Spicy Chicken Soup

A feel-good soup with a little more zip.

Slow cooker chicken soup is one of those dishes that fills the home with yummy aromas. It’s a comfort food staple – just the kind of recipe that’s a ton of fun to twist with a little extra spice.

This recipe uses two types of pepper: jalapeño for the heat and red bell pepper for a little extra flavor. It’s a nice amount of spice – not so hot as to turn off those with sensitive taste buds. The cumin and taco seasoning give it a little more Southwestern taste too.

Spicy Chicken Soup

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 30 mins


  • 5 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 jalapeño peppers diced
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 package frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans 15.5 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • Taco seasoning 1.25 ounce package
  • 2/3 cup rice


  • Combine all ingredients (other than the rice) into a slow cooker, cover, and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours (high 5 - 6 hours).
  • Stir rice into the soup 1 hour prior to cooking completion and cover again.


Increase the overall spiciness by substituting the jalapeño peppers for serrano peppers.


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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 17, 2019 to include new content. It was originally published on August 10, 2014.