Did you know that tacos are kind of a universal dish? In many parts of the world, tacos are a mix of Spanish and Mexican flavors. A chicken taco might be found in your home country but not so much in other countries. In fact, they’re pretty uncommon there too. With this Easy Chicken Taco Soup, you’ll be able to change that. It’s tasty and perfect for parties or casual get-togethers. Just make sure your guests don’t leave hungry because this soup has it all: fresh vegetables, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo all rolled into one spoonable bowl.
They’re easy to throw together with ingredients that taste great pre-made or from quick store-bought ingredients . This recipe is as simple as it is delicious. From start to finish it takes just 25 minutes from start to finish. You’ll set the table like a true hostess with this one.
How to make this easy chicken taco soup
Start with the chicken. You can use a whole or half chicken and make it the night before. Cut the chicken into pieces and place it in a large pot with the sesame oil, onion and garlic. Add the chili powder, sugar, cumin, oregano, vinagarette and cornstarch and stir to mix well.
Add the water, sesame oil and salt and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3-4 hours, or until the chicken is cooked.
Once the chicken is done, use a mixer to puree the soup and add the fresh cilantro.
Easy Chicken Taco Soup recipe that will make your party stand out
- 1 pan
- 10-12 whole raw boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 2-3 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1-2 onion diced
- 4-6 cloves garlic chopped
- 1-1/2 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoon vinaigrette
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 tablespoon salt
- 1/4 cup cilantro fresh
- Start with the chicken. You can use a whole or half chicken and make it the night before. Cut the chicken into pieces and place it in a large pot with the sesame oil, onion and garlic. Add the chili powder, sugar, cumin, oregano, vinagarette and cornstarch and stir to mix well.
- Add the water, sesame oil and salt and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3-4 hours, or until the chicken is cooked.
- Once the chicken is done, use a mixer to puree the soup and add the fresh cilantro.
How to make a spicy tomato base
This is where you’ll add the fire power. If you love spicy food, this is the base you want to use. You can add more or less depending on how hot you like it. Start by warming up the sesame oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot or casserole dish. Once the oil is hot add the tomatoes and chilies and saute until they start to break down. Add the sugar, vinegar, salt and sugar again and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25-40 minutes, or until the sauce is thick.
The ultimate guacamole recipe
You won’t believe how easy this is. This is one of the easiest guacamole recipes you will ever make. If you love avocados, you’ll love this recipe. Simply place the avocados in a large bowl, mash them a bit.
This is an old-fashioned guacamole recipe that you’ll find all over the place. It’s so simple to make and it tastes even better the next day. If you’re not a big fan of avocados, you can try adding other flavors instead like jalapeños, serranos or fresh cilantro.
If you’re looking for a more complex dish, try adding canned or dried enchilada or beef rouladen or even bean Dip.
The best flour tortillas
If you want to make your soup stand out, you need the best flour tortillas. You can use store-bought or make your own. You’ll need about 16-20 flour tortillas, or 6-8 cups of flour. Place them in a large bowl, cover with water and let them sit for 30 minutes.
Cut them into quarters and then cut each quarter into thirds. There should be about 6 pieces per quarter.
Easy black beans and rice
When it comes to the side dish to go with your soup, there’s no such thing as an appropriate or inappropriate pairing.
As long as you pair your soup with rice, you’re golden. You can use ready-made beans or make your own. You’ll want to use half water and half white rice.
For a more complex flavor, you can add ancho chile powder or chipotle chili powder. It should be subtle though so you don’t overpower your soup. If you want your soup drier, you can drizzle olive oil over the top. Pico de gallo is also a good idea to go with your soup.
Shredded cheddar, sour cream and tortilla chips
You can use fresh cilantro or chives instead of the greens in this recipe. Cilantro has a stronger flavor and can be used in place of the greens. When it comes to the chips, you can use tortilla chips or make your own. You’ll want about 2 cups of potato chips – soak them in water for about 10 minutes. Pour the chips out of the water and dry them out on a paper towel. You don’t need to peel the potatoes but it’s a good idea.
Scoop the chips out of the bowl and add them to the bowl with the soup and mix well. Sprinkle the top with either more cheddar or sour cream and serve!
The last word about this easy chicken taco soup
Taco night is one of my favorite nights of the week. The hardest part is coming up with a theme for them. You won’t have any excuse not to invite everyone over for Taco Soup Night.