Chicken & Corn Chowder

Such a hearty, creamy, comforting bowl of soup – This Chicken & Corn Chowder comes together super quick in just one big pot making it perfect for busy weeknights.

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When someone tells you, “this is my favorite soup that you’ve ever made” you know you have a winner. That’s what I heard multiple times from my family while we enjoyed this soup on a cold winter night. I won’t lie, it really is delicious, and it may just be my favorite soup yet.

This Chicken & Corn Chowder is a hearty and creamy bowl of soup that comes together super quick in just one big pot making it perfect for busy weeknights.

Now, before you get all up in arms screaming that this isn’t “chowder,” I will admit that you’r kind of right. Chowders are typically thickened with a roux of sorts, and I didn’t do that. So, it’s more chowder-esque. But that’s ok, because it totally scrumptious. Not to worry though, I’ll include thickening instructions in the recipe in case you want to do that.

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So what makes this soup so creamy if you aren’t thickening it? Well, cream for starters. I used a combination of one part heavy cream and one part nonfat milk. You could also use all heavy cream or even Half & Half for a richer soup but I like to reduce the fat and calories a tad by using the nonfat milk. This Chicken & Corn Chowder is super versatile – you could add some cream cheese or even some nice cheddar for extra flavor. If you want to save on calories, you could leave the cream out all together.

This Chicken & Corn Chowder is a hearty and creamy bowl of soup that comes together super quick in just one big pot making it perfect for busy weeknights.

Whichever way you make it, make it your own – that’s what cooking is all about! Enjoy, my friends!

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A bowl of Chowder

Chicken & Corn Chowder

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 5 -6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 2 medium carrots cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic 4 cloves
  • 1 15- ounce can creamed corn
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 8- ounce can green chiles
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups diced or shredded boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup peeled and diced potatoes
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream*
  • 2/3 cup nonfat milk*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 green onions diced
  • Fresh Italian flat leaf parsley for garnish if desired

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot (5 quart) heat olive oil over medium heat and add diced onion and carrots. Season with a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, for several minutes until translucent. Add garlic and cook for about a minute. Stir in green chiles, corn, creamed corn, chicken, potatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are cooked and fork tender; about 25-30 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in heavy cream and milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped green onions and fresh parsley, if desired.
  • To thicken, if you desire, ladle about ½ cup of the broth in a small bowl and whisk in 2 tablespoons of flour. Once completely combined, pour this mixture into the soup. It will thicken in minutes upon standing.
  • *Instead of heavy cream and nonfat milk, you could replace with half & half, or use all heavy cream or all nonfat milk, if you choose.

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This Chicken & Corn Chowder is a hearty and creamy bowl of soup that comes together super quick in just one big pot making it perfect for busy weeknights.

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. Is there the possibility of you adding Calories and Nutritional Information for your recipes?

    1. Hi Daniel, We are working on it, and have adding it to a lot of them. Unfortunately it takes time and we onoy have the manpower to do a few per week. There are great resources online like myfitnesspal.com that you can use in the meantime.

  2. Milk, heavy cream and nonfat dry milk? Surely I’m not the only person confused by this recipe. I see all of the milk products are marked with an asterisk but then the recipe goes on to talk about thickening the broth with flour, Please explain !

    1. Hi, I’m not sure where the confusion is…the recipe doesn’t call for dry milk, just a combination of heavy cream and nonfat milk. That is what I cook with when making creamy soups, so it’s what I listed in the recipe. I updated the comments about using the milk/heavy cream so hopefully that is a little more clear.