Chicken Fajita Soup

By Maria Lichty

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Warm up with a bowl of Chicken Fajita Soup loaded with your favorite toppings. All of your favorite fajita flavors are combined in an easy and comforting soup that’s perfect for weeknights or easy entertaining.

Chicken Fajita Soup in bowl with avocado, lime, and sour cream

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Some chilly days just demand a bowl of soup! Luckily, one of my family’s favorite soup recipes is also one of the quickest to pull together. Chicken Fajita Soup has simple, nutritious ingredients and filling chicken and black beans to warm and comfort everyone at the end of the day! If you like fajitas, you will LOVE this soup!

Easy Chicken Soup

This is a really simple soup recipe, because we use shredded rotisserie chicken. You can also use leftover cooked chicken or even leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Turkey works well too!

If you want to prep ahead, you certainly can! Chop the onions and bell pepper ahead of time and even measure out the spices into a ramekin to save you some time while cooking in the evening.

The soup is full of flavor and makes a great weeknight meal. You can also make a big pot to serve to friends and family. We love making this soup when we have company because it is easy to make, everyone loves it, and the toppings are so fun!

You can also make this Chicken Fajita Soup in a slow cooker! Just put everything in a couple hours ahead of time and cook it on low until it’s heated through.

chicken fajita soup ingredients

Vegetarian Fajita Soup

If you want to make the soup vegetarian, just omit the chicken, add another can of black beans, and choose vegetable broth instead of chicken. It is just as hearty and flavorful. We like both versions!

The soup will also be vegan if you don’t add any sour cream or cheese!

chicken fajita soup in pot

Soup Toppings

The fun is in the toppings with a soup like this! I love to have lots of options out on the table so everyone can make their bowl of soup just right. Some of our favorites:

  • Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • Tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese (cheddar or pepper jack!)
  • Avocado slices
  • Cilantro

Side Options

I like to keep sides simple for soup night! Here are a few ideas if you want to serve a few side dishes with the soup!

How to Store

Store your leftover soup in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to five days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove top.

The soup can be frozen in a sealed freezer-safe container for up to three months. Defrost whenever you’re in the mood for delicious, savory soup!

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Chicken Fajita Soup

Warm up with a bowl of Chicken Fajita Soup loaded with your favorite toppings. All of your favorite fajita flavors are combined in an easy and comforting soup that's perfect for weeknights or easy entertaining.
4.56 from 27 votes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, stemmed, and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, stemmed, and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • For garnish: sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado, cilantro, and tortilla chips


  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and peppers and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Stir in the diced tomatoes, black beans, broth, and shredded chicken. Add the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Stir in the cilantro.
  • Let the soup simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve warm with desired toppings.


If you want a Vegetarian Fajita Soup, omit the chicken and add another can of black beans and use vegetable broth. This soup can also be made in the slow cooker.


Calories: 244kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 419mg, Potassium: 818mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1226IU, Vitamin C: 63mg, Calcium: 86mg, Iron: 4mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I love that you guys always make dishes that are adaptable for vegetarians or meat-eaters…makes feeding the whole family that much easier!

  2. It is the perfect time of year for a warm bowl of soup! This fajita version is so colorful with veggies. I love the option to experiment with different garnishes!

  3. This is one fabulous looking soup. I have to say, I am just getting into these spiced up soups and this one just has so much snap!

    1. 3 stars
      I made this recipe exactly as written. It was a beautiful pot of soup with attractive presentation with the sour cream, cheddar, and avocado.

      Unfortunately we weren’t wowed by the flavors. It wasn’t bad; it just wasn’t that good. It did not pack the flavor punch I was hoping for or expecting. I wouldn’t make this again.

  4. I’ve been souping up a storm, so my attention was immediately grabbed with the word “soup” but the word “fajita” really sealed the deal. Nice work, guys, the recipe looks delicious and nutritious!

  5. I make a similar “Tortilla Soup” and the topping just make the soup so special. Your soup looks amazing. Have a great weekend!

  6. This soup looks absolutely fantastic! (I love almost any food that combine cilantro and avocado!) Thanks for sharing!

  7. What a healthy way to serve fajitas and perfect for this time of year. You’ve combined so much goodness in one pot; can’t wait to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing and I love your site.

  8. Mmm. I love the flavors and ingredients in this soup. I’m definitely trying this for my next soup.

  9. I kept reading this, salivating, just hoping that you would offer a vegetarian alternative, and you did! Thanks so much! I can’t wait to try this tonight. Looking at the photo the soup itself looks like it has a lot of broth to it, is that from not draining the tomatoes? Thanks again!

    1. The soup has broth and liquid from the tomatoes. If you prefer a thicker soup you can drain the tomatoes.

  10. lovely soup look so tempting as winters are coming in india would defiantly try soon , but i thinks its quite heavy so definitely skip the night dinner so good for my weight loss

  11. 5 stars
    This was so delicious, healthy, and flavorful!! We added some hot sauce to give it a kick and it was perfect. Love getting your recipes in my inbox and love your cookbook!

  12. 5 stars
    My husband loved it. I made it exactly as it was written. Added cheddar cheese on top of each bowl served along with a few tortilla chips.

  13. This chicken fajita soup will be my next favorite thing to serve any time of the day, the toppings are all my favorite especially the avocado, chicken, and cheese, so yummy! Thank you for sharing!

  14. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for a cold winter night and it was so delicious. Super simple to come together and I made it ahead of time and just let it keep on low for a couple hours before eating. I did end up adding the rest of the box of the chicken stock because there was just a little left and to have some more broth. I also highly recommend making your own tortilla chips to go with and I just bought some corn tortillas and brushed with oil and salt and baked them and it complemented this so well. Can’t wait for leftovers!

  15. SO fabulous! :). Added frozen corn just at the end which added some color and sweetness. Definitely a keeper!

  16. made this last week absolutely delicious!! I however dumped it all in a crock pot and cooked on high for 4-5 hours, then pulled out and shredded the chicken added it back in with everything else. will make again!!

  17. 5 stars
    This is delicious to make on a Sunday and have during the work week for lunch. The longer it sits, the better it tastes. I’ll have to try the vegetarian option sometime.

  18. 5 stars
    I love your recipes and have made this soup so many times! Everyone loves it! I don’t eat meat and was considering adding shrimp. Any thoughts?

    1. I have made a veggie fajita soup with extra beans and veggies. If you like shrimp, it should be fine!

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