Cheesy Chicken Taco Chowder

Chowder takes on a brand-new flavor with this creamy chicken taco soup recipe. Loaded with chicken, potatoes and veggies, each satisfying bowlful is topped with a fun assortment of garnishes, like tortilla chips, green onions and shredded cheese. Give it a try — you’ll be serving up seconds of this creamy taco soup with chicken for sure!
Prep 20 Minutes
Total Time 50 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 medium jalapeño chile, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 package (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
  • 3/4 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat 5-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Add butter, onions, bell pepper, jalapeño and garlic; cook and stir about 6 minutes or until softened. Sprinkle with flour and taco seasoning mix; cook and stir 1 minute.
  2. Stir in broth, potatoes and green chiles; heat to simmering. Reduce heat to low; cook uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are just tender. Add half-and-half and chicken; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until hot. Gradually stir in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, making sure not to boil after cheese is added.
  3. Ladle chowder into bowls; serve with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, the tortilla chips, green onions and tomatoes.

Expert Tips

  • Chopped cilantro would also make a delicious garnish for this cheesy chicken chowder.
  • If you like more heat in your Cheesy Chicken Taco Chowder, substitute a serrano chile for the jalapeño.
  • It's fun to serve the garnishes for this soup on the side and let each diner choose what they'd like to add to their bowl.


  • 1 Bowl Calories 590 (Calories from Fat 300);  Total Fat 34g (Saturated Fat 18g ,Trans Fat 1g);  Cholesterol 130mg;  Sodium 1180mg;  Potassium 880mg;  Total Carbohydrate 42g (Dietary Fiber 4g ,Sugars 9g);  Protein 29g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 30%;  Vitamin C 40%;  Calcium 40%;  Iron 20%
  • Exchanges: 2 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1/2 Vegetable;  2 Very Lean Meat;  1 High-Fat Meat;  5 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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