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Chicken and Corn Chowder

Thick, chunky, and loaded with amazing flavors, this Chicken and Corn Chowder is a keeper! It's an easy fix too, perfect for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 333kcal


For the corn broth:

  • 2-3 kernels removed
  • 2 cups water

For the chowder:

  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups low or no sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 cups corn kernels
  • 1 cup diced potatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 cups cooked chicken cubed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour mixed with 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper


For the corn broth:

  • Cut the kernels off 2-3 cobs of corn. You want 4 cups of corn kernels in total. Set the kernels aside.
  • In a medium-sized pot, simmer the naked cobs of corn in 2 cups of water, uncovered, for about 15 minutes. Simmer until the liquid has reduced by about half. Remove the cobs and reserve the liquid. You need 1/2 cup corn broth for this soup.

For the chowder:

  • Sautee the bacon in a medium size heavy-bottomed pot. When it is brown and crisp, remove it and set it aside. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat from the pot.
  • Sautee the onion, celery, and carrot in the bacon fat, until the onions are cooked through, about 5-6 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add the 1/2 cup of corn broth, chicken broth, and dried thyme. Simmer about 10 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes, corn, and chicken and simmer about 15 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through.
  • Add the red bell peppers, milk and cream.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of all purpose flour with 1/2 cup cold water. Slowly add this to the chowder in a stream, stirring as you add it. Bring the pot of soup back to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes until thick and gorgeous.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with reserved bacon and get ready for the applause!


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 622mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3612IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2mg