Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup

Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe - Low Fat, Gluten Free, & Low Carb Option!

Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:40 minutes

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Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe – A simple zesty Mexican-style soup that is low fat, gluten free, and can be made low carb as well!


  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained
  • 15 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 fajita seasoning packet
  • 1/2 cup brown rice, optional
  • Possible Garnishes: Reduced Fat Cheese, Scallions, Avocado


  1. Place a large sauce 6-8 quart pot over medium heat. Add the oil, chopped bell peppers, onions, and garlic. Saute for 3-5 minutes to soften.
  2. Add whole chicken breasts, black beans, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, 1 fajita seasoning packet, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. If adding rice, stir it in with an additional 2 cups of water. Bring the soup to a boil. Lower the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Use tongs to remove the cooked chicken breasts. Allow the soup to continue simmering to fully cook the rice, another 10-15 minutes. Allow the chicken to cool for a few minutes, then shred with two forks.
  4. Once the rice is tender, add the shredded chicken back to the soup. Taste, and salt and pepper as needed.

NOTE: This soup has a nice light fajita flavor. If you like a more robust soup, use the fajita packet + 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, and 1 fresh chopped jalapeno.

For a low carb option, omit the brown rice.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6-8 servings, Serving Size: 8

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 236 Calories
  • Total Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 1232mg
  • Carbohydrates: 18.1g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 4.5g
  • Protein: 25.1g
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32 comments on “Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup

  1. Jenposted January 20, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply

    I know what’s for dinner tonight!!

  2. Gailaposted January 20, 2017 at 8:08 am Reply

    What a great idea! this soup sounds perfect!

  3. Maria Lichtyposted January 20, 2017 at 10:14 am Reply

    Sounds like a  great family dinner!

  4. Heather Christoposted January 20, 2017 at 2:27 pm Reply

    the flavors in this are fantastic!

  5. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted January 21, 2017 at 10:54 am Reply

    Yum! Love chicken fajita soup! :)

  6. Marla Meridithposted January 22, 2017 at 7:07 pm Reply

    LOVE this skinny soup!

    Rating: 5
  7. Savita @ Chef De Homeposted January 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm Reply

    Such a bowl of comfort!

  8. Rachelposted February 8, 2017 at 8:23 pm Reply

    This looks great! When I add the chicken, do I add it raw? 

    • Sommerposted February 9, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply

      Hi Rachel,

      Yes, add the chicken raw. It will cook as the soup simmers. :)

  9. Jenposted February 21, 2017 at 7:54 pm Reply

    Calories per serving please?

    • Haleighposted May 15, 2017 at 2:48 am Reply

      I wondered the same thing too so I went to a recipe calorie calculator and it says this makes 6 servings with each serving being 316 cal!

      • Allysonposted July 22, 2017 at 3:49 pm

        What calorie calculator did you use? myfitnesspal shows it is 545 calories

  10. Marcelaposted February 22, 2017 at 7:40 pm Reply

    I can freeze this, right? Thanks!

    • Sommer Collierposted March 1, 2017 at 7:06 pm Reply

      Hi Marcela,

      Yes, it freezes rather well!

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  12. Chelseaposted February 28, 2017 at 8:26 am Reply

    This sounds awesome. Have you ever done it in the crockpot?

    • Sommerposted March 1, 2017 at 7:07 pm Reply

      Hi Chelsea,

      You can make it in the crockpot, but you do need to sauté the onions in a skillet first.

  13. Colleen Sykesposted March 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm Reply

    Does anyone know how many carbs per serving this skinny fajita soup is?

    Thank you!

    • Caitlynposted March 30, 2017 at 8:50 pm Reply

      I made this without the rice and without the black beans (and it was delicious even without them!) and also only used one carton of chicken stock and a large can of diced tomatoes. My carb tracker totalled 10g for a pretty hefty size bowl (412g).

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  15. Lizposted March 11, 2017 at 9:53 pm Reply

    Hi.   Just made this soup; easy and we loved it.  Will be making again.   Thanks for sharing.  

    Rating: 5
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  17. Karlaposted March 19, 2017 at 10:54 am Reply

    This is just what I was looking for!  Thank you!!  Looks delish!  

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  19. Julia Nposted May 4, 2017 at 9:22 pm Reply

    Made this tonight… Huge hit with the fam!! Topped with homemade guac, tortilla chips and green onion 😍 I added the extra chilli powder and cumin and left out the extra 2 cups water (if you add rice.) Great flavours! 

    Rating: 5
  20. Carolyn Alvaradoposted May 8, 2017 at 10:30 pm Reply

    What is considered a serving? 1 or 2 cups?

    thank you

  21. Nannetteposted June 5, 2017 at 11:22 am Reply

    Hi, I can’t eat any of the bell peppers family. Can you suggest what peppers I could use? I can eat almost any other type of peppers, but I do stay away from very Hot peppers. I love these recipes, but most of them use the same type of the bell pepper family :~(

    Hope you can help. Thanks

  22. anneposted June 6, 2017 at 2:53 am Reply

    can’t wait to try

  23. Kristinposted June 10, 2017 at 10:29 am Reply

    I like to add the traditional cooked rotisserie chicken to save time and add flavor.

  24. Charlene Florenceposted June 14, 2017 at 7:59 pm Reply

    This soup is delicious, so happy I tried it. 

    Rating: 5
  25. Sherrieposted July 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm Reply

    What are the nutrients? 

  26. Lorraine Vanemon Nobleposted July 18, 2017 at 12:06 pm Reply


    Rating: 5