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.
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.
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!
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
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!
- Easy Cornbread
- Chips & The Best Guacamole & Salsa
- Best Bean Dip
- Easy Green Salad
- Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
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!
More Chicken Soup Recipes
- Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
- Chicken Pot Pie Soup
- Tuscan Chicken Tortellini Soup
- Easy Chicken and Rice Soup
- Chicken Gnocchi Soup
More Fajita Recipes
Chicken Fajita Soup
- 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.
Have you tried this recipe?
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Great recipe and presentation. I need more Mexican in my life!
A fun twist on a classic.
I love that you guys always make dishes that are adaptable for vegetarians or meat-eaters…makes feeding the whole family that much easier!
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!
I can’t wait to make this!
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!
We both had Mexican soups on the brain today! I can’t wait to give this one a try!
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.
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!
I make a similar “Tortilla Soup” and the topping just make the soup so special. Your soup looks amazing. Have a great weekend!
It’s freezing here today! I think this is dinner!
This soup looks absolutely fantastic! (I love almost any food that combine cilantro and avocado!) Thanks for sharing!
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.
That is a tasty looking soup!
Made this last night – a big hit. Yum!
I know that this would go over really, really well in our kitchen. Great idea!
Mmm. I love the flavors and ingredients in this soup. I’m definitely trying this for my next soup.
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!
The soup has broth and liquid from the tomatoes. If you prefer a thicker soup you can drain the tomatoes.
I just made this soup for me and my mother…we loved it! Yum…great recipe! 🙂
Your comment said that it can also be cooked in the slowcooker. I assume on low? How long does it need to cook for?
I would cook on low for 6-8 hours.
I just made the soup this morning, it turned out great! Thanks:@)
Pinning and going on my meal plan for next week along with your corn bread! Looks so good!
I usually don’t like soup, but this one look like good.
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
Made this tonight for dinner. It was delicious!
I am so glad you loved the soup! Thanks for letting us know!
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!
Thanks so much Heather!
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.
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!
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!
SO fabulous! :). Added frozen corn just at the end which added some color and sweetness. Definitely a keeper!
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!!
Super tasty soup! We love it, thank you!
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.
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