Chowder - Hearty Chicken Corn Chowder

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"This hearty big batch Corn Chowder is a meal in itself, our Corn Chowder go to. Perfect for lunches or evening meals on family weekends. When making for the two of us I freeze in meal size portions and add to my freezer stash. This chowder is very freezer friendly, great to have on hand for the times you need a meal in a hurry."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (486.4 g)
  • Calories 325.1
  • Total Fat - 14.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 46.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1002.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.5 g
  • Sugars - 11.6 g
  • Protein - 10.2 g
  • Calcium - 187.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

In large pot make white sauce - lightly saute the 1/4 cup of minced onion and the 1/4 cup finely chopped celery in the butter

Step 2

Stir in flour, whisk in milk one cup at a time, whisking until nicely thickened. Pour the white sauce into a large measuring cup, cover with wrap and set aside

Step 3

Wash pot - place cleaned pot on medium heat. Add oil, lightly saute cubed chicken, onion and celery

Step 4

Stir in carrots and potatoes. Add in chicken broth(you need enough broth to have the vegetables well covered) Simmer to desired tenderness

Step 5

Add creamed corn and kernel corn. Simmer until kernel corn is done

Step 6

Whisk in the white sauce and seasonings stirring until blended and heated through

Step 7

Note - (when reheating chowder I prefer to reheat in the micro wave to avoid scorching)

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made this subbing turkey and it was so yummy! Didn't add the cayenne, but did add butter, salt and pepper for depth of flavor. We will have it again.

review by:
(1 Dec 2019)


I absolutely loved it! I used 2 cans of creamed corn and 1 can of whole kernal to make the broth nice and creamy. I also substituted evaporated milk for half the milk and then used fat free half and half for the remainder of the milk, and I skipped the cayenne. Such a wonderful soup and one I will definitely make again. Thank you for posting this recipe for us Gerry! Linda

(17 Feb 2015)


Hearty and delicious! Excellent soup and very much enjoyed.

review by:
(11 Feb 2015)


Extra delicious! This chowder won over my heart at the first bite. It is comfort to the soul with every spoonful and I want it again soon.

review by:
(21 Jan 2014)


Awesome chowder! I did use a mixture of milks, 2%, skim and evaporated (had some open in the fridge). Added the cayenne and it lended a perfect amount of heat for us. I had 2 roasted chicken breasts that I added with the corn to heat through. Perfect dinner with a salad! Thank you for sharing Gerry! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(12 Dec 2013)


Very nice soup for a cool rainy night! I made it with 2% milk and frozen corn and omitted the cayenne. I cooked the white sauce in a medium pot while the soup was cooking, so it was ready to just pour in. I tasted the soup and thought it needed first thought was thyme but I was out...then I thought diced green chilies would be perfect, so I added 2 cans of fire roasted New Mexican diced green chiles and they went really well with it. I think bell peppers would be another nice addition. Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.

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(27 Apr 2012)