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Dinner does not get any easier than this 7 Can Chicken Taco Soup! Dump 7 cans into a pot plus some seasonings and that’s it! Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream. You won’t believe how yummy & easy it is.

7 Can Chicken Taco Soup | 7 Can Soup Recipe | Soup Recipe | Dinner does not get any easier than this 7 can chicken taco soup! Dump 7 cans into a pot plus some seasonings and that's it! Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream. You won't believe how yummy & easy it is.


I am sure you have seen some version of this ‘7 or 8 can soup’ floating around Pinterest. I’ve made it more times than I can count but never posted it on the blog because… it uses canned chicken!

I have never even used canned chicken before this 7 can soup recipe appeared in my life. I am telling you, that it’s so good and easy that I specifically keep canned chicken on hand just for this recipe. 

If you have any issues with canned products well then come back tomorrow because today is all about the cans!

7 Can Chicken Taco Soup | 7 Can Soup Recipe | Soup Recipe | Dinner does not get any easier than this 7 can chicken taco soup! Dump 7 cans into a pot plus some seasonings and that's it! Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream. You won't believe how yummy & easy it is.


Chicken Broth – This recipe calls for one can of low-sodium chicken broth and I highly recommend using the low-sodium broth. I have made it a few times with regular chicken broth and we all find it to be way to salty.

Green Chile Enchilada Sauce – You will find this in the Mexican food aisle by the beans and salsa. I always use ‘mild’ so my kids will eat it, but feel free to use a ‘medium’ or ‘hot’ enchilada sauce. I’ve had some readers use red enchilada sauce with success but we definitely prefer the green chile enchilada sauce. 

Canned Chicken – This may be a questionable ingredient to most but trust me, no one will tell the difference, and it makes this soup a ‘7 can’ soup and it makes this soup so easy to make. And quick too! I will only buy the Costco brand of canned chicken because it really is the best. Buy whatever kind you want just make sure it’s the same size as called for in the recipe. 

Canned Beans – Use whatever kind of beans you prefer. I love the pinot and black beans together in this soup, but use 2 cans of the same bean or substitute with whatever type of beans you want. 

Petite Diced Tomatoes – These are just canned diced tomatoes that are cut small which makes them perfect for this soup. Use regular diced tomatoes if you can’t find the petite diced tomatoes. 

Canned Corn 

Taco Seasoning Packet – I always use the mild version of taco seasoning. Again, you can use homemade taco seasoning if you want. 1 packet of taco seasoning is about 2-3 tablespoons of homemade seasoning. 

7 Can Chicken Taco Soup | 7 Can Soup Recipe | Soup Recipe | Dinner does not get any easier than this 7 can chicken taco soup! Dump 7 cans into a pot plus some seasonings and that's it! Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream. You won't believe how yummy & easy it is.


  • If you really don’t want to use canned chicken then substitute with 2 cups of shredded or chopped cooked chicken. At least try it once with the canned chicken and I am betting you’ll love it!
  • To increase the spice factor in this soup use hot enchilada sauce or you can even throw in a can of diced green chilies. 
  • The recipe as is, is not spicy at all. I always mix my kids’ soup with some sour cream which helps make the spice non existent. 
  • Our favorite toppings are sour cream, shredded cheese, and tortilla chips! We love to dip the chips into the soup. Yum.

Dinner does not get any easier than this 7 can chicken taco soup! Dump 7 cans into a pot plus some seasonings and that's it! Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream. You won't believe how yummy & easy it is.



7 Can Chicken Taco Soup | 7 Can Soup Recipe | Soup Recipe | Dinner does not get any easier than this 7 can chicken taco soup! Dump 7 cans into a pot plus some seasonings and that's it! Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream. You won't believe how yummy & easy it is.
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7 Can Chicken Taco Soup

Author Jessica
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Dinner does not get any easier than this 7 Can Chicken Taco Soup! Dump 7 cans into a pot plus some seasonings and that's it! Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream. You won't believe how yummy & easy it is.


  • 1 can black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 can pinto beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 can sweet corn (drained)
  • 1 can (12.5 oz) chicken breast (drained & flaked)
  • 1 can (10 oz) green enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (14 oz) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Combine all ingredients into a large soup pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling reduce heat to low and let simmer for at least 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sour cream, and avocado!



Use 1 1/2 cups of your own shredded chicken if that is what you prefer.
I use a packet of mild taco seasoning.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 825mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2.6mg

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    1. 5 stars
      I added fresh cilantro and cheese tortellini to this!!! Family loved it!!!

    2. 5 stars
      Try with Costco’s shredded roast chicken. They have vacumed packed shredded roasted chicken in the prepared food case. So good in the soup with zero fuss.

    3. 5 stars
      I also add a can of mild diced green chilis ( 7oz) and a half teaspoon of onion powder

      1. Glad I found this recipe as the weather is starting to get cooler. I’ll be making this recipe for the upcoming week.
        I don’t have green enchilada sauce, but have mild red enchilada sauce so I’ll use this instead. My husband isn’t a fan of tomatoes so I’ll omit those and no canned broth, but have a chicken bouillon cube and dilute so it’s not so salty as mentioned. Super excited to try this!

  2. Great weekday meal! Fast and easy!

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yes it is! Surprisingly, I don’t even mind the canned chicken in this soup 🙂 Although, I have made it before using shredded chicken I cooked in the crock pot beforehand. So good either way. Thanks for coming back to let me know.

      1. Julia Brown says:

        I like to use shredded grilled pieces of chicken bought at chick fil a. Good added flavor.

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  4. How many servings is this and portion size ?

    1. Together As Family says:

      Hi Margie! Sorry my reply is so late. My comments have been down while I’ve been switching hosts for my site. I would say that it makes enough for 6 good sized adult servings.

      1. Hi! do you know how many calories are in each serving?

        1. 5 stars
          When I added mine up, it had about 290 per serving without the added toppings.

          1. This recipe is spectacular. I added the ingredients in your notes and fell in love with it even more. Will definitely use this recipe again!!

      2. 5 stars
        Great recipe for a simple but delicious recipe! Thank you so much for sharing it!

        1. Together as Family says:

          You’re so welcome! Glad you liked it!

  5. Coed Thornton says:

    I will use real chicken and what other ingred. around the house….yummmmmm

    1. Together As Family says:

      Using real chicken works really well too! I’ve made it both ways (with the canned chicken and the real chicken) and we loved them both. Thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂

    2. I have everything for this besides the green enchilada sauce. Is there anything else I can use in its place?

      1. Together As Family says:

        You could just try leaving it out as I am not sure what you could replace with it. You’d be missing out on that flavor so maybe use a can of diced green chilies instead. Just an idea 🙂

      2. I used Green Salsa & it Tasted Delish!!

        1. Can you use red enchilada sauce?

          1. Together As Family says:

            Yes you could!

          2. Thank you!

          3. Jenny Murphy says:

            did you try the soup with the red sauce? I have red and green sauce at home, just wondering if the soup made with the red sauce was good, my boyfriend turns his nose up at green sauce, but I love it! thank you!

          4. Together As Family says:

            Red sauce would work just fine. I’ve never used it cause we prefer the green. The red sauce can sometimes be spicy, depending on the brand you buy, so that’s the main reason I don’t use it.

          5. Robin Elliott says:

            I always use red enchilada sauce. My grocery store only carries the red kind. It is delicious and not too spicy. I’m not a big fan of spicy food. It’s the only change I make to this recipe besides shredded my own chicken breast. It is always a hit!

  6. I can’t wait to try this recipe. What do you suggest serving with as a side? I know it’s kind of a complete meal in a pot but I’d love to have at least one other food on the table with it.

    1. Together As Family says:

      Hi Amanda! I either serve this with cornbread (we all love cornbread in my family) or some fruit. My kids really like kiwi and pineapple or I’ll use whatever fruit I have. For the most part, I always serve it with cornbread because it’s something we all love. This is the recipe that I keep coming back to, it’s really yummy!

      1. Ellie Yeakey says:

        Spanish rice is really easy to make also. Cook the rice an oil tell Browns add to can of tomato soup diced to chopped onions. Garlic salt and salt till Rye starts cooking bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until rice is tender delicious

        1. Jessica Hornsby says:

          Ellie I actually put a pkg of the Knorr’s Spanish rice IN this recipe! I use a whole box of chicken broth though so there’s plenty of broth for the rice to soak up as it cooks. It almost makes it more of a “gumbo” bc there- less liquid (especially the next day) but my family LOVES it this way

          1. 5 stars
            Jessica, I tried this for the first time tonight and added the Knorr Spanish rice and 4 cups of chicken broth and it was AWESOME!!! Thank you for the recommendation!! I accidentally had saved your comment in my recipe document as Ellie suggesting this, so wanted to come and find the actual comment and give you credit <3

    2. Super yummy and EASY soup! Amanda, I served it with chopped green onions, shredded cheddar, chopped cilantro, sour cream, lime wedges and tortilla chips. They could just add what they wanted. I liked everything. ?

    3. Verde sauce works well as a substitute if you have it on hand.

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  8. My family loves this recipe, I’ve been making it twice a week. I use precooked chicken breasts. I tweaked it the first time I made it because I didn’t have enchilada sauce when I thought I did. I used a jar of mild salsa verda instead, and it was so amazing that we keep doing it that way.

    1. Together As Family says:

      So good to hear! I love the idea of the salsa verde, that would bring so much flavor to this soup. I love those adaptable recipes that you can swap ingredients and it still turns out amazing. Thanks for letting me know 🙂

      1. Can a jar of salsa be used instead ?

        1. Together As Family says:

          Yes it can! It would be really good too. I might try that next time I make this soup.

  9. So easy…but I would also add a couple of diced jalapeños ? And top with tortilla strips!

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yes, jalapenos are a good addition for some heat. I agree that tortilla chips are a must 🙂 That’s my kids’ favorite part of this soup.

  10. What about just using red enchilada sauce? You think that would taste good?

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yes that would be fine. I prefer the green because I don’t think it’s as spicy. Plus, the red may give the soup a really dark color but taste wise it would work just fine.

    2. Jacqueline says:

      I have only ever used red it it’s place, it’s delicious.

    3. I just made this tonight with mild red enchilada sauce because we didn’t have green. It’s good either way!

  11. do you add water to this?

    1. Together As Family says:

      No. Just the ingredients called for in the recipe 🙂

  12. This is ine of my facorites however i sub the pinto and black veans with ranch style beans, daines but not rinsed and i use rotisserie chicken!

    1. Together As Family says:

      I love the ranch style beans! I had never thought to use those in this soup. Thanks 🙂 And I am so glad you enjoy this. I’ve actually made it with rotisserie chicken too and its delicious.

  13. Jenny Yuhasz says:

    I love to make anything that can be quickly put together and tastes delicious! With 3 Grandchildren living with me, their Mom and a brand new baby boy, we are truly a very busy family! With Soccer practises, games, music performances, High School and Middle School events we sometimes eat on the run. Keep the recipes and ideas coming.

    1. Together As Family says:

      You sound BUSY! Yes, I love fast dinners too 🙂 Thank you so much for being here!

  14. This is a very good recipe my kids love it. One thing I do is I slightly over spice it with red pepper flakes. Then add sour cream to bring the heat back down makes it wonerfuly creamy. Thanks again for the recipe

    1. Together As Family says:

      So happy you all enjoy this! This recipe is very adaptable too which I love.

  15. Mary Kay Karen says:

    Love it. I bought 2 6 packs of Costco’s canned chicken breasts by accident and was wondering what in the world to do with it all. Busy lives – and this was fast and SO good. Thanks! Added chick peas as I didn’t have pinto beans and was just as good, and I also didn’t have green enchilada sauce so used green Verde Salsa instead. Nice little kick to it!

    1. Together As Family says:

      I love your changes. Yum! I buy the Costco chicken specifically for this recipe. We love it and Costco has the best canned chicken 🙂

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  17. I made this soup last night with a few minor adjustments. First a made my own taco seasoning which I found on line very easily, and took about 2 minutes to throw together and if you want to do this you would use two tablespoons. Next I bought two cans of diced jalapeños. With these I actually added them to the canned chicken. I put some olive oil in a pan put the can jalapeños in the pan and sauteed the canned chicken, as I’m not really a fan of canned chicken and I got it on sale. This is where I added the cumin, chilli powder, and garlic powder. In with the chicken and jalapeños. The rest of the recipe I did pretty much the same I did use low sodium tomatos, black beans, and pinto beans. As well as spick green enchilada sauce. Put it all together add my 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning and let it cook for the time needed.
    Taco seasoning recipe

    1tbl chili powder
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 tsp onion powder
    1/4 tsp oregano
    1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
    1/2 tsp paprika
    1 1/2 tsp cumin
    1tsp black pepper or Cayenne please be careful with the heat of the cayenne pepper if you chose to use that.
    1tsp sea salt (optional) I didn’t use the salt.

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yummy! Your changes sounds delicious. I’ll have to try the taco seasoning you mentioned. Probably much healthier and less sodium than store-bought packs 🙂

  18. Very easy to make, very economical, and very quick – love it!

  19. Very good and easy! I was gifted some canned chicken and was delighted to find you liked it in this recipe and I agree. I used salt-free taco seasoning mix, chopped fresh tomatoes and added some peppers and onions. I rinsed the beans and forgot to drain and rinse the corn, but it did not effect the dish, except adding more sodium than I wanted.

    1. Together As Family says:

      So good to hear. Thanks Kat 🙂 I agree, the canned chicken is surprisingly really good in this soup! Never thought I would say that about canned chicken, haha.

      1. Hi, question about soup. If I need to drain canned beans and corn, what other liquid will be used besides the chicken broth? Or is that enough liquid for the soup? ?

        1. Together As Family says:

          The chicken broth + the green enchilada sauce is enough liquid for the soup. I’ve made it more times than I can count and it’s never too chunky or too liquidy. It’s just right.

  20. Krislin Hutchinson says:

    Absolutely amazing recipie so easy and soo sooo good the kiddos like it too.

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yay! This is the easiest recipe I have on the blog. So glad to hear you all enjoyed it!

  21. I used this but let it boil down a little more until it was really thick and used it as a layer dip for tortilla chips. So one layer of “soup” then one layer of cheese then one layer of sour cream and then start over! We’ve tried it lots of ways but this way is my personal favorite.

    1. Together As Family says:

      Oh my! That sounds so delicious. I may have to steal your idea and try it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  22. Could I replace one of the cans of beans with hominy? I’m worried it may be a little bean heavy for my liking, but I’m unsure if hominy would work.

    1. Together As Family says:

      If you’re worried about too many beans you could always just not add one of them. I’ve never had hominy so I can’t say for sure. I think hominy has something to do with corn, right? You could always try it and see, or just not add one of the cans of beans. The soup may be slightly thinner. Or, if you like corn you could also add 2 cans of corn? That’s always an option too. Good luck!

  23. My family loved this soup, and I loved that it was fast and easy to make on a busy weeknight. I used frozen corn and fresh chicken breast just because I had them on hand. Added cilantro and green onions to the melted cheese and sour cream and topped it all with the avocado slices. I also doubled it for my family of five and had some leftovers the following night. It was a very hearty meal. I predict this will become a family favorite.

    1. Together As Family says:

      So glad you loved this. And yes, this soup is so adaptable which makes it perfect for family dinner. I love all the toppings you added. The avocado is a must for me whenever I make this 🙂

  24. How long would you suggest cooking this recipe in a crockpot?

    1. Together As Family says:

      It would not need long. Maybe 2-3 hours. Or it might possibly work just by keeping it on the warm setting all day.

      1. 5 stars
        Love this recipe it is so simple and easy, I had no problems making it only thing I changed was I didn’t have any taco seasoning so I used a package of chili powder seasoning. was great!!

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  26. Can you make this in the crockpot?

    1. Together As Family says:

      It would not need very long in the crockpot. I’ve never tried it but I would say cook on low for 2 to 4 hours possibly.

  27. This looks yummy and pretty healthy. Next trip to grocery store and that will be on for dinner. I think I will get a rotisserie chicken, preseasoned and ready to go! And…I know my husband will like this too!

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yes, rotisserie chicken would be amazing in this soup! Enjoy 🙂

  28. I enjoyed this recipe because it was so quick! Reminded me of chicken tortilla soup which is a favorite of mine. I found it to be a bit salty so I would probably use low sodium beans, broth, etc. next time.

    1. Together As Family says:

      The recipe calls for the low sodium broth 🙂 I first tried this recipe with the full salt, regular broth and I too thought it was salty. The reduced sodium broth really makes a difference. So glad you enjoyed this soup and thanks for coming back to let me know.

  29. Shari Ratkovich says:

    Can you freeze this 7 can soup

    1. Together As Family says:

      I am sure that would be just fine. I have never done it but I see no reason why it would not work out. Let me know if you try it 🙂

  30. We double the chicken and also eat it with cornbread. Thanks for that receipe.

    1. Together As Family says:

      Oh yum! I love cornbread with taco soup.

  31. 5 stars
    I am recovering from surgery and was looking for something easy that my teenage son could fix for a church potluck. He doubled the recipe and added more chicken. It was a big hit!! We will definitely be having this again. Quick and easy and delicious flavor! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Together As Family says:

      So sorry about surgery. But that makes me happy to hear that your son made this! I am so glad everyone enjoyed the soup. Good luck with your recovery 🙂

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  35. 5 stars
    I just made this and love it! Super easy and I like that you can add whatever toppings so it keeps the base soup very healthy (mine came out to 208 calories and yielded 8 1-cup servings). I used low sodium black beans and broth And thought the seasoning was perfect but you could use all low sodium if you’re watching your salt and then salt to taste.

  36. I have planned to fix this taco soup for 5th Sunday Church dinner! I noticed I picked up the “Cream of Chicken” broth instead of just Chicken broth? Is this a problem? Thanks for your help

    1. Together As Family says:

      I think it would be fine. It will just be thicker than the normal. Maybe add 1 cup of water or something. Sorry this reply is late!

  37. 5 stars
    I can’t wait to try this as I LOVE soups and stews and can live on them. I think I will add fresh cilantro and throw in a can of roasted green chilies (love them!). Have you tried the fire roasted tomatoes? I bet they are great in this dish. Happy eating!

    1. Together As Family says:

      The fire roasted tomatoes have so much flavor and would be great in this soup. I just prefer the small diced pieces of the petite tomatoes so that’s what I always use.

  38. We loved it. Juice left over was so good, I’m going to cook some red beans in it. Was going to rehash the leftovers, but all that was left was mostly the liquid. Putting in dry red beans and another can of diced tomatos and green enchilada sauce. Should be yummy too.

    1. Together As Family says:

      So glad you loved this! I love your idea of using the leftover liquid. It’s brilliant. Thank you so much for coming back to leave your comment.

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  40. Breeannah says:

    Im actually making it right now. The only substitute I did was ground turkey instead of chicken because I don’t eat canned chicken and also because I didn’t get to thaw any chicken out. It smells great. I can’t wait to eat it.

    1. Together As Family says:

      That’s a great substitution. Enjoy!

  41. Lela Gallentine says:

    5 stars
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS SOUP, SOUP, SOUP! So good, so easy! I substituted a can of hot fire roasted chilies for the enchilada sauce. Tasted great! And I always have chicken cooked in the freezer, so I sub’d that, too. SO GOOD!!!

  42. My family loved this. It was so easy to make. I used the canned chicken, who knew, only me! Thanks for the recipe

  43. 5 stars
    I couldn’t find a can of organic green enchilada sauce so I replaced it with a can of organic red. It makes up for the fact that I don’t put a pack of taco seasoning in it due to it possibly having soybean oil. I also cooked the chicken in the crockpot. Absolutely delicious and easy meal. Thank you thank you thank you!

  44. Jessa R Morgen says:

    4 stars
    This is great! We made it using Chicken Tenderloin since we couldn’t find canned chicken, Red Enchilada Sauce instead of green, and we added Adobo and Sofrito for some extra flavor. But it’s absolutely delicious and we’ll most definitely be making it again!

  45. Valerie Nordin says:

    Sorry I can’t find it anywhere but how do you adjust this to make it in instant pot? I just got an instant pot so I’m not good at figuring out how to adapt things yet.

    1. Together As Family says:

      I am not good at that either 🙂 This recipe literally takes about 10 minutes on the stove top. I think it would take longer in the instant pot because it has to come to pressure and all that. If you do use the IP, I would only cook it for like 1 or 2 minutes. But again, I have never tried it so I am just guessing.

  46. Joanie Splain says:

    4 stars
    Wow, made this today and it was delicious. Doubled the chicken and halfed the chili powder. Could not find green enchilada
    so I used salsa verde. Can easily be spiced up for those that like that. Used sour cream to mellow. Frankie’s is always in the refrig.
    Could use more recipes like this AND an electric can opener!

    1. Together As Family says:

      So glad to hear this! I prefer a manual can opener so this recipe gives me a workout for sure, haha 🙂

    2. Wiletta I Dotson says:


      1. Together As Family says:

        I hope you love this recipe. And yes, hopefully you can get an electric can opener cause this recipe has lots of cans 🙂

  47. 5 stars
    I made this several months ago and my husband and 1 year old loved it! I’m now overdue with baby #2 and remembered this recipe and will be making it tonight. It is so easy and delicious that I don’t mind making it. Thank you so much for this recipe! I was skeptical of the canned chicken the first time, but wow! You can’t tell!

    1. Together As Family says:

      Congrats on baby #2! And yes, I was skeptical of the canned chicken (still am every time I make this, haha) but you can’t tell and it’s really so easy. So glad you all like this soup.

  48. Linda Johns says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is delicious! Was searching for a recipe to use up some canned chicken that even our dogs did not like. Found this soup and had most of the ingredients. Did not have the green Enchilada sauce, but had Frontera’s red sauce in a pouch. Used this plus a 4 oz can of green chilies. Added a jalapeno and green onions because I always have to add something. Cannot believe how good this soup is. I would serve this to guests anytime. Maybe I’ll add corn bread! Probably will never buy canned chicken again, but will definitely make this with my own chicken. Thanks for a wonderfully easy and delicious soup!

    1. Together As Family says:

      haha Yea, this is the only recipe I use canned chicken in. So glad you enjoyed it and thanks for your comment.

  49. 5 stars
    Love this recipe.

    Question: how big is a serving? Says it makes 6 servings at 162 cal each

    1. Together As Family says:

      I will have to go find my notes and double check but I am fairly certain it’s 1 1/2 cups of soup per serving.

  50. Super yummy and extremely fast. Made it right now after injuring my foot needed something fast. Sour cream and some cheese make it perfect. Tortilla chips for sure next time lol 🙂
    Thank you so much.

  51. Nancy Sutta Berns says:

    Can the same amount of Salsa Verde be used in place of Green Enchilada Sauce?

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yes that would work just fine.

  52. I just wanted to know what I could replace the tomatoes with?

    1. Together As Family says:

      Just leave them out if you don’t want them 🙂

  53. Has anyone ever omitted the tomatoes? My family doesn’t like them and I wondered if it eoulcc dc turn out ok without them? Thank you.

    1. Together As Family says:

      it would be fine to just not add them 🙂

    2. 5 stars
      Ashley, you asked “Has anyone ever omitted the tomatoes?” “Anyone ever” is very broad and nearly impossible to answer. Presumably someone has, but whether that person happens to be on this site reading the comments is questionable.

      If you skip them, you will have a thicker bean-er soup. Perhaps add some liquid – more broth or water, for example.

  54. April Bracker says:

    We sub hominy for the corn and love the texture. Also, I’ve never used the green sauce but can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  55. This was excellent! Definitely a keeper!

  56. Brenda Zeigenbein says:

    Have you tried it with Rotel instead of taco seasoning? I just made it according to the directions other than not using a full packet of taco seasoning and using two cans of chicken. We liked it…….. but next time I am going to change it up with Rotel. I like what Rotel does for my chili and I am thinking we might like it better than with the taco seasoning. Of course, then it would not be taco soup. Lol

    1. Together As Family says:

      I would just add the rotel along with the taco seasoning. It will give it more spice and flavor. Enjoy! I don’t use rotel just because it’s spicy for my kids.

  57. 5 stars

    I absolutely LOVE this soup! I only just saw it on imgur a few weeks ago, but I’ve made it several times since. I’m even making it again this weekend to ‘show off’ when my parents come visit, ha! It’s genuinely one of my favorite meals now! And I cannot believe how easy it is!! <3 Pretty sure it'll be my mom's favorite after this weekend, too; this is right up her alley AND quick to make! Uggghhh and it makes the whole house smell wonderful!

    We can't keep these leftovers in the house, because it's so good we keep sneaking down to the fridge for spoonfuls or bowls, even cold! I've doubled it for lots of guests, spiced it up with spicier enchilada sauce and/or jalapenos, cooled it off for kids, and had it exactly as listed – and I get compliments and empty bowls every time. Let it simmer a bit longer for a thicker soup, or add rice, or thicken more and throw it in tortillas, or… I'm gonna stop; the possibilities are endless!

    Anyone antsy at all about using the canned chicken… TRY IT! I wasn't at all sold on it, but I tried to just follow the recipe, and I LOVE it. It's sooo easy, and it tastes amazing! I put the broth, sauce, and tomatos in first, then the chicken, amd maybe let them simmer together for a couple minutes if I have time, and it's mouth-watering every single time. I admit I haven't tried it with leftover whole chicken or rotisserie or anything yet, but I don't even feel the need to.

    (PS – I'm not even sorry 99% of my sentences end with at least one exclamation point! That's how genuinely happy I am about this recipe! SO HA!!!!)


    1. Together As Family says:

      I love exclamation points!! 🙂 SO happy to hear you loved this recipe. Thanks for visiting.

  58. Canned jackfruit is a good meat free option! It shreds up like chicken!

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yes it is! Never tried it myself but I’ve heard great things. Thanks for sharing.

  59. Toni cutbirth says:

    7 can taco soup was delicious & soooooo easy!! Followed recipe except my husband prefers beef so substituted 1 lb.. ground beef, added a 4oz can green chilies & onion powder. Next time will try red enchilada sauce as that is my preference.

  60. 5 stars
    I made this recipe last night. It is divinely delicious! I used all unsalted beans, broth, tomatoes and veggies thinking I could always add salt later. Didn’t have any green enchilada sauce, so used a small can of Herdez salsa instead. I ended up adding a little more stock at the end. Actually forgot to add cheese at the end, but put a teaspoon of sour cream on top & tortilla chips. The salt from the chips was enough for me. Absolutely love it and there are so many ways you can add & subtract ingredients from what is available in your pantry.

  61. 5 stars
    Best thing since sliced bread. In fact better. I always have a nice hearty meal sitting on the Shelf ready to go

  62. 5 stars
    Love this easy, rich tasting recipe.

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  64. 5 stars
    I’ve made this several times and my husband and I really like it. The only changes I make are that I use about a half-pound of lean ground beef and beef broth instead of chicken and chicken broth and I only use a couple of teaspoons of the taco seasoning mix instead of the entire packet. I’ve used ranch style beans when I didn’t have pinto beans and I think I might like that even better. It’s one of the few soups that is hearty enough that I don’t mind not having crackers or cornbread with it. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

    1. Together As Family says:

      That is brilliant to use ranch style beans in this soup. I love those! Even chili beans too would be delicious. Thank you for your comment and your review. And tip on the beans. I think I am using those ranch style beans next time for sure.

  65. 5 stars
    Great soup recipe. I didn’t have green enchilada sauce so I used a jar of salsa verde instead. I also crumpled a few touch of lime tortilla chips and it went really well with the soup. I also used rotisserie chicken instead of canned chicken. This was a hit with my entire family!

  66. Amber Laloux says:

    Do you know if this recipe is safe for canning?

    1. Together As Family says:

      So sorry but I have no experience with canning so I am probably not the best person to ask 🙂 Wish I could help more.

  67. Monique McMillon says:

    5 stars
    It was delicious served with a cheese quesadilla.

  68. This sounds delicious! Would love to make it but I’m allergic to beans and all legumes. Any suggestions? I’ve just discovered Costco canned chicken. It was so good in chicken salad I’m looking for more recipes. Thank you!

    1. Together As Family says:

      I LOVE the Costco canned chicken. It really is so yummy. As far as alternatives you could just leave the beans out completely, add another can of corn (they have a fiesta canned corn with corn + peppers that would be yummy in this soup), or maybe add another variety of diced tomatoes. Just some ideas. Hope they help 🙂

  69. I’m wondering – if you leave out the broth, could it just be a dip – sounds like that would be yummy!

    1. Together As Family says:

      I think so? I have never done that so I really don’t know.

  70. allie lewis says:

    5 stars
    My family loved this soup! I added more chicken to mine with some more broth.

  71. 5 stars
    Couldn’t believe how easy and delicious this was- great weeknight meal when you are in a hurry!!!

  72. 5 stars
    This is a super recipe! Very easy & quite tasty. I will definitely be making it again.

  73. Christine @ myblissfulmess says:

    5 stars
    Oh my… I just have one word for this soup, DELICIOUS! It’s so easy to put together, I love it! I made a batch of this to have for lunch all week last week. I was looking for something healthy (low in WW points) and something incredibly simple because I just didn’t have a lot of prep time last week. This was PERFECT! I used 99% fat-free ground turkey breast in place of the canned chicken. I just browned it up in a little olive oil before adding the rest of the ingredients. It’s so healthy, so filling, and so full of flavor. I can’t say enough good things about your recipe. It’s just so yummy! Thank you so much for this recipe! If anyone else reading this is a WW like me and is curious, it’s 1 point on the blue and purple plans and 7 on the green plan. I did not include any optional toppings in that calculation. If you haven’t made this, you MUST!

  74. 5 stars
    The whole family, even the toddler, loved it! Changed out the green sauce for a mild enchilada sauce and left out the extra chili powder since there was some in the red sauce and it was yummy. We put Mexican cheese and crushed tortilla chips on to.

  75. 5 stars
    This recipe got me through graduate school!! Quick and easy to make. I love that I can keep all the ingredients in my pantry, so it’s ready to make even if I haven’t gone to the grocery store recently!

    1. Together As Family says:

      That is why I love this recipe! I always have the ingredients on hand too so it’s always my go-to when I have not been to the store. So happy it helped with grad school!

  76. Kim Owings says:

    I made this last night. I used 2 cans of chicken and the 20 oz can of green enchilada sauce and it turned out great! I highly recommend for a yummy quick soup.

  77. Cheryl. M says:

    Delicious and easy. Added some hot green chilis to give it more kick. Adding to my list of favs.

  78. Alicia Johnson says:

    Can you tell me how much is in a serving, like one cup or two cups…? Also the nutrient information is that per serving or for the entire thing?
    Thank you

    1. Together As Family says:

      It is for one serving and it’s 1 cup per serving. It does not include any toppings. Just the soup.

  79. Kayla Patton says:

    5 stars
    Super easy and super good! My whole family loves this soup!

  80. Beverley Pritchett says:

    5 stars
    Omitted the black beans for my family taste. But the recipe is our favorite. Taste great and it’s quick and easy.

  81. 5 stars
    I love your recipe and followed your recipe. I added some Rot-tel, 2 packages of taco seasoning, I didn’t have green used tomatoes and I used real chicken. Everything else you suggested!

  82. Beverly K Short says:

    5 stars
    I love 7 Bean Soup I have always used the Pioneer Woman’s recipe and she adds about 8 oz Velvetta cheese to her’s at the end. A great winter soup.

  83. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe at least 15 times. We absolutely love it! Especially during winter months, here in Minnesota! Thank you!!

  84. 5 stars
    Easy, delicious pantry meal.

  85. 5 stars
    Perfect Pantry Meal! Delicious, Easy and Economical. I have made this 4 times in the last few months, always turns out great. Once I needed to stretch it to serve more people and served it over rice. Yummy!

  86. 4 stars
    I was trying to find low KCal recipes for my husband, who’s trying to lose weight and who has zero tolerance or capacity for counting calories, or carbs, etc. This was a fantastic recipe, and easy as hell. Even with my modifications–I cooked 3 small chix breasts and used those; made my own pintos (didn’t have a can) and took the diced tomates and ran them through the blender (spouse doesn’t like bits o’tomato floating around in stuff). Even with those mods, it was terrific. If I’d known how much he (and I) were going to like it, I’d have doubled it and frozen half. Highly recommend and perfect for dieters. Next time, I might go the dump route with all canned ingredients, but this seems to be a pretty fungible and forgiving recipe. Well done.

  87. 4 stars
    My husband loved this and I loved the ease, even though I a) cooked chicken for it, b) cooked Pintos for it and c) had to puree/blend the diced tomatoes for it, as Himself doesn’t care for chunks of tomato in his food. (Don’t ask). BUT, it was still easy, he loved it and all the “cans” are on my next shopping list, esp. as he’s trying to lose weight–and this is seriously diet-friendly stuff.

    Question–have any of you ladies done anything like sneaking in riced cauliflower, maybe from frozen, or the like? Or Zoodles? Anything like that? I’m on a quest to find food he’ll love (or at least like…sigh) that is healthier and filling. Anybody? I was thinking that the riced (from frozen) cooked cauliflower couldn’t change the flavor much…

  88. I followed the recipe with one exception. I added a cup of water to cut down on the spice/salt. It was delicious.

  89. 5 stars
    This recipe is spectacular. I added the ingredients in your notes and fell in love with it even more. Will definitely use this recipe again!!

  90. 5 stars
    This was so quick and easy and was surprisingly delicious! I used rotisserie chicken instead of canned, but followed the recipe exactly as written. This will definitely be a regular dinner recipe in our house. Thank you!

    1. Together as Family says:

      Love the idea of using rotisserie chicken! Thank you for your comment!

  91. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for my guy and I and it was perfect and so delicious on a cold winters night. Will definitely be making again and got a thumbs up from my guy.
    The only thing I didn’t add was the bell peppers because I didn’t have any. I will add them next time.

    1. Together as Family says:

      So glad you liked it! Thank you for your comment!

  92. 5 stars
    This is the best tasting soup I think I’ve ever had. I used a small roasted chicken and shredded it. Froze half of it and it was just as good as it was when I first made it. Thank you so much for the recipe.

    1. Together as Family says:

      So glad to hear you liked it! I love it when a recipe can be frozen for later.

  93. We really enjoy this soup! Even the grandkids liked it😊 I’m glad to see some people using the red sauce, I have a can and didn’t know what to do with it.

    1. Together as Family says:

      Kids are the ultimate test! Happy to hear the recipe turned out good!

  94. Making for a church supper tonight. I use Sam’s Members Mark Chicken which is great, too. I usually dislike canned chicken. I had a thought, but I’ll not use tonight. It would be a great way to clean out those partially used salsa’s in the fridge, but maybe I’m the only one with a half dozen different jars with a small bit in them (1/3 to a good tablespoon).

    1. Together as Family says:

      That’s such a great idea with the salsa! I totally understand, because you might open a new jar for a new flavor or because an old jar didn’t have enough for a recipe!

  95. Marty Nichols says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is so good. I make it several times in the cold season. Thank you!

    1. Together as Family says:

      Same! It’s the perfect comfort food and it comes together easy and quick!

  96. Pam RODWICK says:

    5 stars
    Can’t beat having dinner in 30 minutes. I use “Nothing But Bouillon”. Yummy but addictive!

    1. Together as Family says:

      I love a 30 minute dinner!

  97. 5 stars
    This is one of my favorite soup. So easy too.

    1. Together as Family says:

      Thank you!

  98. Danielle Bennett says:

    Love this recipe. I have made several times. I do add extra can black beans, green enchilada sauce and 2 extra cans of chicken.

    1. Together as Family says:

      Love the additions! Thanks for your comment!

  99. 5 stars
    going to make this and add a cup of sour cream and avocado

    1. Together as Family says:

      Interesting! I’m curious to know how you like it!

  100. 5 stars
    This taco soup is the best soup with a lot of flavor. My husband likes it as well.

    1. Together as Family says:

      I love the flavor of this taco soup- it’s a family favorite! So glad you and your husband both liked it!

  101. 5 stars
    I love this recipe. It’s so easy to sub things if needed. You can modify it as you see fit. If you have less of one thing it’ll probably be fine. My kids like it too!

    1. Together as Family says:

      Perfect words to summarize why this recipe is great- so adaptable! Thanks for your comment!

  102. 5 stars
    WOW!!! I finally made this after saving it a few months ago, and I had made a note that Ellie mentioned that her family enjoys adding the Knorr Spanish Rice mix in it, so I did that because I thought it sounded awesome! This is FANTASTIC!!! I was trying to use cans of various things that I have on hand, so I DID have to use red kidney beans instead of pinto beans, I did 2 of the 12.5 oz cans of chicken after reading that you had recommended 3 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken to someone else…that one can was nothing compared to 3 cups of shredded chicken, plus the chicken is so soft it just falls apart. I used 4 cups of chicken broth like Ellie recommended. Oh, and I did 3 rounded Tablespoons of Ortega taco seasoning since I had added so much extra liquid, BUT, I really think that the seasonings that are in that Knorr Spanish Rice mix added something unique! This was just so yummy…my husband just came back for thirds!!! LOL Thank you for sharing this super easy recipe <3

    1. Together as Family says:

      The idea for adding the rice is incredible! Thank you for sharing what you added/changed to make the recipe work for you. 😊

  103. Martha Nichols says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe. It is so easy and tastes great. I have a pot of it on the stove right now.

  104. Katherine Silva says:

    5 stars
    I did not want to cook tonight. I made this soup and it’s really good! Turns out you don’t have to spend a lot of time chopping, etc. to get really good soup. I had to substitute the beans for Ranch Style but it still turned out good! Next time I’ll have the ingredients in my pantry because I’m sure it’s even better with the right beans. Thank you for this recipe.

    1. Together As Family says:

      I actually use ranch style beans a lot in this recipe. Any bean can be used which is my favorite thing about this soup – so much variety and changes!

  105. 5 stars
    Served with cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips, and a side of cornbread. It was a hit! Will absolutely be adding it to the dinner rotation!

  106. 5 stars
    I made this for the first time tonight and I must say it turned out way better than I anticipated! Great recipe and my girls loved it topped with cheese and fried tortilla triangles for dipping.