Papa Dar's Green Chile and Chicken Corn Chowder


This is a totally original chowder that I came up with on my own using things that I love to cook with. Family and friends beg for this when the weather turns cold. The russet potatoes allows the liquid to thicken and no flour or corn starch is needed. New Mexico green chile is recommended. Note: if using fresh green chile, add 1/2 cup of chicken stock for added liquid. Serve with your favorite corn bread.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
15 servings


  • ½ pound smoked bacon, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 6 (4 ounce) cans chopped mild green chile peppers

  • 2 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed

  • 1 ½ pounds russet potatoes, cubed

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans cream-style corn

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place bacon in a large stockpot; cook and stir over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Add onion and saute until onion is tender, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  2. Stir green chiles into bacon-onion mixture and bring to a simmer; add chicken. Simmer mixture until chicken is almost fully cooked, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes and butter to green chilies-chicken mixture and reduce heat to medium; cook until potatoes are almost tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Stir corn and cream into mixture and reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring frequently and scraping bottom of pot with a wooden spoon, until potatoes are tender, about 10 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

335 Calories
19g Fat
24g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 335
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 879mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 44mg 219%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 528mg 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.