Chicken Corn Chowder

Super thick and creamy chicken corn chowder. This soup is packed full of chicken, sweet corn and lots of crispy bacon. Your whole family will love this!

Super thick and creamy chicken corn chowder. This soup is packed full of chicken, sweet corn and lots of crispy bacon. Your whole family will love this!

This morning I woke up and it was snowing. Boo. Not something I wanted to see. I already had officially erased Winter from my brain and moved in Spring but I guess Winter didn’t care. Luckily the snow has now stopped and it’s just raining. I can deal with that….I guess.

Since it’s cold and dreary I thought it would be a perfect day to share another soup recipe. I know I have been sharing a lot of soup recently, but since it’s what I’m eating, it’s what you are seeing 🙂 Hope you don’t mind. I got this recipe from the fantastic Heather over at Girlichef.  I have made this soup several times and every time it makes me happy and full. Two very good combinations.  The sweet corn pairs lovely with the chicken and the bacon just rounds it all out.  Especially since you stir in the bacon at the end so it still stays crunchy – always a good thing. Yum!

Super thick and creamy chicken corn chowder. This soup is packed full of chicken, sweet corn and lots of crispy bacon. Your whole family will love this!

Print

Chicken Corn Chowder

Super thick and creamy chicken corn chowder. This soup is packed full of chicken, sweet corn and lots of crispy bacon. Your whole family will love this!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1-1/2 pound chicken breast, 1 inch dice
  • 3/4 cup onion, small dice
  • 1/2 cup celery, small dice
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, small dice
  • 12 ounces small red potatoes, 1/2 inch dice
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves removed
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 pounds frozen corn, divided
  • 3 cups chicken stock (plus a little more, as needed)
  • 3 cups half & half
  • 1 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • Sea salt, as needed

Source: Girlichef

Directions:

Begin by placing the bacon in a dutch oven or large pot over medium-low heat. Cook until it has rendered its fat and is just finished cooking. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate, leaving bacon grease in pot. Increase heat to med-high and add chicken to pot. Cook until pink has disappeared all around. Add onions, celery, red peppers, and potatoes to pot. Continue to cook for ~5 minutes, stirring everything around from time to time. When the vegetables have just begun to soften, add in the thyme and sprinkle in the flour, stirring until it has disappeared. Purée half of the corn w/ a bit of the stock. Add it to the pot. Cook for another minute or two. Gradually stir in the remaining corn, stock and the half & half. Season with black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, partially cover and simmer very gently for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking...remember there's dairy in there! Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. All bacon will vary on its salt content, so it's really up to you on how much salt you want to add.

To serve, ladle into bowls and divide the reserved bacon among them. (I don't like to mix the bacon right into the soup, because it turns all floppy again.) This way you can stir it in just before eating. It's also great with some sharp cheddar cheese shredded over the top and some fresh parsley or chives over the top at the last minute.

 

18 Responses to “Chicken Corn Chowder”

  1. #
    1
    Heather @girlichef — March 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I’m so glad that you made this…and liked it! My mouth is watering for it all over again. Just seeing it and thinking about it makes me smile…thank you for that 😀 (…and thanks for calling me fantastic…that’s an even bigger smile)

  2. #
    2
    Joanne — March 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I’ve fallen in love with soup this year, so I say the more the merrier! And yeah we had cold yucky rain here too. Not cool.

    This soup looks like it’s absolutely delicious enough to make up for the cold that’s still hanging around! Love it.

  3. #
    3
    5 Star Foodie — March 21, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Your chowder looks wonderfully creamy and I love the crunchy bacon on top, very yummy!

  4. #
    4
    Veronica — March 21, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I lurve all things chowder! This one looks great. So far our weather has not reverted to winter but it almost always has one regression after the temps start to rise so I’ll keep this in mind for emergencies. 🙂

  5. #
    5
    Barbara — March 22, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Definitely BOO on snow the middle of March! Nothing makes you feel more warm and comfy on a cold day than hot soup. This one looks wonderful…chock full of corn, chicken and cream and then topped with bacon!

  6. #
    6
    Chiara — March 22, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Snowing!?! Wow. What a drag. Your soup looks delicious though =) I had chowder on my mind the other day, maybe I’ll make this recipe tomorrow!

  7. #
    7
    Comfy Cook — March 22, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I adore corn chowder. Never thought of putting chicken into it. Thanks for this idea. If I can get mine to look like yours, I will have a success.

  8. #
    8
    Emily Malloy @Cleanliness — March 22, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Yum, this looks great!

  9. #
    9
    Reeni — March 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Your chowder looks so good – rich and creamy! I could go for a giant bowl right now!

  10. #
    10
    Cakelaw — March 23, 2011 at 1:22 am

    I am not a huge soup fan, but I think I’d enjoy this – love the bacon on top.

  11. #
    11
    Erica — March 23, 2011 at 6:09 am

    bah! I hope it warms up for you soon!! I LOVE corn chowder! Thick, delicious, comforting…whats not to love? Perfect for a cold day

  12. #
    12
    Blond Duck — March 23, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Chowder with bacon? I’m in love!

  13. #
    13
    Amanda — March 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I love corn chowder! One of the best soups in my opinion 🙂

  14. #
    14
    eggscreamandhoney — March 25, 2011 at 8:59 am

    This looks great can’t wait to try it!

  15. #
    15
    megan — March 28, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I wish I had a big bowl of this to make me full and happy. It looks perfect.

  16. #
    16
    A Canadian Foodie — March 28, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I save it. Your picture is MOUTWATERING! (Everything’s better with bacon!) I love soups and chowdas!
    🙂
    Valerie

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Pingback: Recipes by christopheromurray - Pearltrees

  2. Pingback: Nutmeg Nanny » Super Bowl Round-Up and Land O’Lakes Giveaway

Leave a Comment