Saturday, February 13, 2016

Creamy Corn Chowder With Chicken and Bacon

Not my soup, but a reasonable
I'm going to give the recipe I used for Creamy Corn Chowder, but I'll note where I changed it to suit us.


• 1 lb boneless, skinless Chicken Breast, cooked and shredded, about 3 cups.  I didn't have chicken breast so I used 2 chicken thighs--there's just the 2 of us.  I skinned them, but cooked them on the bone and chopped them up when cool.

•  8 Slices Bacon cooked and crumbled, I used 4

•  1/4 Cup Butter  I have nonstick cookware so I only used 1 TBS

•  1 Medium Yellow Onion, I used a Videlia Onion, they're sweet

•  1-2 Jalapeños, seeded  Did not use, do not like I substituted about a teaspoon or two of Paprika

•  4 Cloves Garlic, minced

•  1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour

•  6 Cups Low-Sodium Chicken Broth  I used 2 cans of fat-free broth and when more liquid was needed I used water

•  3 Medium Potatoes,  diced I used 2

•  2 Bay Leaves

•  2 1/2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Corn  I used one can of Corn

•  1 1/2 Cups of Half and Half  I used a cup of milk

•  Green Onions  Chopped   I skipped this


In a large pot melt butter over medium heat.  Add onions, jalapeños (here's where I used the Paprika) and sauce until tender, about 3 minutes.
Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.
Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes stirring constantly.  While stirring slowly add in chicken broth and whisk until well blended
Add Potatoes, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bring Mixture to a boil stirring frequently, then reduce heat to medium-low, I put it on low, and cook uncovered 10 minutes or just until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
Add in cooked chicken, after cooking  the chicken I deboned it and threw the bones in too because my husband likes them, corn and the half and half (too rich, too fattening I used milk and it was just fine) and simmer uncovered 10-15 minutes more stirring occasionally.
Crumble the bacon in at the end.  I like the smoky taste of bacon so I put it in for about 5 minutes.

Though I cut down on the butter and the half and half this turned out creamy and rich.  In answer to Weaver of Grass, using canned corn was fine.

I went back and amended my original posting on this soup because the picture is not of my soup, I forgot to take a picture.  But it looks just like mine, minus the green onions which I did not use.

If you make it I hope you enjoy it.  I have some in the freezer waiting to be eaten, but today I made vegetable soup.


  1. The recipe is duly copied and filed away. Thank you. Today we had leek soup with the leeks freshly dug from the garden.

  2. This sounds great !

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Thank you for this. I am just about to do my on line order for delivery on Tuesday morning, so anything I haven't got in the store cupboard I shall order. I shall try the soup on Wednesday - I make a lot of soup - andreport back.

  4. We're not huge soup eaters so it's something I rarely made but it looks and sounds delicious.


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