Easy Chicken and Corn Chowder

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This chicken corn chowder is a super easy recipe that can be made quickly on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. I used store-bought rotisserie chicken and shredded the breast meat to save time, but you are more than welcome to cook your meat and then shred it. You can also precook the potatoes to speed up the recipe.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 small onion, finely diced

  • 1 small carrot, finely diced

  • 1 stalk celery, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 russet potatoes, diced

  • 2 cooked rotisserie chicken breast halves, shredded

  • 1 ½ cups white corn kernels

  • 1 ½ cups yellow corn kernels

  • 4 cups chicken stock, divided

  • 2 ½ cups half-and-half

  • 1 pinch nutmeg

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion, carrot, celery, and garlic in hot butter until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Stir flour into mixture to make a paste; cook until lightly browned and flour gives off a slightly toasted smell, about 5 minutes. Watch carefully as flour burns easily. Remove saucepan from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

  2. Meanwhile, stir together potatoes, chicken, white and yellow corn, and 3 cups stock in a large soup pot over medium heat.

  3. Whisk remaining 1 cup stock into vegetables and flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir mixture into the soup pot; bring to a simmer. Cook and stir until thick, about 5 minutes.

  4. Stir half-and-half, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper into chowder. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

Tips

To make this recipe in a slow cooker, follow the steps above, then cook on Medium for 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

443 Calories
22g Fat
50g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 443
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 489mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 937mg 20%

* 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.

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