Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup

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

Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup is a zesty, low fat, gluten free meal with an easy low carb option! This skinny soup recipe is exactly what you need.

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I just can’t get enough soup this time of year. Neither can my family. They would eat soup every day, if I made it for them.

Any soup is a good idea when it’s so frigid outside. Yet we especially love soups with bold flavors and spices!

Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe - A simple zesty, Mexican-style, skinny soup recipe that is low fat, gluten free, and can be made low carb as well! #ASpicyPerspective #skinnyrecipe #soup #chickensoup #chicken

Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup

Today’s Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe is a meal you can enjoy all through the winter months, even when you are watching your diet.

This skinny soup is low fat, gluten free, and it only has good carbs from black beans and brown rice. However, if you want to make a low carb option, just take out the rice.

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

Chicken Fajita Soup

If you love tortilla soup, Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup offers the same type of comforting Mexican appeal, with a unique taste and texture.

Top it with reduced fat cheese, scallion, and fresh avocado, for a dinner that will make you say OLE!

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This Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe makes a large batch. Enjoy it tonight, and freeze the rest for a busy night next week!

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Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe - Low Fat, Gluten Free, & Low Carb Option!
4.75 from 32 votes

Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
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!
Servings: 6 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1632mg 68%
Potassium 895mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 3g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 9.4%
Vitamin C 72.6%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 17.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 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.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

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.

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122 comments on “Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup

  1. Pennyposted November 11, 2018 at 8:41 am Reply

    I slow cooked mine in the crockpot on low for 6 hours turned out good

  2. Cynthiaposted November 5, 2018 at 3:47 pm Reply

    Just returned from Mexico and was craving the flavours! This soup is delicious. Thanks so much for the recipe. For garnishes I used fresh cilantro and freshly squeezed lime.

  3. JEDposted October 30, 2018 at 7:35 am Reply

    Delicious! Used fire roasted tomatoes with green chillies to give it some extra kick–yum!

  4. Lindaposted October 26, 2018 at 3:29 pm Reply

    This is so DELICIOUS and easy to make!! Thank You!!

  5. Aprilposted October 21, 2018 at 10:46 pm Reply

    Was excited to make this soup but then saw the sodium content. Yikes!  Is it so high due to the fajita mix? Wondering about just adding my own spices rather than the mix. 

  6. janposted October 20, 2018 at 4:24 pm Reply

    could this be made without the chicken?  Even perhaps throw in shrimp to cook just prior to serving…?

    • Sommer Collierposted October 22, 2018 at 9:10 am Reply

      Hi Jan,

      Absolutely! Throw in any protein you like! :)

  7. Annmarie Willerposted October 20, 2018 at 3:50 pm Reply

    Why is it so high in sodium??? Is there a way to cut it?

    • Sommer Collierposted October 22, 2018 at 9:08 am Reply

      Hi Annmarie,

      It’s most likely from the seasoning packet. Just for reference, 1 teaspoon salt has 2325 mg sodium.

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  9. Gailposted October 20, 2018 at 8:36 am Reply

    Was planning too. But thinking of using slow cooker.

  10. Tomposted October 13, 2018 at 6:59 pm Reply

    Can this be done in a crock pot and can Basmati rice be used?

    • Sommer Collierposted October 22, 2018 at 9:28 am Reply

      Hi Tom,

      Yes and yes. Just be sure to sauté the veggie in a skillet first to soften them, before adding to the slow cooker.

  11. Jeannieposted October 13, 2018 at 12:40 pm Reply

    I’m making this tonight as part of my Sunday prep. Hoing to make enough for 15 servings. My family will each get 3 bowls for their week. I’m going to omit the rice, and I CANNOT wait to taste it!!!

  12. Lauraposted October 11, 2018 at 10:32 am Reply

    You can’t have beans on a ketogenic diet, so I’m not sure how this recipe applies. Lools really good, though.

    • Sommer Collierposted October 12, 2018 at 3:11 pm Reply

      Hi Laura,

      This recipe is considered “low carb” based on standard recommended nutritional values, however it is not ketogenic and is not intended to be. Low carb and ketogenic are not mutually exclusive.

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  14. Reem Hawwaposted September 24, 2018 at 9:01 am Reply

    I tried it yesterday but instead of 8 cups chicken broth i added 8 vups of water with one organic maggi cube and it worked perfectly

    its such a filling soup for dinner and sooo yummy

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  22. Ritaposted June 22, 2018 at 6:10 pm Reply

    Always excited when I find a recipe that the entire family likes. They loved this soup!! Made it without rice, but added some roasted corn (Trader Joe’s frozen) and served with diced avocado and chopped cilantro – thank you for sharing!!

  23. Staci Perryposted June 8, 2018 at 12:41 pm Reply

    I found this recipe while searching low sodium meals. It sounded fantastic and I was super excited to make! UNTIL I saw the sodium content!! How in the world does this recipe qualify to be under low sodium meals?

    • Sommer Collierposted June 9, 2018 at 3:56 pm Reply

      Hi Staci,

      I don’t actually have a category for low sodium meals. Maybe you found it under low carb?

  24. Faithposted June 7, 2018 at 7:58 pm Reply

    How long does it take too cook the chicken? I shred my chicken in my food process after boiling it! Shreds amazing…. So if I had all the other ingredients (no rice), and just add already shredded chicken, how long for it to cook? Thank you and it looks amazing :)

    • Sommer Collierposted June 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm Reply

      Hi Faith!

      If you boil the chicken in the soup as it’s simmering, it usually takes 15-20 minutes to cook whole boneless chicken breasts. :)

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  27. Ellieposted May 19, 2018 at 2:19 pm Reply

    Can you put noodles in this instead of the rice?
    Thank you

    • Sommer Collierposted May 25, 2018 at 2:14 pm Reply

      Hi Ellie,

      Sure! You can make any adjustments you like. :)

  28. Bposted May 8, 2018 at 10:30 pm Reply

    Left out beans and rice and added summer squash and sweet peppers.

    Tasted excellant!

    A great soup!!

  29. Calliposted April 17, 2018 at 2:25 pm Reply

    Wow. This recipe is super easy to follow and  extremely good and delicious. I added vegan cheese lactose free with tofetti sour cream then added some parsley for garnish. If I could give this recipe a 300/10 I would!!!!!!! Absolutely will make at least once a week. New staple in this household. 

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  33. debbieposted March 31, 2018 at 12:55 pm Reply

    I made this but used taco seasoning instead of fajita . not a fan of the fajita seasoning. this is a must on a cold winter day. love it. made it several times so far

  34. Jackieposted March 19, 2018 at 7:53 pm Reply

    Love this great tasting soup! I make it a few times a month and eat it for dinner and take it for lunch. The right amount of spice and healthy! 

  35. Triciaposted February 27, 2018 at 1:20 pm Reply

    This soup is so delicious! It’s a favorite at our house. Thanks for the recipe!

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  37. sylviaposted February 14, 2018 at 11:01 am Reply

    Why so much sodium?

    • Colleen Sullivanposted March 30, 2018 at 11:11 am Reply

      The fajita spice packet, broth, canned beans and canned tomatoes would attribute to the sodium! My suggestion would be making your own fajita spice and omit or reduce the salt, use reduced or no sodium broth and tomatoes and use dried beans instead of canned. Which is exactly what I’ll be doing when I make this later!

      Thanks for the great recipe!

  38. Roseposted February 12, 2018 at 5:50 pm Reply

    It’s pretty watery. I think next time I won’t add as much broth. I also used riced cauliflower rather than rice and added a can of Rotel. I was looking for more flavor but not spiciness. All in all pretty good. I topped with some cheddar cheese and sour cream

    • Sommerposted February 14, 2018 at 11:00 am Reply

      Hi Rose,

      I would guess the addition of riced cauliflower and the Rotel were why your soup was so watery. Definitely reduce the broth by 2 cups if you plan to make it this way again. Happy Cooking!

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  45. Lindsay Kovalskyposted January 22, 2018 at 9:41 pm Reply

    Made this on the crock pot and it’s amazing!!! Does the nutritional information listed include the rice? If so, any suggestions on what to subtract if I didn’t use any? Thank you so much!

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  47. Sonjaposted January 15, 2018 at 6:23 pm Reply

    Delicious! Made this to freeze for lunch on these cold, cold days. I omitted the rice and used black SOY beans instead of black beans (really cuts down on the carbs!) It was wonderful and will definitely go on my “low carb keepers list” – thank you!

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  49. kerrie schulzeposted January 2, 2018 at 8:02 pm Reply

    Tried your recipe for Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup and it is delicious. Perfect blend of flavors and I love the fact that it is low in calories. This is a definite keeper.

  50. Jenniferposted January 2, 2018 at 5:59 pm Reply

    This soup was really great! Made it without the rice for low carb. Tasted wonderful!