Chicken Fajita Soup

Published October 22, 2015. Updated March 11, 2020

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Chicken Fajita Soup – it’s loaded with chicken, rice, black beans and veggies making it perfectly hearty and filling.

All the classic Tex-Mex flavors of fajitas in soup form! Who could resist?Chicken Fajita and Rice Soup in large pot on stove

Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe

Yet one more thing I had to try in soup form, because it is fall after all! I’ve always loved chicken fajitas and I love soup just as much so the two are just meant to come together right?

I’ve already made this soup twice in two weeks! It’s easy to make and it’s packed with all the flavors of classic chicken fajitas. To keep it hearty and filling I decided to add rice and black bean, and I personally like tomatoes on my fajitas (I make my fajitas more like a taco and load on the toppings) so you’ll also find the tomatoes here.

And I went with the fire roasted to help gives this soup that classic charred fajita flavor.

Chicken Fajita Soup on stovetop with lime, cheese and cilantro

How to Make Chicken Fajita Soup

  • Cook rice as directed on package.
  • In a pot saute veggies.
  • Add in broth, tomatoes, and seasonings.
  • Add chicken and bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer to cook through.
  • Slice chicken, return to soup along with rice, black beans, cilantro and lime.

Easy as can be!

Can I Make it in a Crock Pot?

Yes you could also cook this Chicken fajita soup in the crock pot. To do so:

  • Saute the onion and garlic first.
  • Add to slow cooker with other ingredients up to and including chicken.
  • Cook on low heat about 5 hours.
  • Shred chicken, return to soup along with black beans, cooked rice, cilantro and lime.

Yummy Chicken fajita soup cooking on stovetop


Every now and then I’ll get a comment on some of my recipes that have 1 – 2 Tbsp of chili powder in them with people saying it was too spicy. If you aren’t used to chili powder you may find this chicken fajita soup a little spicy (also be sure not to buy hot chili powder).

This soup wasn’t too spicy for my mom or kids who don’t like spicy foods, so hopefully it’s not for any of you.

And as a side note, I used 2/3 of a yellow, red and green bell pepper instead of just using 2. Only for more color but I didn’t want to confuse anyone so I’d just thought I’d throw it out there.

Green and Red peppers with black beans and rice in Chicken Fajita Soup

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Chicken Fajita Soup

Chicken fajitas in soup form! This is such a filling and flavorful soup and you'll love these tasty Tex-Mex flavors. It's loaded with chicken, rice, black beans and veggies.
Servings: 7
Prep15 minutes
Cook30 minutes
Ready in: 45 minutes



  • Prepare rice according to directions listed on package.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and onion and saute 3 minutes then add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. 
  • Pour in chicken broth and diced tomatoes. Stir in chili powder, ancho chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano and season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Add chicken and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until chicken has cooked through (chicken should register 165 degrees in center on an instant read thermometer), about 10 - 15 minutes. 
  • Transfer chicken to a cutting board (while continuing to cook soup mixture to soften veggies) and let chicken rest 5 minutes, then cut into small strips. 
  • Return chicken to soup, stir in cooked rice (see notes), black beans, cilantro and lime juice. Serve warm with cheese and sour cream if desired.


If you don't plan on serving the whole pot of soup right away, don't add the rice. It will being to absorb the broth as it rests so just add the rice to each serving.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fajita Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 414mg18%
Potassium 827mg24%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 2410IU48%
Vitamin C 52.2mg63%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.

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  • Debi

    This was amazing. I used pulled
    Chicken from Costco for the meat and added it the last 45 minutes. I was out of cilantro and just skipped it. Also, I only had one green pepper, so I added a jalapeño pepper (seeded). It was so good. Perfect cool weather soup. I used brown jasmine rice for the base.

  • Erica

    This is really good!!! i added corn and garlic/onion powder. and instead of rice i used corn chips

  • Bethany

    This is a winner in my house and is in the regular rotation, delish! I’m making it again tonight and I’m gonna try making the rice IN the soup rather than separately, which I’ve not done before. Any suggestions so I don’t mess up the whole pot?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I would summer it in the soup probably about 20 minutes, then add the extra liquid you’d cook the rice in to the soup. Glad you’ve enjoyed it!

  • Judy

    Made this recipe as is except I used a fajita seasoning packet in place of the individual herbs to save a trip to the grocery store. This was fantastic! Served rice onside as suggested bc I am eating up as leftovers. Whole family loved!!

  • Debbie

    Dee-lish! Made this last fall, huge hit. Made a double batch to have some to freeze. Getting ready to make it again :) Love the fire-roasted tomatoes. I used low-salt chicken base for the broth & Penzey’s ancho & regular chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika & Mexican oregano. So incredibly flavorful, even after freezing. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ron DiPinto

    Nothing to do with the recipe. It has to do with my ability to print your delicious recipes. They simply don’t print. Do you have any thoughts why that is?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I’m so sorry to hear that! I don’t know what would cause that. I’ll have to have my developer look into it and see if it’s something on my end. In the meantime you could do the highlight and right click option to print.

  • jeanne

    what could i put for the sides i have made this before but i like to put some side with it any ideals