Chicken Corn Chowder

This creamy chicken corn chowder is packed full of chicken, sweet corn and lots of crispy bacon. Perfect for cool fall days and cold winter nights. Plus it’s ready in under an hour! 

This creamy chicken corn chowder is packed full of chicken, sweet corn and lots of crispy bacon. Perfect for cool fall days and cold winter nights. Plus it's ready in under an hour! 

It’s FINALLY starting to feel a bit cooler around here. There is nothing really great about still running your AC in October. It’s gross. I want lower electric bills and open windows. I think my desire to make this soup brought in some cool weather.

Ok, not really. I don’t believe in stuff like that BUT I still like to think it’s true. PLUS can we talk about how delicious that soup looks? I don’t care if it’s 100 degrees outside I would crave this soup. 

This creamy chicken corn chowder is packed full of chicken, sweet corn and lots of crispy bacon. Perfect for cool fall days and cold winter nights. Plus it's ready in under an hour! 

I originally posted this soup in 2011 and it came from my friend Heather’s blog. My pictures this time around have improved but this soup was just as freaking delicious as it was 2011. I changed the recipe a tiny bit – added garlic, added more vegetables and added more stock. BUT don’t take that to mean that this soup wasn’t perfect before.

I just really love garlic and pretty much want to add it to EVERYTHING.

Now, I know you all love bacon and this chowder does not disappoint on the bacon front. Instead of throwing it back into the soup at the end I just scattered it on top. That way the bacon stays super crispy.

I mean, who doesn’t want crispy bacon?

Everyone. Everyone wants crispy bacon. Also, don’t skimp on those green onions on the top. They add a nice burst of freshness. Minced cilantro would also be a great addition!

This creamy chicken corn chowder is packed full of chicken, sweet corn and lots of crispy bacon. Perfect for cool fall days and cold winter nights. Plus it's ready in under an hour! 

Looking for even more delicious soup recipes? Try my Andouille Corn Chowder, New England Clam Chowder, Chicken and Chard Tortilla Soup, Butternut Squash Minestrone Soup, or my Roasted Cauliflower Fennel Leek Soup

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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!

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

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
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, small dice
  • 16 ounces small red potatoes, 1/2 inch dice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves removed
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 32 ounces chicken stock (plus a little more, as needed)
  • 2 pounds frozen corn
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt, as needed
  • Sliced green onions, for topping

Source: Girlichef

Directions:

Set a large dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until it has rendered its fat and is crispy.

Remove bacon and strain onto a paper towel-lined plate, set aside.

Leave the bacon grease in the pot and add chicken to pot. Cook until no longer pink.

Add in the onions, celery, red bell peppers, and potatoes and saute for about 5 minutes.

Add in the garlic and saute for 30 seconds.

Add in the thyme leaves and flour. Stir to coat all the vegetables in flour.

Stir in a little chicken stock, stir to help incorporate the flour and slowly stir in the rest of the stock. Stir to combine.

Add the corn and half and half, stir to combine and let simmer for about 20 minutes or until warmed and slightly thickened. (This soup is not super thick!)

Stir in the black pepper, taste and add kosher salt as needed.

To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and top with some of the crispy bacon and sliced green onions.

 

23 Responses to “Chicken Corn Chowder”

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    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)

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    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.

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    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!

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    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. 🙂

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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

    Yum, this looks great!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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

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

    Chowder with bacon? I’m in love!

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    Amanda — March 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm

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

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    eggscreamandhoney — March 25, 2011 at 8:59 am

    This looks great can’t wait to try it!

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    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.

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    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

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout — October 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

    This chowder looks HEAVENLY! I want a bowl right now!

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    jen — October 20, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Our weather is finally cooling off and this will perfect for next week’s dinner menu! The bacon will be tempting enough for my husband to want a bowl too!

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    carrie @ frugal foodie mama — October 21, 2017 at 11:56 am

    This is my kind of chowder! Loving all that bacon on top. 🙂

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — October 21, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Put a bowl of this lovely soup in front of me any day of the week, and I’ll happily gobble it up. This looks so good – so rich and delicious!

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    Krista — October 22, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I am warming up just looking at this right now!

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