Smokey Clamicken Chowder


This wholesome, warming chowder is quite simple and filling.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
3 quarts


  • 4 slices bacon, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 (48 fluid ounce) can chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 2 teaspoons garlic and herb seasoning blend

  • 2 bay leaves

  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • 1 small head broccoli, cut into florets

  • 1 ½ cups half-and-half

  • 1 potato, cubed

  • 2 (6.5 ounce) cans chopped clams

  • ½ pound roasted chicken thigh meat, diced

  • ¼ cup butter, cubed

  • 1 cup coarsely shredded smoked cheddar cheese (Optional)


  1. Cook the bacon and olive oil in a large pot over medium heat until the grease has rendered out, and the bacon has begun to brown. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, and set aside. Stir the garlic, onion, carrots, and celery into the bacon drippings, and cook for 10 minutes until the onion softens and becomes translucent. Stir in the flour, and continue cooking and stirring 10 minutes more.

  2. Pour in the chicken broth, and season with cumin, red pepper flakes, garlic and herb seasoning blend, bay leaf, thyme, salt, and poultry seasoning. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

  3. Meanwhile, place broccoli in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Drain, and place into a blender. Puree until smooth, using some of the half-and-half as needed.

  4. Add the broccoli puree, remaining half-and-half, potato, clams, and chicken to the simmering chowder. Return to a simmer, and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cubed butter until melted, and sprinkle with Cheddar cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
20g Fat
15g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 1012mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 33mg 163%
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 10mg 55%
Potassium 530mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.