Easy Chicken Corn Chowder

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4.63 from 8 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Nothing warms you from the inside out on cold winter days like this Easy Chicken Corn Chowder recipe.  This is one of my family’s all-time favorite recipes.

Easy Chicken Corn Chowder in a bowl.

Easy Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

This creamy Chicken Corn Chowder recipe is so hearty and rich and chocked full of yummy veggies.  And, it’s laced with golden nuggets of sweet corn.  Pure perfection served in a bowl.

Oh, and did I mention the bacon?  Bacon, cheese, chicken, and corn.  Really…does it get any better?

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On cold days, there is nothing like a big bowl of soup and some fresh, crusty bread for dinner…or lunch…or both.

Some people are in the “soup is not a dinner” camp.  However, one taste of this Chicken Corn Chowder soup and I think they would change camps.

This is so hearty, rich, and satisfying, it’s sure to fill you up and warm you up too.  Plus, it’s full of amazing bacon flavor that takes it over the top!

Easy Chicken Corn Chowder in a bowl, Chicken Corn Chowder on a spoon.

When I was pregnant with my son, I had a serious craving for this soup.  I’ll never forget the day.  It’s etched forever in my memory.

It was a cold, rainy Sunday.  I knew I wanted to make this Chicken Corn Chowder soup.  It was perfect because there is no garlic in the soup and I had a terrible aversion to garlic when I was pregnant.  Normally, I loved it (still do) but during those 9 months, no sir! I wanted no part of the stuff.

MY husband and I headed to the grocery store to get what we needed to make this easy Chicken Corn Chowder recipe.  And, while we were there, I picked up a loaf of fresh-baked crusty bread.  I had visions of a perfect rainy day dinner in my head.

The soup took no time at all to make and before I knew it,  we were about to sit down to eat.

I pulled out the bread and sliced into it.  And, it hit me like a ton of bricks.


I had mistakenly purchased bread that had cloves of garlic baked into it.

We all know how rational hormonal pregnant women are and I was no different.  I immediately burst into tears and ran outside.

There I was, standing in the rain, refusing to eat because of the garlic.

My poor husband had no clue what to do.  He offered to run and get me a new loaf of bread.  Anything to make me stop crying and come back inside.

Eventually, I did but I’ll never forget the feeling that came over me that evening.  Mother Nature can be wicked sometimes.

Serving Ideas for this Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

  • Serve a big bowl of this Chicken Corn Chowder soup with a hunk of crusty bread (with or without garlic – whichever you prefer). This soup just screams to be sopped up with bread.
  • Pick up a round loaf of bread from the bakery, hollow it out, and serve the soup in a bread bowl.  YUM!
  • Make extra soup and have it for lunch later in the week.  The flavors only get better as it sits.

Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder in a bowl.

Tips for Making Chicken Corn Chowder Soup

  • Purchase pre-cut veggies from the grocery store to save prep time.  Most grocery stores have them in the produce department or in the freezer section.
  • Make this recipe vegetarian by omitting the chicken and bacon.  There’s so much flavor, you won’t even miss it.
  • Skip a step use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken instead of raw chicken.
  • Another great corn idea is this Slow Cooker Corn Dip.

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Easy Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe
4.63 from 8 votes

Easy Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

Yield: 5 people
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
This Easy Chicken Corn Chowder recipe is thick, rich and hearty. Best of all, it's an easy to make in 30 minutes. Perfect for a cold, wintry day.
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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound bacon, diced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend, divided
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 2 red skin potatoes, diced
  • 4 cups frozen corn, divided
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


  • In a large soup pot, heat vegetable oil over medium high heat.
  • Add bacon and cook bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain fat, leaving 2 tablespoons of bacon fat in the pan.
  • Season chicken with 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend; Add chicken and cook over medium heat until no longer pink, about 6 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from pot.
  • Add onion, celery, carrots and peppers and season with 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend; Saute for 2 minutes, or until tender.
  • Stir in flour and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add half and half, chicken, potatoes and remaining teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook over for 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, puree 2 cups of corn in blender.
  • When potatoes are tender, add pureed corn and whole corn to chowder, along with half of the cooked bacon.
  • Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Top with remaining bacon and shredded cheese.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 853kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 1990mg | Potassium: 1570mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3260IU | Vitamin C: 31.4mg | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, soup

41 thoughts on “Easy Chicken Corn Chowder”

  1. When do you add the chicken? The instructions say to remove the chicken from the pot, but it doesn’t say when to add it back. Thanks

  2. Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  3. This sounds perfect for the weather we’ve been having here lately. I’ve been looking at corn chowder recipes lately and adding the chicken to it makes it a complete meal.

  4. Thank you so much for linking up to Southern In My Heart’s and my Souper Sister Saturday! This looks so good! Perfect for a chilly fall evening. Don’t you just love how you can find a good recipe just about anywhere?!

    Heather at Gourmet Meals for Less

  5. This sounds delicious. Have made my copy and will try it soon. Thanks for sharing. My favorite soup to make on a cold day is a Potato Soup recipe that my mother always made. Comfort food at it’s finest. It always reminds me of my mother when I make it and I top it with shredded cheddar. You question brought back a very pleasant memory.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  6. I really love making soups this time of year. Love, love, love. Ha… can’t believe you found the recipe on a calendar, but there you go.


  7. I love corn chowder, I have made it once and turned out fab, never ever thought of putting chicken in it! I’ll have to try that next time, thanks for sharing such a great recipe, tami from the high street cottage


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