Chicken and Corn Chowder

Warm, comforting, and a great way to use leftover fried or roasted chicken, this Chicken and Corn Chowder is the bomb!

Chicken and Corn Chowder

I’ve always known I’m a soup person. As a matter of fact, it’s one of my major cravings when I was pregnant with my 2nd daughter. I don’t really care if the weather’s hot or cold, I’d eat soup whenever I want to.

My latest soup inspiration came from the giant bucket of KFC which arrived on our doorstep the last week of September. It contained three 10-pc buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken. I gave one of the buckets to my sister who lives next door. A couple of pieces to my aunt. That still left us with too many chicken than the three of us can handle.

We ate chicken for two straight days — still, there were a lot left which I kept frozen in the fridge.

Chicken and Corn Chowder

I was inspired to take a few pieces out the other day and turn it into soup. It was raining and soup would be a nice light dinner. The Adarne family is getting plump and we need to steer away from too much rice and sugar. Basically, we need to eat healthier.

This is a lighter version of chowder. Easy to cook and can be left simmering in between helping with homework and review for quizzes.

We need more soups like this!

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Chicken and Corn Chowder

  • Author: Peachy Adarne

Ingredients

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  • 3 pieces leftover chicken, shredded
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 bell red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 pcs potatoes, cubed
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 7 cups chicken broth (or water + 2 pcs chicken cube)
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1 can corn kernels
  • 1 cup milk (I used evaporated milk)
  • chopped spring onion for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pot, heat butter and olive oil.
  2. Sauté garlic and onion until onions become translucent. Add bell pepper and saute until tender.
  3. Stir in flour, and cook 2 minutes stirring constantly. While stirring, slowly add in chicken broth and whisk until well blended.
  4. Add potatoes and bay leaves then bring to a boil. Simmer until potatoes are tender.
  5. Add in cooked chicken, corn and pour in milk. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Transfer to serving bowls, top with bacon and spring onion and serve with crusty bread.

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79 Responses

  1. Bookmarking! Thank you for the easy to follow recipe! I also love soup, no matter the weather and it so happened Chicken and Corn Chowder is one of them, aside from mushroom soup 🙂

  2. This looks amazing! What a great way to use chicken! I think this would be great on a chilly afternoon. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. I swear my meal planning list gets bigger and bigger because of recipes like this. This looks so good I cannot wait to try it.

  4. I’ve always loved corn chowder. It’s the perfect comfort food, even in the spring and summer. Just by altering a few ingredients you can transform it into a more winter dish, or a lighter summer dish.

  5. We actually raise and butcher our own chickens and have at least 8 to 10 birds left in our downstairs freezer to use up before this year’s batch of chicks arrive so I think this soup recipe will by on the must-try list! I’m a big fan of soup so I can completely understand where you’re coming from.

  6. I enjoy chowder, especially on a cool day. We get plenty of those up here in the Northeast, so I will definitely get the chance to put this recipe to the test!

  7. Our entire family loves soup. All kinds of soup, in fact. 🙂 I’ve actually been looking for more soup recipes so this came at the right time. Thanks! 🙂

  8. Corn is one of my favorites! There’s just so much to do with it, and even when you’re eating it, just by itself it’s still so good. Thanks for this recipe!

  9. Soup is always good even if the weather is getting warmer. My daughter absolutely loves Corn Chowder. This sounds like a great recipe. I have never made it from scratch.

  10. This chowder sounds absolutely delicious to me. I have never had chowder. I’m missing out, I know!

  11. Sounds yum. I have only had one corn chowder that I wanted to jump into the bowl and lick it clean when I was done. I may have to try this out.

  12. I love a good hot chowder for lunch or dinner. Yours looks scrumptious and I can’t wait to try it. I’ll have to print out your recipe to make sure I have everything I need.

  13. I am glad you’ve shared this Mommy Peachy. I love chicken chowder but it is yummier with corn kernels too! I only get to eat chowder when I dine with my hubby in our fave restaurant here. This restaurant serves the best chowder in town! And now you have the recipe here, I think it’ll be practical if I prepare my own. 🙂

  14. This soup looks so delicious. When I opened your page and see the pictures, I immediately run to the fridge to see what I got there to make this kind of soup. This is one thing to try this week. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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