Deb's Chicken Fajita Soup

Penny Griffiths


Fritos go really well with this! This soup turns out really thick, so dunking Fritos is kind of like having a soup & dip all in one! I get rave reviews wherever I take this! Deb is an awesome cook, and this recipe just shows off her skills! Enjoy!

pinch tips: How to Debone a Chicken



At least five people, generously


40 Min


35 Min


Stove Top


2 c
chicken breast, cooked & cut up (i'm generous with it, and usually use a bit more than this)
1 large
onion, (i use sweet) sliced & sauteed
1 large
red bell pepper sauted. or, 1 small jar roaster red peppers, chopped.
1 can(s)
15 oz. black beans, drained & rinsed.
1 can(s)
ro-tel -you regulate the spiciness of this soup with your choice of "hotness"
1 c
whole kernel corn. i just add a can, undrained.
1 1/2 c
yellow rice, cooked. you can either make your own with a yellow rice spice packet, or just buy a bag of yellow rice mix. i use half a bag for a single recipe.
1/2 c
refried beans
2-3 c
chicken stock. i always use at least three cups. this soup is super thick.
*tub* philly cooking cream-santa fe. they don't make this any more, so i substitute my store's brand garden salsa cream cheese.
1 tsp
at least, of each of the following: adobo, cilantro, cumin, oregano. and, salt & pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook & cut up chicken. set aside. Cook yellow rice & set aside as well. This is why the prep time is 40 minutes. Most of it is taken up cooking the chicken and rice. Everything else is super quick!
In the bottom of a 5-6 quart stock pot, cut up & sauté the onion and red bell pepper until fragrant and just turning color. Add the corn, rinsed black beans, Ro-Tel, stock, cut up & cooked chicken, and rice. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Add refried beans. Stir well to combine. Add garden salsa cream cheese. Stir to combine. (this melts right in to the soup, but just stir until you can't see any "lumps" of cream cheese.) Heat five more minutes. Serve piping hot!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups, Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican