Chicken Taco Soup Boats

These fun and tasty Chicken Taco Soup Boats make the perfect dinner for the whole family! They’re super quick and easy to make, and a bit more exciting than the traditional taco.

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new family friendly dinner recipes! We love Mexican style meals and this one is simple to prepare and pleases the whole family! Hope you enjoy!

Taco Soup Boat Ingredients

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

Simple pantry items you are likely to have in your pantry for this recipe!

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

For this recipe I’ve used Old El Paso’s Flour Tortilla Taco Boats and their Original Taco Seasoning.

Saute Onions and Garlic

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

You’ll start by sautéing some white onion then minced garlic in some extra virgin olive oil.

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

Stir in your cooked shredded chicken, broth and then diced tomatoes with peppers.

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

White beans, drained up next.

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

2 tablespoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning.

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

Up next, add 2 tablespoons of dried cumin as well.

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

Stir in your sour cream.

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

Fresh chopped cilantro!

Prepare Soup Boats/Bowls

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

Bake your taco boats until crisp then melt cheese over tops.

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

Spoon soup into taco boats and serve warm.

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

Tips For Chicken Taco Soup Boats

*Try switching up the protein if you’d like. Beef and even ground sausage works great.

*Save any leftover soup and serve it over rice for another dinner idea.

*Serve with a small dollop of sour cream for a creamy version.

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

Chicken Taco Soup Boats

These fun and tasty Chicken Taco Soup Boats make the perfect dinner for the whole family! They're super quick and easy to make, and a bit more exciting than the traditional taco.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 439kcal
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  • Oven


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 Old El Paso Flour Tortilla Taco Boats
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and heat oil in large skillet or pot over medium heat. Saute chopped onions and minced garlic until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add chicken, broth, seasonings, sour cream and cilantro to pot. Stir to combine and reduce heat to low to simmer.
  • place taco boats onto a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until crisp. Remove and top with shredded cheese. Return to over for 5 minutes to melt. Spoon soup into crisp taco boats and serve warm. Garnish tops with additional shredded cheese if desired.


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1123mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 15.4mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 4mg
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7 Responses
  1. Michele Johnson

    Want to make this tonight. How much sour cream in the recipe? Looks like it was omitted from the list. Thanks!

  2. Kimberly@FoodTalko

    Such an interesting idea to let the kids eat taco soup. I will have to try this. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Phyllis

    Do the tortilla boats come that way? I have never ever seen them in 4 stores I went to get some for a different recipe. Or do you form them yourself then bake them. How would you form and keep shaped till baked?

    1. Emily

      Phyllis, the taco boats are an Old El Paso product that come as pictured. They can be hard to find. I can only think of one local store that carries them, and they don’t always carry the same varieties that Jenny uses. I would imagine you can order them online.

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