Zero Point Weight Watchers Taco Soup

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Zero Point Weight Watchers Taco Soup packed with chicken breast, beans, corn, tomatoes, and tons of taco flavor. Cooked in the slow cooker or on the stove-top, this healthy dish will feed a crowd and couldn't be easier to make. Jump to Recipe keyboard_arrow_down

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This Weight Watchers Taco Soup has zero Freestyle SmartPoints! It can be made in your crockpot or cooked in just thirty minutes on the stovetop with all the flavor of a traditional taco soup, but good for you!

Today I would love to chat about those days when you realize its only 4:00 PM and you have already eaten all your points. Ugh. It happens more often than I would like to admit, but sometimes it's just reality. Temptations pop up, lunch plans change, someone brings girl scout cookies to get the idea.

I would love to know what your strategy is for days like that. On the old plan, I relied almost exclusively on salads and veggie soup, but on the new plan there are so many more options. What do you eat on those days? And even if you aren't on Weight Watchers, we all have days where we over indulge during the day and contemplate trying to make it through the last four hours of the day on nothing but lettuce.

Weight Watchers Taco Soup on a white napkin with cheese and cilantro.

For me, I like to have some easy low point/healthy options available at all times in the freezer and this zero point taco soup is topping the list as one of my favorites. It's super filling, packed with fiber and protein, and tastes amazing. It's seriously good. Plus if you have some points to spare, you can add things like cheese, baked tortilla chips, or avocado on top to really take it to the next level.

Another thing that makes this Weight Watchers Taco Soup the best is that it couldn't be easier to make. Other than the onion and garlic, you are just dumping ingredients into the slow cooker and walking away. You can use almost any combination of beans you like and feel free to switch out the protein.

Ground turkey or chicken are delicious in this recipe, just brown it before adding it to the slow cooker. If you aren't worried about keeping it zero points, you could also use ground beef or chicken thighs. Or go for a veggie version and leave the meat out entirely for some extra beans.

Ways to Customize this Weight Watchers Taco Soup

  • Protein: You can use chicken breast, ground chicken breast, or 99% lean ground turkey for a zero point soup. You could also use chicken thighs, ground beef, ground turkey sausage, or vegetarian ground meat, just adjust the points.
  • Vegetarian option: Leave out the meat and just add an extra can of beans.
  • Taco seasoning: Store bought taco seasoning is fast but it is packed with sodium. Consider making a homemade version to cut back on the sodium in this recipe.
  • Cut back on sodium: Look for low sodium beans, tomatoes, and chicken broth to cut back on the sodium levels in the recipe. Also make the homemade taco seasoning referenced above.
  • Veggies: You can defintiely add lots of extra veggies to this recipe. Bell peppers are a good option. I have also added zucchini, spinach, and cauliflower. You can also doubel the tomatoes. 
  • Freezer friendly: This soup freezes really well. I recommend freezing it in individual servings for quick and easy lunches.
  • Traditional Taco Soup with ranch: Many people also like to add a packet of ranch seasoning to their taco soup. Feel free to add that as well if that is how your family enjoys it.
  • Thicker soup: To thicken up the broth, consider adding a can of fat free refried beans. It will make the soup thick and creamy.

Slow Cooker Weight Watchers Taco Soup with cilantro, cheese, and baked tortilla chips.

Cooking Options

This soup can be made in the slow cooker, instant pot, or on the stove top. It is a really versatile recipe. My personal preference is the slow cooker since the flavors have the most time to combine and deepen, but they all work great.

  • Slow Cooker / Crockpot: This can be made in the slow cooker and cooked on low for 4-8 hours. The longer it cooks, the deeper the flavor will be.
  • Instant Pot: To cook this in the Instant Pot, just use the soup setting (8 minutes) and then let the pressure release naturally.
  • Stovetop: It takes about 30 minutes to cook this taco soup on the stove top but it can simmer much longer than that to deepen the flavors. Just make sure remove the chicken breast so it doesn't over cook.

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The Recipe

Zero Point Weight Watchers Taco Soup

COOK TIME: 4 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours, 5 Min
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  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 U onion, diced
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 14.5 oz. canned pinto beans, drained
  • 14.5 oz. canned black beans, drained
  • 14.5 oz. canned corn, drained
  • 14.5 oz. canned diced tomatoes with green chilies (not drained)
  • 2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1.25 oz. taco seasoning

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Slow Cooker Option: Add everything to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours (up to 8 is fine). Remove the chicken and shred or chop.


Stovetop: Add a touch of olive to a large soup pot. Cook the onions for 6-8 minutes until tender. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 30 minutes. To keep the chicken as tender as possible, I like to remove it after 12-15 minutes when it is cooked through. Then I shred or chop it and add it back to the soup before serving.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1,.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306
Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 37mg
Sodium 1573mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 4g
Protein 28g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Zero points WW taco soup with beans, corn, chicken, and tomatoes with cilantro and cheese.
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January 8, 2019 - 10:47
We love it too! And I always love WW recipes that my husband will eat too!
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Peggy Rardin
September 2, 2018 - 12:42
The soup looks amazingly delicious. However, when I put the nutrition info into the smart points calculator, it calculated to 7 points. Am I missing something?
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September 2, 2018 - 19:34
Hi Peggy! For the most accurate info you will want to use the recipe calculator (not the nutritional calculator) since it will properly count the turkey, beans, and corn as zero points. According to WW, that is the preferred method to calculate points since it doesn't count the calories/carbs/fat of zero point foods.
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Amber Cleveland
September 20, 2018 - 10:27
What is a recipe calculator and where can you find that on the app
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October 28, 2018 - 11:32
Click on the star at the bottom of the app. Click my recipes then click create.
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Glenys Aitken
August 20, 2018 - 15:00
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My husband and I have this soup for dinner almost every night. I'll often add spinach or another leafy green, but we never tire of this recipe and we are both gradually losing weight. Thank you Slenderkitchen!
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February 11, 2019 - 11:47
ooh spinach, great idea!
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January 8, 2019 - 10:48
Love the idea of adding spinach or leafy greens for some extra nutrition!
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August 19, 2018 - 11:17
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Very tasty. Just started my own WW diet, only making meals and eating foods from the free food list. Great soup recipe for zero points. Thanks!
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January 8, 2019 - 10:48
So glad you enjoyed it :) Zero point meals are the best.
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April 22, 2018 - 17:35
Family loved it
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January 8, 2019 - 10:48
So happy to hear that! My kids gobble this up.
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March 27, 2018 - 23:21
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This was delicious. We aren't on weight watchers, but the calories were reasonable. This is going to make it into our rotation.
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