One Pot Chicken Fajita Soup
This One-Pot Chicken Fajita Soup filled with your favorite fajita flavors, made in one pot, and ready in just 30 minutes. This soup is an easy and delicious weeknight meal that will have you coming back for more!
It’s the end of August, fall is almost here, and schools are back in session. Even though I’m not a parent, weeknights are busy, and sometimes I just don’t feel like cooking.
And maybe that sounds a bit strange, considering I’m a food blogger and my job is to cook, but it’s the truth. And I have a feeling that you’re the same way, especially if you have kiddos around.
The last thing I want to do at night is to make an elaborate meal, as I just don’t have the energy. But, I do like making dinner, and I often opt for simple meals, especially during busy weeknights. But, you know that was coming, right? After all, my motto on Pumpkin ‘N Spice is “Where Easy Meets Delicious!”
So, when I had the opportunity to try McCormick Organics Recipe Mixes, I knew that I had many simple, yet delicious dinners ahead of me. Since back-to-school season is one of the busiest times of the year, I know that a lot of families are on the lookout for meals that are easy to make, without sacrificing taste.
With McCormick Organics Recipe Mixes, they are conveniently packaged, certified organic and non-GMO seasoning mixes. When pairing these mixes with wholesome ingredients, like lean meats, quinoa, and veggies, this can be a feel-good dinner that the whole family will enjoy.
And with new family favorite flavors, such as Fajita Seasoning Mix, Taco Seasoning Mix, Chili Seasoning Mix and Brown Gravy Mix, there’s a flavor for everyone to love.
In honor of back-to-school season, and for all of the busy families out there, I created this One Pot Chicken Fajita Soup with you in mind. It’s filled with your favorite fajita flavors, made in one pot, and ready in just 30 minutes. This soup is an easy and delicious weeknight meal that will have you coming back for more!
Since the hubster and I love Mexican food, we practically devoured this entire batch in one sitting. It’s just that good. Packed with bell peppers, onions, rice, shredded rotisserie chicken, and a zesty broth filled with spices, this southwest chicken soup is bursting with flavor.
So, grab those ingredients and get ready to fall in love with this One Pot Chicken Fajita Soup. It’s perfect for busy weeknights, back-to-school season, or just for when you want an easy meal without all of the fuss.
Ingredients Needed for Chicken Fajita Soup
If you like chicken fajitas, then this One Pot Chicken Fajita Soup was made for you. It contains all of the ingredients found in the classic dish, but in soup form. By using McCormick Organics Fajita Seasoning Mix, you get the fajita taste that you love, without all of the prep work.
- Olive oil
- White onion
- Bell peppers
- Diced tomatoes with green chiles
- Black beans
- McCormick Organics Fajita Seasoning Mix
- Low-sodium chicken broth
- White rice
- Rotisserie chicken
- Fresh cilantro
- Lime juice
How to Make Chicken Fajita Soup
This fajita soup is so easy to make! Did I mention that it’s ready in just 30 minutes and made in one pot? Yep, it really is that simple. By using shredded rotisserie chicken that you can find in your grocery store and McCormick Organics Seasoning Mix, it saves time, without sacrificing flavor. Sounds pretty good, right?
- Add the olive oil, peppers, and onion to a pot and sauté until softened.
- Add in garlic, diced tomatoes, black beans, McCormick Organics Fajita Seasoning Mix, chicken broth, and shredded chicken.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add uncooked rice, cover, and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- Stir in salt, pepper, lime juice, and cilantro.
- Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!
Can I Freeze Fajita Soup?
Yes, this southwest chicken soup freezes incredibly well. You can either freeze it once it’s been fully prepared, or you can freeze the soup before adding in the rice. When ready to eat, reheat the soup and cook the rice in a separate pot, then spoon the soup over top.
Can I Use Another Type of Rice?
I’m sure you can, but keep in mind that white rice cooks the quickest. So if you use brown rice or another kind of rice, the soup may need to simmer for longer.
Tips for Making Fajita Soup
Note that you add uncooked white rice to the soup. If you add already cooked rice to the soup, it will likely become mushy.
Also, the rice will absorb most of the liquid when added to the soup, so it may be easier to add rice with each serving, if needed.
Lastly, you can scale up the heat in this chicken fajita soup as desired. Use spicier tomatoes with green chiles, spicy fajita seasoning mix, and so on.
Looking for more Easy Soup Recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup
- One-Pot Lasagna Soup
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Creamy Mushroom, Spinach, & Tortellini Soup
- Creamy Cauliflower Soup
One Pot Chicken Fajita Soup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ white onion, , diced
- 1 red bell pepper, , diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, , diced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 10 ounce can mild diced tomatoes with green chilies , (do not drain)
- 15 ounce can black beans, , drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons McCormick Organics Fajita Seasoning Mix, (from 1 ounce package)
- 5½ cups low sodium chicken broth
- ¾ cup uncooked white rice
- 2 cups cooked shredded rotisserie chicken, (I found already shredded in the deli section of my grocery store)
- Salt and pepper, , to taste
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime juice, (juice from about 1 lime)
- Tortilla strips
- Shredded cheese
- In a large pot or dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add onion and peppers. Saute until slightly tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add in garlic, diced tomatoes, black beans, McCormick Organics Fajita Seasoning Mix, chicken broth, and chicken. Stir to combine. Bring to a light boil, then cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add uncooked rice, cover, and let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper, cilantro and lime juice.
- Serve immediately and top with tortilla strips, avocado, cilantro, or cheese, if desired.
I don’t have kids, either, Gayle, but, like you, my weeknights are just so busy!!
I love having quick go-to meals during the week like this. On the weekend is when I have a lot more time for cooking 🙂
This soup sounds delicious! Love the tortilla strip garnish! Nice little texture. Pinned!
Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
Thank you, Dawn! We could all use more easy meals, right? 🙂
Gayle, I’m a mother and a food blogger and sometimes I don’t feel like cooking! Not weird at all!! Esp when it’s our jobs! I LOVE this one pot chicken fajita soup!!!! and I will check out McCormick’s NEW Organics Recipe Mixes!!! Thanks for this post! and happy Friday!
Thanks for the kind words, Alice!
It’s funny – I was just saying to my daughter yesterday, although I’m a food blogger, by the time dinner rolls around – I’m done! Unless it’s a dinner post I’m working on – usually I’ll turn to meals like this – or popcorn – whatever’s closest! I’ll definitely be checking these out! Thanks for sharing!
Haha yes! It’s funny how that works with us food bloggers. Thanks, Annie!
Mmm….it’s that time of year again for soups. Lovely!
Thank you, Melanie!
This looks looks sooo delicious, Gayle! We’re having an unseasonal cold and foggy day here, and I want a big warm bowl of it 🙂 this is definitely getting made as we head into fall. And I’m loving those cute yellow crocks!
Thank you, Rachel! I eat soup year round, but it especially tastes good when it’s cooler outside!
I’ve been in the mood for homemade chicken noodle soup lately, but now I think forget that! I want a huge bowl of this instead. I never thought of putting fajita seasoning in soup before. Great idea!
Thanks, Amanda! The fajita seasoning really gives this soup a kick of flavor!
I just tried the McCormick’s Chili mix recently and it was really great, so I can’t wait to try the Fajita one! I love Mexican inspired soups like this, and I love how easy this is. There are so many nights where I don’t feel like cooking and this will be just perfect!
Thank you, Marcie! Aren’t those seasoning mixes the best? I can’t wait to try the chili one!
I need to look for these packets! I love that they’re organic, and I can always use a little shortcut in the kitchen. That soup sound delicious!
Thanks for the soup love, Blair!
I am ready for soup season already, I tell ya. Coveting that gorgeous pot!
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Lynn!
Sometimes I get hit with extreme laziness when it comes to cooking! Usually it coincides with a full sink of dishes. Having to wash dishes just to cook and make them dirty again is the worst! I love the flavors of this soup…I’m definitely going to keep this one handy for my next lazy day. 🙂
Haha yes! Those darn dishes always get in the way! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words, friend!
love fajita soups! it has been a long time since i last made one. this looks wonderful gayle! Xx
Thank you, Thalia! I’m hooked on these flavors! 🙂
I love soups like this one, especially during colder months which are to come. Yummy and comforting, I like it:)
Thanks for the soup love and for stopping by, Natalia!
I don’t have kids either Gayle and I totally understand. Sometimes I jus don’t want to cook! I love how simple and easy this is to use, and how great this soup looks!!
Thank you, Jessica!
There are so many nights I don’t feel like cooking and a comforting bowl of soup sounds perfect! Love the zesty flavors and how easy this comes together with the seasoning mix! I’ll take a big bowl please 🙂
Thanks, Kelly! This make a deliciously easy meal!