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Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

This chicken corn chowder recipe is creamy and hearty comfort food. The recipe is easy to follow and full of veggies – corn, potatoes, carrots and celery! Also, you can save time by using a store-bought rotisserie chicken.

two bowls of chicken corn chowder

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, we still have to deal with cool nights.

And the best way to conquer a chilly night is a chicken corn chowder recipe that is easy to make and warms your bones.

Put on your comfy pants and thick socks one last time before you box them up for the summer and make a big pot of this chowder recipe.

chicken corn chowder in a pot

chicken corn chowder in two bowls on a napkin

Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

This chicken corn chowder recipe is a mix of chicken, corn, half and half and veggies. I went with red potatoes and left the skins on because the color is just great in a pot of brown, pale items. Also, the carrots and celery are perfect for flavor AND color.

Some recipe notes:

  • Don’t skimp. Part of what this chicken corn chowder so great are the vegetables and the potatoes so don’t cut back on their quantity. In fact, maybe even add more!
  • Lighter version. If you are looking to lighten the calorie count, substitute 1% milk or skim milk. It will be less creamy for sure, but I still think you find the flavor fantastic.
  • How much chowder? This is going to make A LOT of chowder. If you aren’t ready to eat chowder for a few days or cooking for a crowd, halve the recipe.
  • Save time. Use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to save time. Or make your own rotisserie chicken at home.

chicken corn chowder on a spoon

What goes with chicken corn chowder?

Chicken corn chowder is very hearty so keep that in mind when you are figuring out a menu plan.

A good start is bread and butter. I love buying fresh baguettes at the grocery store – the bread is super crunchy and I love dipping it in the broth. Also, cornbread – don’t forget about cornbread. Yum.

A salad is also good. Extra greens is always a plus. Try my Brussels sprouts kale salad or my baby arugula and tomato salad if you’re looking for something new.

Can I freeze this chowder recipe?

I do not recommend freezing chowders or soups like this, with a dairy base like cream or milk. 

photo of chicken corn chowder

Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This chicken corn chowder recipe is creamy and hearty comfort food. The recipe is easy to follow and full of veggies!


  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 3 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 2 cups corn kernels (frozen, then thawed)
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken cut into chunks (1.5 pounds of chicken)
  • 2 cups diced red potatoes, skin on
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • green onion


  1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When oil is hot, sauté the onions for 5 minutes. Then add the celery and carrots, stirring frequently and sautéing for an additional 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth, corn, chicken and potatoes. Increase heat to medium high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the half and half and paprika. Cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the chowder is back to eating temperature. Season to taste with salt and pepper.



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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 419mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 12g

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