Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder

This chowder will quickly become a go-to recipe! It's loaded with chicken, veggies and rich creamy broth. Delicious comfort food!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn chowder
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 7
Calories: 497 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast , cooked and shredded (3 cups)
  • 8 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled*
  • 1/4 cup butter , diced into 1 Tbsp pieces
  • 1 large red bell pepper , diced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium yellow onion , diced (1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 - 2 jalapenos , seeded for less heat if desired, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 medium russet potatoes , peeled and diced slightly less than 1/2-inch thick (3 cups)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • Green onions and seeded , finely chopped jalapenos (optional), for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add red bell pepper, onions, jalapenos and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds longer. Stir in flour, and cook 2 minutes stirring constantly. While stirring, slowly add in chicken broth and whisk until well blended.
  2. Add potatoes, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture to a boil stirring frequently, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, 10 minutes or just until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add in cooked chicken, corn and half and half and simmer, uncovered 10 - 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Serve warm topped bacon, green onions, and optional jalapeno peppers.
  4. Recipe Source: adapted with some changes from BHG