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Arizona Chicken Corn Chowder is a creamy, slightly spicy soup with crunchy kernels of corn throughout. It’s a rich and filling meal the whole family will enjoy.

Creamy Arizona Chicken Corn Chowder

My cousin is one of my favorite cooks. She’s taught me all kinds of unique (mostly Mexican) recipes. When her daughter came to visit us over Christmas break a couple of months ago, she brought several of her mama’s homecooked meals. This Arizona Chicken Corn Chowder was one of them. I’ve also seen it called “Southwest” or “Tex-Mex,” but they’re from Arizona, so we’re sticking with that.

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She is the first to tell you that she doesn’t follow a recipe when she cooks, and it’s difficult to get her to nail down specifics because each time is different! This particular recipe she has perfected in a way that her family (including me!) really loves, and that’s the recipe I’ve got to share with you today.

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There aren’t a ton of strange ingredients – it’s pretty straightforward. Shredded chicken (cook your own or use store bought rotisserie to save time and add flavor), cream cheese, Pace Picante Sauce (broken down in the blender or food processor to make it smooth), chicken broth and frozen corn. There are a couple of spices you can add, but that’s pretty much it! And holy cow is it a big giant pot of creamy deliciousness!

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A bowl of Corn Chowder

Arizona Corn Chowder

5 from 3 votes
Arizona Chicken Corn Chowder is a creamy, slightly spicy soup with crunchy kernels of corn throughout. It’s a rich and filling meal the whole family will enjoy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 505kcal


  • 14.5 ounce can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 14 ounce can white corn drained
  • 14 ounce can yellow corn drained
  • 16 ounce jar Pace Picante sauce
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded (or rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  • Combine ingredients in a large soup pot and over medium heat until heated through; about 20 minutes. Do not boil.
  • Divide into bowls and serve hot. Garnish with sliced green onions if desired.


*Tip: For a smoother soup, blend Pace Picante Sauce in a blender until smooth, then add to the soup.


Calories: 505kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 26gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 1030mgPotassium: 1141mgFiber: 7gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 1734IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

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Arizona Chicken Corn Chowder - a creamy and rich soup that's sure to please the whole family!

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. I made the Arizona Chicken Corn Chowder this week. It was the first soup/chowder I have ever made. I just got into cooking after shattering my left arm and going through a divorce. My ex was a very picky eater, so I could never really experiment and try new recipes. This recipe was so easy and full of deliciousness in a bowl. I added a little more chili powder than what the recipe called for. Thank you for posting this! It is keeper recipe for sure!

    1. I know a lot about having a picky ex to feed! Glad you’re on the mend, both physically and emotionally, and so glad you enjoyed the soup!