This chicken potato chowder is great for using up leftover grilled chicken breasts. It is easy to make and super tasty thanks to added bacon.
I am always looking for ways to use up leftover grilled chicken. We tend to buy the family pack of chicken breasts when they are on sale and then we grill them all at the same time.
A little salt, a little pepper, and then meals for days.
Chicken sandwiches are one of my go-to’s, as is this grilled chicken and avocado salad.
But sometimes, even in the summer, I want soup. When that soup craving hits, I make chowder.
I have had a few people tell me that I’m nuts because I eat soup year-round. I have found, however, that there is a whole gang of summer soup lovers. We really should start a club.
I’ve made chilled soups but hot soup is where it’s at (even when it is 90 degrees outside.)
Chicken Potato Chowder
This chicken potato chowder is hearty thanks to large amounts of grilled chicken and potatoes. It’s tasty thanks to some bacon. I just couldn’t resist adding bacon to this chowder.
I like my chowder to be on the thin side – if you are a fan of thick chowder, you could add a little cornstarch to the liquid to thicken it up. You could also decrease the amount of broth/stock by up to 1 cup.
If you don’t have leftover grilled chicken, cook about one and a half pounds of chicken breast to make this chowder recipe. You could also use rotisserie chicken – I bet that would be really tasty!
I use red potatoes with the skin on; we scrub them really well with a brush and then chop them up. You could use any potatoes that you like – that is just my favorite kind in chowder.
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Looking for more chowder recipes?
Try my chicken corn chowder recipe!
Or my black bean corn chowder!
Also, if you are a seafood lover, this shrimp and potato chowder will really hit the spot!