Farmhouse Chicken Chowder

4
Servings
10m
Prep Time
25-30m
Cook Time
35m
Ready In


"A rotisserie chicken makes short order in this comforting chowder! When I don't have red potatoes, I use a large russet, cubed and steamed and add it at the end."

Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (962.3 g)
  • Calories 682
  • Total Fat - 22.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 991.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1819.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.2 g
  • Sugars - 3.9 g
  • Protein - 84.3 g
  • Calcium - 185.7 mg
  • Iron - 14.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 35.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Cook bacon in Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes.

Step 2

Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate.

Step 3

Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from pot.

Step 4

Cook scallion whites, carrots, celery, and 1/2 teaspoon salt (if using)in bacon fat until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.

Step 5

Add flour and cook until golden, 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 6

Stir in broth and potatoes and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 7

Add chicken and half-and-half and simmer until chicken is heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with lemon pepper or salt and pepper.

Step 8

Sprinkle with bacon and scallion greens.

Step 9

Serve.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

Related

Gerry

A wonderfully delicious chicken soup! Other than using 3 cups of cooked of bone-in chicken breasts I made as posted. We enjoyed with enough left over to add to my freezer stash. Have to love those food containers with the screw on lids which come in 1 serving size and large, keeps the food in the freezer as fresh as the day it is made! Into my Soup Cookbook with this one!

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(22 Jan 2019)

Mikekey

Delicious, and easy using pre-cooked chicken. My bacon was pre-cooked crumbles, so I subbed butter for the bacon fat to saute the vegies and mix the flour. Really loved the lemon pepper and didn’t need any salt. Will be making this again whenever we have leftover chicken.

review by:
(28 Aug 2018)

LindasBusyKitchen

We loved this soup! I used 2 large chicken breasts and cut down the recipe for 2. I used cornstarch to thicken at the end, instead of flour. Everything about this soup was delicious and pure comfort especially with the temps so cold right now here in New England. A must do again for me. Thank you for such a great lunch Patti! Linda

(3 Feb 2015)

MelMel

We loved the chicken bacon flavor and the lemon pepper gave it additional flavor. Very tasty and even my kids liked it!

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(23 Oct 2014)

QueenBea

I made this without the flour and used coconut milk instead of cream and it was delicious!! Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe.

review by:
(27 Feb 2014)

ImOutOfThyme

This is a really full of flavor chowder that is loaded with chicken, bacon and lots of other goodies. We enjoyed it with crackers and it was so good!

review by:
(2 Nov 2013)