One Pot Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet Soup

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One Pot Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet Soup

Hearty, rich, and delicious one pot cheesy chicken taco soup will be your favorite easy new quick family pleasing meal! 

When I’m craving a big, hearty, and comforting meal, I usually think of a stew or a soup. There’s nothing better than a delicious, hot, and filling soup for dinner.

Soups are a perfect one pot dinner because they are so quick and simple – and this skillet soup cooks right in a large skillet or frying pan- no draining, moving veggies and meat in and out of the pot, etc needed!




Cheesy taco skillet soup is a meal the whole family loves – it is creamy, spicy, and bursting with flavor – right in the skillet, so you don’t have to clean up a ton of dirty dishes!



Other One Pot Chicken Dishes You’ll love:

If you love this simple and easy chicken soup, you’re going to love these easy chicken dinners:


One Pot Creamy Mushroom Chicken Chowder

Cheesy Pizza Chicken

One Pot Bacon Garlic Chicken and Spinach Dinner

One Pot Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Mushrooms




Tips to Perfect Skillet Soup

-This dish can be used with any ground meat – but I prefer chicken since it is quick, easy, and lighter. It also doesn’t require draining off the fat. If you use a fattier meat, you might want to drain off the fat if you’re using particularly fatty meat.

-Don’t cook the meat all the way before adding veggies in, since you’ll want them to brown and soften too. I like to get my chicken a lovely brown color before adding veggies, and then finish cooking it to 165 degrees while cooking the onions and peppers.

-For creamier soup, you can add up to a cup of sour cream or cream cheese right into the soup when adding the cheddar cheese.

-This recipe works with your favorite taco seasoning blend mix – just remember an American store packet of taco seasonings is about 2 tbsp.


To Make One Pot Cheesy Chicken Taco Soup You’ll Need:

-12″ skillet

-sharp knife



One Pot Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet Soup Recipe

To watch me make this recipe, click here (scroll under the recipe to find the shareable Facebook video:)
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A skillet chicken soup with vegetables and olives.

One Pot Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet Soup

Hearty, rich, and delicious one pot cheesy chicken taco soup will be your favorite easy new quick family pleasing meal!
Course soups
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy taco, chicken, soup, taco soup, tacos, tex mex
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 414kcal
Author Courtney O'Dell


  • 1 lb chicken lean ground
  • 2 bell peppers I like to vary the colors, but you can use any you have on hand, sliced and diced into 1" squares
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 can ro-tel diced tomatoes with chili seasonings
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning 1 Taco Seasoning packet
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup jalapenos sliced pickled
  • ¼ cup black olives sliced
  • 12 oz chicken stock
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • cilantro to garnish (optional)


  • In a large skillet, heat heavy skillet on medium high.
  • Add ground chicken to pan, crumbling as you cook and brown the chicken, about 5 minutes.
  • When chicken is golden brown (but not fully cooked), add peppers and onions.
  • Cook until soft and lightly browned, another 5 minutes.
  • Add can of ro-tel and mix.
  • Add water and lime juice, and let cook down almost completely, 5 minutes.
  • Add taco seasonings and garlic powder and mix well.
  • Add chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  • Add cheese, and olives and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately, topped with cilantro.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 947mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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    1. Peggy, I understand there is a lot of information before getting to a recipe – but that is pretty much by design.

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