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A hearty and delicious Chicken Corn Chowder filled with all the best ingredients – chicken, potatoes, corn, carrots, cheese and more! The whole family loves this thick and creamy chowder.

Chowders tend to be more thick and creamy than your average soup recipe. If you like this one, you’ll love our Clam Chowder, or our Cheesy Ham Chowder!

Chicken corn chowder topped with parsley in a white bowl

Kid-Friendly Chowder

To be quite honest, you really can’t go wrong with a recipe like this. It is a little thicker (hence why it’s a chowder), but you can always make it more soup-y by adding a bit more chicken broth.

It also has all of our favorite ingredients: chicken, corn, carrots, potatoes and cheese. And like I said – you can’t go wrong when those ingredients are involved.

We also love that this chowder is very kid-friendly! My kids still tend to cringe if they notice any “green” things in soup, so they loved this corn chowder. And I loved that they were eating some veggies and enjoying this delicious chowder!

How to Make Chicken Chowder

CHICKEN. Start by prepping your chicken (cook and dice), or use rotisserie chicken to speed up the process.

VEGGIES. In a large pot, bring chicken broth to a boil. Reduce heat and add potatoes, carrots, corn, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

CHOWDER. In another pan, melt butter, add flour, and mix well. Slowly add milk and cook until it thickens. Stir in cheese and mix until it’s all melted.

COMBINE. Add the cheese/milk mixture, as well as the cooked chicken, to veggie mixture and stir until combined and cooked through. ENJOY!

Crockpot: You can also make this in the crock pot. Add broth, potatoes, carrots, corn and salt to the pot. If you use cooked chicken, add it toward the end of the cook time otherwise you can just use raw chicken and put it in the crock pot at the beginning.

Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours. About 30 minutes before serving complete STEP 3 and stir it into the chowder. Add the cooked chicken, if you have not done so.  

Close up of chicken and corn chowder cooking in a pot

Variations, Tips, + Storing

Texture: If you find the chowder to be too thick for you liking you can easily add water, broth or milk. Making the soup thicker takes a but for effort, but is still rather easy.

  • Mash a few of the potatoes with a fork and stir.
  • You can also take ½ c of the soup and place it in a separate bowl. Mix 1-2 tbsp flour into the bowl. Once combined add it back to the main pot of soup. Repeat until you’ve reached the desired thickness. 

Additions: Aside from making the perfect texture you can also adjust the ingredients to your liking. You can easily add celery, mushrooms, cauliflower and more to the chowder. 

Storage: leftover chicken corn chowder can be stored covered in the fridge for 2-3 days. Freezing is a bit tricker as the texture will be altered when frozen. I suggest mashing up the remaining potatoes to reduce the mealy texture that can form. Store soup in a freezer safe container for 1-2 months. Thaw in the fridge and reheat slowly over low heat. Add milk to help smooth out the soup as needed.

Chicken and Corn Chowder Recipe in a white bowl

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Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
A hearty and delicious Chicken Corn Chowder filled with all the best ingredients – chicken, potatoes, corn, carrots, cheese and more! The whole family loves this thick and creamy chowder.
Servings: 8
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups potatoes cubed
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced
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Instructions 

  • In a large pot, bring chicken broth to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and add potatoes, carrots, corn, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • In another pan, melt butter, add flour and mix well. Slowly add milk and cook until thickens. Stir in cheese and mix until melted.
  • Add cheese/milk mixture, and cooked chicken, to veggie mixture and stir until combined and cooked through. ENJOY!

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 92mg, Sodium: 1140mg, Potassium: 576mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 3455IU, Vitamin C: 14.2mg, Calcium: 407mg, Iron: 2.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
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21 Comments

  1. Zoe says:

    5 stars
    Added garlic, onion powder, and extra pepper. Delicious and simple. Can’t wait to try this with other veggies/ spices! Thank you!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Great additions! Thank you for sharing what you did!

  2. Amber Hill says:

    5 stars
    Family friendly, easy, filling, and delicious!

  3. Kristina says:

    5 stars
    It’s still a bit hit here, but I pinned this to save for autumn. It Looks delicious.

  4. Joy says:

    5 stars
    My hubby loves this! Any soup with carrots, cheese, & potatoes are his fav!

  5. Melissa says:

    5 stars
    delicious my my family loved it!

  6. Lily says:

    5 stars
    What a comforting recipe, the perfect lunch for the family, we served it with some garlic bread and it was amazing.

  7. Jen says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I’m so happy to add this to my soup rotation. Thanks so much.

  8. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    I love soups! They tend to be healthier and very satisfying. I could honestly have soup all year long hot or not.

  9. Margaret says:

    5 stars
    mADE IT LAST NIGHT, IT WAS EXCELLENT! I ADDED SOME RED PEPPER FLAKES AND A CHOPPED SHALLOT SINCE WE HAD A BUNCH IN OUR GARDEN.

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Perfect!! Thank you for sharing that!!

  10. Lisa says:

    5 stars
    This looks so yummy!! I can’t wait to make this and so excited I have all the ingredients so I don’t have to go grocery shopping in order to make it. Love soup weather!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Me too & having all the ingredients is the best!! Hope you like it!