Reminiscent of the very popular dish King Ranch Chicken in the form a soup. With all the same flavors and the convenience of throwing everything into a slow cooker, this will also quickly become a favorite. Top with fried corn tortilla strips, if desired.


Recipe Summary

25 mins
2 hrs 20 mins
2 hrs 45 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Spray a slow cooker with cooking spray. Add onions, bell pepper, and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir in chicken broth, diced tomatoes, condensed soup, and chiles.

  • Combine oil, taco seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, cumin, and black pepper in a bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat on all sides. Transfer to the slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 2 to 3 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove from the slow cooker and shred.

  • Add Neufchatel cheese to the slow cooker and stir until melted. Return chicken to the slow cooker and cook until warmed through, 20 to 30 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

302 calories; protein 21.7g; carbohydrates 12.2g; fat 18.4g; cholesterol 73.5mg; sodium 2172.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (383)

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463 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 406
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
I wish you had a rating higher then Five stars. This recipe is excellent! I did add black beans and kidney beans because my daughter said otherwise it wasn’t taco soup. I added more taco seasoning, and I used cream cheese instead of what they recommended. It’s what I had, and the stores are pretty bare. I highly recommend this recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was excellent. I didn’t change a thing. My wife has 0 tolerance for spiciness. She took one bite and declared it was too spicy for her. I, on the other hand, thought it had the right level of bite to it. I have to eat the whole batch myself...tough job but someone has to do it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
it was awesome and I didn't change a thing ! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this tonight but in my instant pot. Sauteed the onion and green pepper, then added all the other ingredients except the cheese, and I didn't bother coating the chicken - just dumped in the spices. Set to 15 minutes with a 10 minute natural release then quick release remaining pressure. I changed to vegetable stock because it's what I have that is gluten free for the celiac in the family, and added a can of black beans. I had about double the chicken and it made 8 servings. Like others I used cream cheese, too. It was a total hit and most of us had seconds, and I was asked to make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was really good. I used costco's shredded rotisserie chicken breasts and regular cream cheese. We added crispy tortilla strips to the top when we served it . They were a great addition. I cooked it on the stovetop since the chicken was already cooked. Family loved it and there was less than a 1/2 cup left. I've been told to save this one! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious - only additions were a can of drained black beans and a cup of frozen corn. Also, halved the cream cheese. Even better the second day! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made it with rotisserie chicken in a pot on the stove, but it was still amazing. I am going to try it in the slow cooker next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It was delicious. I used cream cheese instead of the Neufchâtel cheese. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Was easy to make. I used left over roasted chicken so I only simmer it about 30 minutes.. Also cooked it in my cast Dutch oven. Loved it and wii definitely make this again and often. Read More