Updated: May 7
Can I tell you that I once went to San Diego for spring break and I ate tacos every. single. day. That is how much I love tacos.
Taco salads, steak tacos, fish tacos, egg tacos, veggie tacos, but on gloomy chilly days nothing is better than a warm bowl of healthy chicken taco soup.
I finally jumped on the instant pot train during Amazon prime day and it has quickly become a favorite appliance for meal prep. Don't worry though, this easy to prep taco soup can be made on the stove or slow cooker as well.
Healthy Chicken Taco Soup
1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs (chicken breast will work too)
3 bell peppers (any color will work-red, yellow, orange, or green)
1-2 jalapenos depending on your spice preference
1 large red onion
3 cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
2 cans black beans (drained and rinsed)
2 cans pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 bag frozen sweet corn (or use 1 can drained and rinsed corn)
taco seasoning pack
Add chicken thighs to the instant pot, slow cooker, or a pot on the stove with a pack of taco seasoning (or if you don't have any make your on with a mix of chili powder, cumin, paprika, pepper, salt, oregano), and 1 can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes. Cover and let cook till ready to shred. If you are using an instant pot cook for 8 minutes.
While you are waiting for the chicken to cook dice the onion, bell peppers, hot peppers, drain and rinse beans
Saute the red onion and bell peppers on the stove or in the instant pot
When chicken is cooked shred with 2 forks
Add chicken, sauteed red onion and bell peppers drained and rinsed beans, remaining cans of diced tomatoes, sweet corn, and the hot finely diced hot peppers to the instant pot, slow cooker, or large pot on the stove and stir ingredients together
Cook in an instant pot for 5 minutes, slower cooker for 4-6 hours, or bring to simmer on the stove for about 30 minutes
I am all about making healthy choices easy. I'm also all about not cooking every single day. This recipe is perfect for meal prepping healthy meals for the week. Healthy chicken taco soup also freezes easily for that chilly Friday night when you just want to snuggle up with Netflix.
Be sure to tag me @lauralivewell if you try out healthy chicken taco soup