best chicken chowder recipe

by Prof. Hayden Kemmer Published 9 months ago Updated 9 months ago

How do you make Chicken Chowder with chicken stock?

Whisk remaining 1 cup chicken stock into vegetables and flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir mixture into ingredients in soup pot. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until thick, about 5 minutes. Stir half-and-half, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper into chowder.

What are the best recipes to make chowder with butter?

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir carrot, celery, onion, and garlic into hot butter until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Stir white and yellow corn, potatoes, chicken, and 3 cups of chicken stock in a large soup pot over medium heat. Stir half-and-half, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper into chowder.

What do you serve with Chicken Chowder?

I like to serve this hearty chowder as a meal with garlic bread and a salad. It's a wonderful dish to prepare for any occasion. The rich, mild flavor and the tender chicken and vegetables appeal even to children and picky eaters. —Hazel Fritchie, Palestine, Illinois In a 4-quart saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil.

What is chicken noodle chowder?

So that’s exactly what this is. A chicken noodle chowder, with tender chicken chunks and crumbly potatoes in an incredibly cheesy, comforting broth. Jason said that this was best soup he’s ever had – although I should note that this was his first meal after a 3-day road trip up in the mountains eating Carl’s Jr and Subway.


What is usually a main ingredient in a chowder?

The standard New England-style chowder contains fish or shellfish, salt pork, onions, potatoes, and milk. Manhattan-style chowder replaces the milk with tomatoes. Eighteenth-century chowders were more varied; meat or poultry chowders were made, and wine, spices, herbs, cider, and other flavourings were often added.

What is the base of a chowder?

What is Chowder? A chowder is a rich, hearty soup with seafood or chicken that starts with a base of salt pork or bacon and a mix of vegetables like onions, celery, and potatoes. Most chowders are creamy, but one in particular-Manhattan clam chowder-has a tomato base.

What is chowder sauce made of?

A delicious, traditional, cream based chowder, this recipe calls for the standard chowder ingredients: onion, celery, potatoes, diced carrots, clams, and cream. A little red wine vinegar is added before serving for extra flavor.

Does chowder have to be creamy?

Regardless of the ingredients used, chowder is always chunky, and most variations are creamy (although Manhattan clam chowder breaks from the mold and uses a tomato base instead of cream or milk).

How do I make chowder creamier?

For the creamiest chowder, you'll want to use heavy cream. If you don't have or don't want to use heavy cream, you could use a light cream, but you'll want to mix in about 1 Tbsp of cornstarch with the lighter cream before adding to the soup, to help thicken the soup.

What three ingredients must a chowder have to be considered a chowder?

In Merriam-Webster's dictionary chowder is defined as "a thick soup or stew made of seafood or corn with potatoes and onions and milk or tomatoes".

Does chowder have to have potatoes?

Customarily, chowder included onion, potatoes, and cream. Nowadays, not all chowders adhere to these guidelines. New England Clam Chowder is sometimes made with milk, whereas Manhattan Clam Chowder doesn't have any milk or cream but has a tomato base instead.

What is the difference between cream soup and chowder?

Basically, chowder is a thicker kind of soup as it is cream-based while soup, in general, is usually made much thinner and has broth.

What's the difference between a bisque and a chowder?

Texture: The key difference between bisques and chowders is in the final texture—bisques are a smooth, silky seafood soup, while chowders are chunky and toothsome with chunks of potatoes, meat, or vegetables.

What are the three types of chowder?

Many regional variations exist, but the three most prevalent are New England or "white" clam chowder, which includes milk or cream, Manhattan or "red" clam chowder, which includes tomatoes, and Rhode Island or "clear" clam chowder, which omits both.

How do you thicken a chowder?

To thicken clam chowder, add either more starch or more fat to it. It is best to thicken clam chowder with flour or cornstarch. An alternative way to thicken an already cooked clam chowder is with potatoes or crackers. You can also use heavy cream instead.

Why is chowder so good?

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Why this recipe works

Chicken Corn Chowder is one of those feel good soups. It has just enough of the healthy stuff for me to enjoy it without the guilt.

How to make it

This recipe starts with bacon. You can easily skip the bacon, but why would you? I recommend cooking the bacon in the pot you'll be making your chowder in. Cook until crisp, set it aside, remove most of the fat, and then start cooking the chowder in the same pot. That way you get all of the flavor of the bacon infused into your soup.

Stove top or slow cooker?

Now, if you're looking for a chicken corn chowder slow cooker recipe, this isn't it.

What to serve with chicken corn chowder

I honestly think that when you make this chicken corn chowder with bacon, nothing else is needed.

Chicken and Corn Chowder

Chicken Corn Chowder is a creamy and hearty soup that is packed full of flavor. It's creamy but still has just the right amount of chunks. Perfectly cooked potatoes and a rich broth give the soup body. Crisp bacon adds fantastic texture and taste. Your family will love this chicken chowder for dinner!

Warm up with a bowl of chicken corn chowder!

The weather is already getting colder, we can see our breath in the air and that means it’s time for comfort food. Something to warm us up while it fills our bellies like this yummy chicken corn chowder!

Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

Keep cozy during the colder season with this delicious and filling chicken corn chowder - the ultimate comfort food.


In a heavy saucepot or dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the bacon and cook until crispy, around 8 minutes. Remove bacon from pot with a slotted spoon and set aside, then drain all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease.

Thick and creamy Corn Chowder with crispy bacon, chicken, potatoes, cheddar and mozzarella! Slow Cooker OR Instant Pot!

Our Chicken Corn Chowder has so much flavour they’ll be going back for seconds or thirds. Now this is a family favourite! The recipe includes methods for a Slow Cooker or Instant Pot and is now on VIDEO!


What sets this chowder apart from most is the addition of potatoes, which is what gives this soup the thickness and creaminess without needing heavy cream. Of course, you CAN add cream if you want too, for an extra and even bigger creamy flavour, BUT it’s not needed.


Corn Chowder is a thick and creamy bowl of soup with textured or chunky ingredients throughout. Another added element in our corn chowder recipe is creamed corn, which I have found over the years lends an even better flavour to this chowder.


Whether using a slow cooker or instant pot, first you will sauté your chicken to get it crisp and golden. If using a slow cooker, do this in a separate pan (if your cooker doesn’t have a ‘sear’ function). For IP’s, sear in the pot before setting it to pressure cook. One pot to wash.

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