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Chicken Fajita Soup

Roasted Chickpea Fajitas make a regular appearance on our dinner menu. Josh loves them, but asked if he could switch fajita night up by making Chicken Fajita Soup. Of course, I said yes. Anytime my man wants to cook, I let him:) And don’t worry, Josh served me up a bowl of hot soup before adding the chicken. So if you want a vegetarian Fajita Soup, just don’t add the chicken. It is great both ways. We like to make our recipes adaptable so everyone can enjoy them!

If you like fajitas you will enjoy this soup. It has all of the same flavors and ingredients as fajitas, but in soup form. The soup is loaded with bell peppers, onions, jalapeño, diced tomatoes, black beans, cilantro, lime, and spices. Josh grilled up a two chicken breasts and cut them into thin strips and added the chicken to the soup at the very end. So if you want a veggie soup, just leave out the chicken. He reserved some of the soup for me before he added the chicken-he takes good care of me:)

This Chicken Fajita Soup is easy to make, tastes just as good the next day, and it freezes well. It’s a winning soup all around! Plus, you can add all sorts of toppings to this soup-avocado, tortilla strips, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, lime, diced tomatoes, etc. Go crazy and add whatever toppings you like. If you are looking for a new and tasty soup recipe to try, make this Chicken Fajita Soup. It’s a good one…with or without the chicken:)

Chicken Fajita Soup

Yield: Serves 6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

If you like fajitas, you will love this Chicken Fajita Soup. It has all of the same flavors, but in a warm, comforting bowl of soup.


2 boneless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeño, minced
1 small red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small green red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) black beans, drained and rinsed
2 (15 ounce) cans vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional Garnishes:
Sour cream
Shredded cheese
Diced tomatoes
Chopped avocado
Chopped cilantro
Tortilla strips


1. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and put on grill. Grill, turning chicken breasts until cooked through, about about 10 minutes, depending on thickness. Remove chicken from the grill and let cool. When cool enough to handle, cut into thin strips. Set aside.

2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, jalapeño, and bell peppers. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the diced tomatoes, black beans, and broth. Add the cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, lime juice, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Let soup simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the chicken strips. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Serve warm with garnishes, if desired.

Note-if you want a Vegetarian Fajita Soup, just omit the chicken. This soup can also be made in the slow cooker.

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68 Responses to “Chicken Fajita Soup”

  1. Kathryn — February 15, 2012 @ 4:56 am

    Chicken fajitas are a regular on our dinner menu but I love the idea of doing something a bit different with them! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 15, 2012 @ 5:04 am

    Too ironic that you posted this…my husband’s coworker brought in chicken tortilla soup today and he was raving about it. And voila, I see this. Love it!

  3. Blog is the New Black — February 15, 2012 @ 5:07 am

    Can’t get enough soup these days! Looks incred!

  4. Priyanka — February 15, 2012 @ 6:11 am

    I was looking for some soup recipes to try and your creation looks wonderful. thanks for sharing

  5. Erica — February 15, 2012 @ 6:52 am

    Gotta love at home Mexican! Especially in soup form. Yum Yum. Great toppings too!

  6. Heather (Heather's Dish) — February 15, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    this soup sounds so good and comforting! after all the snow we’ve had here lately i could always use a warm bowl of goodness to keep me toasty :)

  7. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — February 15, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    This soup sounds like perfection in a bowl. I cannot wait to try it!

  8. Mara @ Elemental Custard — February 15, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    What an excellent idea! I love making foods like fajitas and tacos into salads – It makes them feel a bit healthier, but a fajita soup? Must try.

  9. Amanda — February 15, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Looks wonderful Maria, hearty and comforting!

  10. Cassie — February 15, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    Definitely trying this one out. I love these flavors in soups and I’m just a huge fan of soup overall. This is also perfect for the weather we’ve been having. Beautiful photos too!

  11. shelly (cookies and cups) — February 15, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Top just about anything with an avocado and I’m in, but this soup sounds delicious, avocado or not!

  12. Totally looks amazing! Chicken Faijtas are my favorite mexican dish! I am going to make this soup! Yum!

  13. Elizabeth — February 15, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    yum yum yummm! This looks so great!

  14. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — February 15, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    Oh my husband would love this! And so would I! Looks great!

  15. mireia — February 15, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    I love fajitas!!! This sounds so good that I really want to try it right now!!

  16. Cookbook Queen — February 15, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    I woke up to heavy rain and thunder and lightning today…I think it’s a perfect day for this soup, don’t you?

  17. Will @ Cheap and Easy Food Blog — February 15, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    Yum! Soups like this are always so great, especially in the winter. I love the lime in it as well, such a nice, bright note to the heat.

  18. Laurie {Simply Scratch} — February 15, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    This is SO my kind of recipe! Love all these flavors Maria!

  19. vanillasugarblog — February 15, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    i just love dishes where there are condiments! lol

  20. Lauren — February 15, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    LOVE fajitas, so this is right up my alley!

  21. Ben — February 15, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    That looks perfect for a cold and cozy night. Yum I’m loving it!

  22. Kiran @ — February 15, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    Holy yum! I am making this for lunch today — it’s chilly in Florida. Shocker — I know 😀

  23. susan — February 15, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    south of the border flavors are my favorite

  24. Deborah — February 15, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    Love this – perfect for a snowy day like today!

  25. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 15, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    Mmm, this looks delicious Maria! So flavorful and hearty. There’s nothing better to warm you up in the winter than a spicy soup.

  26. Tracey — February 15, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    Mmmm, love fajitas and in soup form they’re just perfect for winter!

  27. HeatherChristo — February 15, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    This look so comforting and delicious Maria!

  28. joss — February 15, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Looks like the perfect meal on a chilly evening! Love turning it into a soup :)

  29. kelley {mountain mama cooks} — February 15, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    Fajitas are always a good choice and the soup version is no exception! That’s so nice that Josh cooks…….he needs to come give Pete lessons. :)

  30. Bev Weidner — February 15, 2012 @ 6:34 pm


    sorry about all the screaming.

  31. Rice Pot Mama — February 15, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    This looks so good! I love fajitas but the hubby does not. He does, however, love soup…maybe this is a way for us both to get what we want! I can’t wait to try it!

  32. Margarita — February 15, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    A combination of everything I love, in a soup! Yum!

  33. Mercedes — February 15, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    Ooh, I love fajitas and would probably love them in soup form! I love the addition of some spice from the jalepeno!

  34. kathyfannon — February 15, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    I made this for supper tonight and it was AMAZING!

    A few weeks ago when I made the Roasted Chickpea Fajitas my husband said I could make them again anytime. Tonight he said, “This is another one you can make again anytime!” He didn’t know I had gotten both recipes from you! :)

    My son suggested adding corn or rice to the soup, which would also be fabulous. I didn’t use chicken because I forgot to thaw some, but I liked it just as well without.

    Thank you, Peas! You “feed” our family well! Your site has become my “go to” place when I need new supper ideas! (Also LOVE the Sweet Potato Kale Rosemary Pizza!)

  35. Lauri J — February 15, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    I stumbled across your blog today and have spent the last hour reading old recipes! I am hooked! I want to come eat at your house!

  36. Jessica @ How Sweet — February 15, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    I am in loooooove with this soup. Please make it for me!

  37. Asmita — February 15, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    We love Mexican food , never tried making chicken fajita soup before but it sounds wonderful. I would love to try this.

  38. Skye from Skye Loves... — February 16, 2012 @ 2:38 am

    I’ve never had chicken fajitas in a soup! But this looks scrumptious so will definitely be giving it a try…

  39. marla — February 16, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    Wish we had this soup for aprés ski today!

  40. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 16, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    Mmmmm…I’m all about soup. Looks delicious!!

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