taco Seasoning; stir to blend. Lay whole chicken pieces on top of mixture, pressing down slightly until just covered by other ingredients. Set slow cooker on low; cover and cook for 5 hours. Remove chicken from soup and allow to cool long enough to be handled. Shred chicken; return to soup and continue cooking 2 more hours. (If you are not home to take chicken out to shred and return to soup, simply take it out when you get home, shred and return to soup to cook 10 to 15 min. on high setting before serving.)


Serve topped with shredded cheese, sour cream and crushed chips, if desired. This soup freezes well.

Anne Brown, Savory Spice—Sellwood/Portland, OR owner




Customer Reviews ( Add a Review )

5 stars 12/6/17 chicken taco soup
This Taco season is the best I have ever tasted! I ran out once and picked up something at the store and my son told my it wasn't as good as usual! IT'S ALL ABOUT THE TACO SEASON!! The same goes for your Chili season!! FABULOUS!!
4 stars 12/5/14 Garagebabe123
I am so surprised that there is no other comments yet on this yet!! This recipe is super yummy!!! My boys love it, the roommate loves it, my boss..etc... I left out the corn Boiled chicken leg quarters, shredded the chicken and then added it to the pot with about 2 hours of cook time left. I had to double the recipe which made alot. For the beer I used a 24 oz can of Tecate. I wish the recipe would have suggested a beer ... I am new to crock pots and was not sure if I needed to add water.. or if the liquid was the beer. But it turned out like a really yummy chicken chili.
Test Kitchen Response: We're so glad this recipe was a hit for you! We updated the recipe to include a note about what kind of beer to use. A lighter beer is best, so Tecate was the perfect choice.