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5 from 3 votes

BBQ Chicken Soup Recipe

BBQ Chicken Soup is an easy 30-minute soup recipe with chicken, veggies, and a kick of heat. It has all of your favorite barbecue flavors - even picky eaters will love this BBQ soup!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ medium onion 85 g, diced
  • 1 medium carrot 55 g, diced
  • 1 bell pepper 85 g, diced (any color)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 12 ounces cooked chicken see note
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce


  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, and bell peppers. Cook until soft, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and cook 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken stock and cover. Bring to a boil and let cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken and corn, bring the soup back to a boil, then stir in barbecue sauce and cook until hot. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
  • Serving suggestion: Top with cilantro, diced green onions, and tortilla strips.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


This is the perfect use for rotisserie or leftover chicken, or if you meal prep shredded chicken. How to make this soup with raw chicken: dice 1 pound chicken breasts into small bite size pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in soup pot over medium heat. Add the chicken and brown on both sides (no need to cook through). Continue making soup with step 1 above, then just make sure the chicken is cooked through before adding BBQ sauce and serving soup.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 808mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 3617IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg