Loaded Cheesy Chicken Potato Chowder

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Loaded Cheesy Chicken Chowder — Potatoes, chicken, carrots, corn and more!! Thick, creamy, rich, and wonderfully cheesy!! Fast and easy comfort food that everyone loves!!

Loaded Cheesy Chicken Chowder — Potatoes, chicken, carrots, corn and more!! Thick, creamy, rich, and wonderfully cheesy!! Fast and easy comfort food that everyone loves!!

Easy Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe 

One of my favorite soups is Broccoli Cheese Soup. I love the richness, the creaminess, and of course the cheese. My family loves potatoes (and cheese), so this chicken corn chowder soup was an automatic hit.

It’s easy, ready in about a half hour, and the ultimate comfort food. It’s loaded with tender potatoes, juicy chicken, sweet Vidalia onions, carrots, celery, and corn, which all add texture and flavor. Even with soup or chowder I need texture and a variety of vegetables to keep me interested and this does the trick.

It’s thick, creamy, rich, and wonderfully cheesy. We couldn’t get enough of the chowder. The savory, cheesy broth is my ultimate weakness.

Loaded Cheesy Chicken Potato Chowder - Potatoes, chicken, carrots, corn and more!! Thick, creamy, rich, and wonderfully cheesy!! Fast and easy comfort food that everyone loves!!

What’s in This Chicken Chowder? 

To make the chicken corn potato chowder, you’ll need:

  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Celery 
  • Garlic
  • All-purpose flour
  • Chicken broth
  • Milk
  • Russet potatoes
  • Dried thyme and oregano
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cooked shredded chicken
  • Corn
  • Sharp cheddar cheese 

Loaded Cheesy Chicken Potato Chowder - Potatoes, chicken, carrots, corn and more!! Thick, creamy, rich, and wonderfully cheesy!! Fast and easy comfort food that everyone loves!!

How to Make Chicken Chowder

In a large stock pot, sauté the onion, carrots, and celery until the veggies begin to soften. Add the garlic, followed by the flour. 

Whisk in the chicken broth and milk, then the potatoes, herbs, and spices. Let the mixture simmer for until the potatoes have softened. 

Stir in the chicken and corn. Add the cheese last. Make any seasoning adjustments, then serve! 

Can You Freeze Chicken Corn Chowder? 

I haven’t tried freezing this chowder, but I worry that it will split due to how much dairy is in it. It’d still be safe to eat, but the texture would be grainy. 

Loaded Cheesy Chicken Chowder — Potatoes, chicken, carrots, corn and more!! Thick, creamy, rich, and wonderfully cheesy!! Fast and easy comfort food that everyone loves!!

Tips for Making Chicken and Corn Chowder 

The smaller you dice the vegetables, the faster it’ll be ready. I recommend 1/4-inch dice.

Grate your own cheese because pre-grated convenience bags of cheese are resistant to melting.

At any time while the chowder is boiling, if the overall liquid level is lower than you like and the chowder is too thick, adding a cup of extra milk is okay. At the end you will adjust the seasoning levels.

Loaded Cheesy Chicken Chowder — Potatoes, chicken, carrots, corn and more!! Thick, creamy, rich, and wonderfully cheesy!! Fast and easy comfort food that everyone loves!!

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Loaded Cheesy Chicken Potato Chowder

By Averie Sunshine
Potatoes, chicken, carrots, corn and more!! Thick, creamy, rich, and wonderfully cheesy!! Fast and easy comfort food that everyone loves!!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 5
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Ingredients  

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups sweet Vidalia or yellow onions, peeled and diced small (about 1 medium/large onion)
  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and diced small (about 2 large carrots)
  • 1 cup celery, diced small (about 2 stalks)
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 32 ounces 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups milk, or as needed (I use Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk)
  • 3 cups Russet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/4-inch cubes (about 3 large potatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • pinch cayenne pepper, optional and to taste
  • 2 cups cooked shredded rotisserie chicken, use storebought to save time
  • ¾ cup corn, I used frozen and added it straight from the freezer
  • 8 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grate it yourself, pre-grated cheese in plastic bags is resistant to melting
  • cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped

Instructions 

  • To a large Dutch oven or stockpot, add the oil and heat over medium-high heat to warm.
  • Add the onion, carrots, celery, and sauté for about 7 to 9 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften. Stir intermittently.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the flour and whisk constantly until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken broth, milk, and whisk constantly until slightly thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add potatoes, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, optional cayenne, and bring to a boil. Allow chowder to boil fairly rapidly for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender; stir intermittently. At any time while the chowder is boiling, if the overall liquid level is lower than you like and the chowder is too thick, adding a cup of extra milk is okay. At the end you will adjust the seasoning levels.
  • After potatoes are soft, add the chicken, corn, and boil for 1 to 2 minutes to warm the chicken and corn through.
  • Reduce the heat to low, add the cheese slowly, and stir continuously until melted and combined.
  • Add the parsley and stir to combine.
  • Taste chowder and add salt to taste. I added another teaspoon but this will vary based on how salty the brand of chicken broth used is, how salty the rotisserie chicken and cheese are, and personal preference. Make any necessary seasoning adjustments (i.e. more salt, pepper, herbs, etc.) and serve immediately.

Notes

Storage: Chowder will keep airtight in the fridge for 5 to 7 days; reheat very gently prior to serving so it doesn’t ‘break’. I haven’t tried freezing the chowder.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 431kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 88mg, Sodium: 3547mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Oh wow!   I absolutely LOVE chowder – perfect winter warm up meal, am definately going to try this one! 

  2. Girlfriend! This and all your soups look a-mazing! Have many soup recipes, but always on the lookout for a different take on potato soups.Thanks so much! Will be busy printing and pinning! Then of course cooking and eating. 

  3. This looks delicious – I love cheesy soups and I like that this has broth as well so it isn’t as heavy as some soups.  Yum!

  4. OK, you’ve discovered my other kitchen weakness besides making baked goods … soups. I can’t keep up with all your suggestions! BTW, shouldn’t you say “chowdah”? ;)

  5. Soup is my go to dinner this time of year. Seriously just toss a bunch of food in a pot and hope it all melds together :) This chowder looks perfect!!

  6. It takes only 30 min to make this soup? It looks very tasty! I’m going to try the recipe for sure, thanks for sharing it.

  7. You make the best soups and stews, this one in particular looks absolutely marvelous. Cheese makes my husband super happy too (well that and raiding the kids Halloween Candy). Id’ rather have this cheesy soup any day! I’m heading over to check out your broccoli cheese soup right now! Made a bunch of these recipes from Pinterest, but still haven’t’ found “the one” 

    1. Raiding the Halloween candy…I can relate :)

      If you try my broccoli cheese soup, LMK! It’s the most popular recipe on my entire site right now!

  8. I really love it when people use the word “loaded” in a recipe and totally deliver. This chowder delivers. Look at all that cheese and potatoes. Yum.

  9. This chowder looks to LITERALLY die for… I can just imagine the great moment of all that cheesiness to hit my mouth! A meal all in its’ own, how’d you know I’d love this?!

  10. This chowder look so yummy…I love cheesy soup…It seems to make my husband happier than broth based soups

  11. I love a hearty chowder or stew that can be a meal by itself…and there is all sorts of good stuff in this! I have a stash of pulled chicken in the freezer and this is the perfect recipe for some of it!