Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder

It was a cold day outside and I was craving a hot bowl of soup. I had some freshly made chicken broth, leftover roasted chicken and frozen corn so I decided to make a creamy chicken corn chowder. I adapted a recipe I found on the Food Network. I used some evaporated milk instead of regular milk and I added garlic. It was a bit thin when I made it so I added some corn starch to thicken it up. It turned out very hearty and delicious – we all loved it. My husband said the leftover soup was very good for lunch too.

Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe from Food Network
 
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups of frozen corn kernels
  • 4 cups of homemade chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Sea Salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups of roasted chicken, shredded and chopped
  • 1 cup of evaporated milk
  • 2-3 tbsp corn starch
  • Parsley, chopped

Cook the bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Once it’s cooked place on a paper towel to drain then crumble and set aside. Add the onion and red pepper to the Dutch oven and cook for 3-4 minutes; add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the corn, potato, thyme, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Stir for another minute then add the broth. Cook on low for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are very soft.

Blend the soup for a few seconds with an immersion blender – don’t over blend. Add the chicken. Next add the corn starch to the evaporated milk and mix thoroughly. Bring the soup to a boil then add the cornstarch, stirring well. Taste and re-season with spices if needed. Top each bowl of soup with bacon crumbles and chopped parsley. Enjoy.


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

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9 Responses to “Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder”

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    james — December 3, 2009 @ 9:32 am

    Make up a pan of brown or white gravy using bacon fat. Use that in place of the stock.
    Any other stock you may have, such as beef.

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    cookeaze — December 3, 2009 @ 11:13 am

    Wonderful post! lucky to find it!This is my first time here. You have an amazing space and the cute picture was the highlight of your post. Loved it!

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    Live.Love.Eat — December 3, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

    WOW, that little pile of bacon looks outstanding on top. It's still pretty warm here that I can't bring myself to make anything soupy or stewey.

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — December 4, 2009 @ 11:22 pm

    I am sitting here looking at this while eating soup and thinking yours looks way better!!

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    Jan — December 5, 2009 @ 7:52 am

    This looks like one delicious bowl of soup!

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    we are never full — December 5, 2009 @ 8:02 pm

    very nice. i'd add some spicy sriracha for an extra kick.

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    Gena — December 6, 2009 @ 10:18 pm

    I love the spagetti. It was a hit in my house. I live and work in a drug rehab. and work very long hours. I have very little time for elaborate recipes but, enjoy a good home cooked meal. Any suggestions?

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    Cindy — December 4, 2010 @ 4:04 am

    This would have been a good way to get rid of left over Thanksgiving turkey. Looks delish!

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