Chicken and Corn Chowder
A quick but hearty corn chowder gets flavor and color from two kinds of corn, bell peppers, bacon, and Cheddar cheese.
A quick but hearty corn chowder gets flavor and color from two kinds of corn, bell peppers, bacon, and Cheddar cheese.
Quite simple and very filling. I did use red pepper and increased it to a full cup. I also used Cracker Barrel 2% sharp white cheddar. Sauteeing the chicken and vegetables in the bacon really added a good amount of flavor, so adding fresh ground pepper and a little sea salt was really all this soup needed. VERY GOOD and quite comforting. I did serve this with Ranch Oyster Crackers on the side. NOTE: For those of you who shop at Costco, the frozen Foster Farms chicken breasts work great for this. One package of two large breasts is the perfect amount.Read More
Quite simple and very filling. I did use red pepper and increased it to a full cup. I also used Cracker Barrel 2% sharp white cheddar. Sauteeing the chicken and vegetables in the bacon really added a good amount of flavor, so adding fresh ground pepper and a little sea salt was really all this soup needed. VERY GOOD and quite comforting. I did serve this with Ranch Oyster Crackers on the side. NOTE: For those of you who shop at Costco, the frozen Foster Farms chicken breasts work great for this. One package of two large breasts is the perfect amount.
This was amazing! I made the recipe as given with the addition of potatoes and it was wonderful comfort food!
We were in need of some comfort food and this fit the bill! The flavors go really well together. I added chopped celery just because we like it. It would be really good on a cold, rainy night! I'm looking forward to the leftovers for luch!
YUM! I followed the recipe exactly on this except that I added 4 small red potatoes (peeled and cubed) and added a little more garlic. My boyfriend loved it and so did I. We ate it with rolls which went perfect. I am a novice at cooking and found the recipe easy to follow. Leftovers warm up just as tasty!
I felt like this recipe was missing something but my husband thought it was delicious. So all in all I guess it is okay haha
Great hearty fall soup! I used both the bacon grease and the drippings from the pan to intensify the flavor. The flavor turned out great, but it did nothing for the presentation (made it a bit muddy looking.) I also added sliced carrots to use them up which tasted good, but again, messed with the persentation! (Orange circles just don't look as pretty in this soup.) Note: when changing the yield, always double check the calculated measurements! I doubled this recipe and it called for 64 cups of corn starch, haha!
It was delicious ! I made very little adjustments, I did add a small dallop of sourcream w/the bacon for garnish - but the soup made itself. Oh, and since I only had skim milk, I used 3/4 skim and 1/4 half and half (I typically do this if a recipe calls for milk) - other than that, I didn't over think it, family loved it :)
was a really easy recipe to make and to adjust. I used fresh corn and added potatoes and chicken. Also, I used leftover ham lunchmeat instead of bacon and it was fabulous! I took it to work and everyone loved it. Make a large batch so I ended up freezing leftovers for future lunches!
The whole family really enjoyed this. I think the bell pepper added a lot to the flavor (I'm glad I used yellow bell pepper so the kids wouldn't notice it with all the corn!). I actually followed this recipe exactly. We all agreed that I'll make this frequently in the cold weather months. *** Update: I almost always use pre-cooked chicken, it makes it even faster for a weeknight meal.
My family absolutely loves this chowder! I used fresh corn cut straight from the cob, which gives it a nice, crisp crunch. I served this in Italian Bread Bowls also found on this site, which makes for an impressive presentation. My family thinks I am a gourmet cook now!
I had some leftover cooked chicken breast that needed to be used, so I picked this recipe. I had to modify it a little based on what I had on hand as well as personal preferences: I used a whole 12-ounce package of bacon, about 2 cups of frozen corn (no creamed corn on hand), a can of cream of celery soup (trying to make up for the creaminess from the missing creamed corn as well as not having bell pepper on hand) and flour instead of corn starch, because I think corn starch gives soups a weird texture. I also added a little extra salt, quite a bit more black pepper, and about 1 tsp of dried dill weed. I'm giving this 5 stars because the resulting soup was fantastic, and I'm sure the recipe as-written (still subbing flour for corn starch, though) would have been just as fantastic.
This is the best chicken corn chowder I have had. I followed the recipe exactly as written and it came out perfect. I used tri-color peppers making the presentation very colorful. It is quick, easy and delicious. My husband keeps asking for more.
This chowder is GREAT!!! I diced one stalk of celery and four small potatoes and sauted it along with the other vegtables and chicken. I also used half and half instead of milk. I also used a sharp cheddar cheese. Yum, yum I wish I had a crusty french bead to eat with it.
Tried this recipe this weekend. It was great! I cheated a little, but only because it's what I had on hand. I also added about a head of steamed and pureed cauliflower to bulk up the veggie matter. The hubby loved it, too! This is definitely going in the regular winter rotation.
I love this soup! I personally added chicken. I put it in when the potatoes had been boiling for about fifteen minutes. I am a little weary on packaged gravy but it puts a kick in soup. I also had red potatoes on had and these didn't take as long to get soft and personally I enjoyed the flavor much more with red potatoes. (my husband did too, and he'd rather have a brown potatoe over a red one anyday.) Hope these suggestions help!
I added some potatoes (but it would have been great either way) & accidentally left out the garlic, so I added some garlic powder when I realized this mistake. Awesome soup. Will definitely make again.
the whole family loved this chower! added it to our meal plan!
This was really good! Family loved it, but I did add more spice to it (a little cayenne and extra black pepper). Will definately make it again!
Quick and easy. Delicious. Added diced potatoes.
Definitely a recipe that is going in my recipe box. Will be made again!
We really love this. I add potato, too. So good!
Great soup...Only modifications is I didn't have creamed corn, so used frozen corn we put up from our garden instead...yummooo!! Will make this again.
With a house full of sick people and a really yucky early spring day outside, I decided we needed a little down-home comfort food. This fit the bill nicely! I added a lot more black pepper because we like our food that way and I used yellow bell peppers to hide them from the kids. I have no idea what everyone will think of this soup, but I like it! I think next time I'll throw in some hot sauce and see how that goes.
I had some leftover rotisserie chicken to use up so I decided to try this out. The only change I made was to add a second can of cream-style corn, only because I had two that had been in the pantry way too long and I wanted to use them up. I didn’t cook any bacon for this, but I did have some bacon grease in the fridge and used that to sauté my onion and red bell pepper. I thought the amount of corn starch might be too much, but it was just right. This was a great soup to have on a cold wintry night!
I thought this recipe was just okay. I thought the taste of the creamed corn really overpowered the flavor of this soup. Also the soup was on the thin side of being a chowder.
I really liked this. I used left-overs from a store bought rotisserie chicken and omitted the salt.
This yummy soup tasted like it cooked all day. The 35 minute start to finish time makes this soup ideal for busy weeknights, but the flavor is nice enough for company. The smokiness of the bacon sent this over the top. I made two tweaks: I used chopped, pre-cooked chicken thighs, and I used a mixture of cheeses, since I was short on cheddar.
I made this for my family and I felt like a ROCKSTAR!!! It was easy to make and the directions go in perfect order. The only thing I changed was I cut in Mozzarella cheese with the Cheddar cheese because I ran out of cheese. My kids thought it was amazing and the adults begged for more. The perfect fall soup for my family!
I thought this tasted okay. It didn't really have that homemade taste I was hoping for despite being nearly from scratch. I did like that it all fit in my pot with 3" sides. I followed the recipe exactly, except I left out the salt as I found it PLENTY salty. I added a pinch of garlic salt, only, in its place. I can't imagine adding an additional spoonful. I also wasn't sure why mine didn't quite thicken up, as I expected. Maybe, the leftovers will be a little thicker hopefully.
I'm rating this as AWESOME! The only thing I did differently was cook up an extra piece of bacon and then crumble two pieces in the chowder. The four of us had one piece to crumble on our bowl (sourdough bread bowls of course)! I used skim milk and it was plenty thick and creamy. I happened to have a bag of shredded triple cheddar which I think I will always put in this recipe. Great tip about the yellow pepper although my picky 12 year old still saw it. I think using white pepper would be helpful for those picky eaters too.
This soup was excellent! It was a great hit with everyone! and worked great for a weeknight meal! This one will most definitely go on the winter soup rotation!
This is very good. I added potatoes. I was surprised it didn't call for potatoes to begin with. I also omitted the bell pepper (I'm allergic). Yumm!
Great chowder, I added mushrooms and potatoes. It was almost stewlike. Very good and hearty.
This was so tasty! Hearty and just creamy enough. The only thing I did different was add more onion. I highly recommend this. And it's super easy to make.
It tasted way too much like cream-style corn which I don't like, and it wasn't creamy enough. I was a little disappointed.
Followed exact recipe with some extra bacon. Yummy!
The soup had really nice flavor, but wasn't very filling. I doubled the onion and red pepper, as well as added a tablespoon of chicken demi glace for richness. But 12oz chicken for 6 servings was not nearly enough!!! We had to search for the chicken chunks. Next time I will double the chicken and add a roux to thicken it a bit more. Serve with oyster crackers or a nice crusty piece of bread for a hearty meal.
This is sooooo DELICIOUS! The only changes I made were to add diced potatoes (salted, peppered & microwave pre-cooked). Then I added a couple tablespoons of flour to the chicken & veggies in the bacon drippings just before adding the rest (to make it a little bit thicker). Everyone absolutely loved it and went back for seconds. Yummo!!
While this is easy enough to throw together on a weeknight and pretty tasty, I still feel it's a bit bland and missing something (though I can't put my finger on what). Maybe some jalaps or cayenne or crushed red for a bit of heat? I cheated and used real bacon pieces (sauteed in a bit of butter to get some drippings for flavor) and also used previously grilled/shredded chicken. I increased the salt quite a bit (it needed it, to me, anyway) and didn't measure the peppers (1/2 each of red, yellow, and green) as well as used a healthy heaping spoonful of preminced garlic. It's definately worth trying!
This was delicious!!!! I used sweet white corn and evaporated milk just to add my own little kick. I love how quick and easy the recipe is. Will definitely make this again.
This was an OK soup, but I wouldn't call it chowder. IMO the consistency was way too thin, and I even added a little more cheese and cornstarch. Doubtful that I'll make this again.
I used a whole red pepper, doubled the onion and used 4 cloves of garlic. I used sea salt and fresh ground pepper and 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese. The flavor was perfect. The problem was the soup didn't thicken as expected we wished it was thicker like a chowder but this worked.If I make this again I would also add potatoes.
I have had better Chicken and Corn Chowder but this one was really good. If I had all the ingredients on hand then I wouldn't mind making it again.
This is probably the tastiest soup I've ever made. It is very savory. So if you are craving a sweeter, more corn driven, chowder this isn't for you. I though 1.5 cups of cheese would overwhelm the soup, but it didn't a all. Excellent recipe!
I thought this was the best chicken corn chowder, I have ever had. I did add potatoes to.
I had great success with this recipe. Served it with homemade biscuits and honey butter. My entire family ate it...loved it....and, more importantly, asked me to make it again. My husband did ask that I add more bacon and do it in the slow cooker so I added 2 more pieces bacon, a tbs of the grease and put it in the crock pot for 4 hours on low heat. I also shredded the chicken instead of cubing it. Wonderful!
Great soup! It was good but a bit bland so I added more chicken bullion (granules) and an additional can of corn. Worked great!
We had this for dinner last night, and it was delicious. The leftovers for lunch today were even better. I followed the recipe pretty closely and added POTATOES as some other reviews suggested. This one is going in my recipe binder!
This is the best recipe for this type of soup. The only modification I make is adding additional broth, milk and corn starch.
This "chowder" was more like "soup" to me. It left a lot to be desired. It was missing something, including color. For this amount of chowder, the recipe didn't include enough enough onions, garlic, and chicken or cheese, and I even doubled the onions and cheese. I ended up tripling the chicken, and putting about 5 cups of extra sharp Tillamook cheese in it, as well as adding all of the crumbled bacon to it, rather than reserve it for a topping. The way I changed it, it's a lot higher in fat, unfortunately, but at least it's not going to waste. I could use this as a base recipe but that's all.
Made this without the chicken and it was great.
For me, I don't need the bacon, it does add some depth and is a nice finishing touch, but I skip it to avoid the fat. I throw in a bunch of chopped carrots and potatoes to make this a more substantial stew-like meal. Very good!
This is definitely a family favorite. Excellent comfort food. Easily made and is even better the next day!
Delicious! I threw in some mushrooms, potatoes and cayenne pepper. I bet it will taste even better tomorrow. (You need extra bacon if you have a bacon thief in the house like I do.)
This is an amazing recipe! Everyone in my home loves this dish and asks for it frequently including the picky eater of the house!! I prefer using a red bell pepper, it gives it a wonderful color contrast and I also add an extra cup of cheese to it, but everyone in our house is cheesy!! Enjoy!
This soup was so good! I didn't add the bell peps because my young boys wouldn't have liked the taste. W/O they both LOVED it! With the bacon and the cheese...there is nothing wrong with this recipe!
Loved it as is!!
Fantastic soup, Iv'e made it twice, the second time I added frozen jumbo shrimps instead of the chicken my family loved it. Shirley
I added 2 cups red potatoes peelind and chopped and i medium red and green bell peppers. My family loved it. That is really stange for this house. There are seven of us and we never agree on any meal. Thank you.
THis soup is fantastic just the way it is written, I used orange peppers because that is what I had, so it was pretty too. It is a great soup. I have made it tons of times, my celery lover prefers some celery, I do not, I have also done this with turkey sausage it turned out great
We love this recipe. . .I make it all the time!
I added tabasco to my bowl, as I felt the recipe was missing some spice. Very easy and enjoyed this recipe. Great leftover as well.
Loved it! Since I had the chicken and potatoes (added) already cooked as leftovers - it was easy AND yummy! No need to change a thing! :) Thanks!
This is a great recipe. I made a few changes but used essentially the same recipe. I left out the pepper and doubled the onion. I also left out the cream corn and just used more of the frozen corn. I added a lot more cheese too. My whole family loved it!
Will def make again! So yummy! I added a can on cream of mushrooms, and it was amazing!
This was out of this world. My teenage son ate 3 bowls on the first night! I used canned corn all around (didn't have frozen) and since I didn't have the extra water from the frozen corn, I watched it to make sure it didn't dry. It did not- it turned out just fine. Next time, I may line the bottom of my soup bowls with the bacon bits, then pour the soup over so they soak into the soup. Will be making this again!!! **Update- FYI... since I was trying to see how economical I could be, I made this with CANNED chicken- and it worked out just fine! My family loved how it sort of fell apart in the soup and added all its flavor throughout. So if you have a can of chicken lingering in your pantry, here is a use for it. Yes, I did saute it just as the recipe calls for in bacon grease.