Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chicken, Corn and Potato Chowder

This chowder contains so many of our favorite flavors. Smoky bacon and good ol' Iowa sweet corn take it to the next level.  Won't you join me for a bowl...or two?

Chicken Corn Potato Chowder

olive oil
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast or tenders
2 cups chopped Yukon gold potatoes (skin on)
6 slices bacon, chopped
1/3 cup diced onion
2 jalapenos, diced

2 cups chicken broth
2 cups sweet corn with juice or 1 can creamed corn
1/2 cup milk
3 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour (for GF use oat flour)
salt and pepper to taste

Boil and drain potatoes. Set aside.
Drizzle some olive oil on the chicken breast to lightly coat.  Sprinkle with salt (pepper if desired.)  Grill chicken breasts until no longer pink.  Chop and set aside.
In large pot, cook bacon until done.  Remove bacon and dump out all but about 1 tablespoon grease.  
Add onions and jalapenos and cook, stirring constantly until onions are translucent.  Do not walk off or it will burn.
Add chicken broth, corn, cooked potatoes and heat. Let cook for a bit to let the flavors mingle.  
 Add chicken and allow to reheat. Stir in milk.
In small saucepan melt butter. Add flour and whisk smooth.  Cook for about a minute to get rid of the raw flour taste. This is called a roux.  
Whisk roux into hot soup to thicken.
Ladle into soup cups or bowls.  Top with extra bacon if you like!


  1. It's just a little chilly this morning here and this delicious Chowder looks perfect for tonight's dinner. It looks so easy to make I'll definitely give it a try. The bacon is calling me right in.... Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jenny,

    I have never seen a recipe for a potato chowder. It looks similar to a loaded baked potato soup, but different too. I LOVE the chicken, jalapenos, and the corn. This truly looks perfect for a cold day.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings and have a great day,
    Diane Roark

  3. My dad used to make a potato chowder and honestly I had forgotten about it over the years. Your version looks fantastic!

  4. That looks amazing!! I am definitely pinning this for reference later!! Great Post!!

    Desiree @ Love Desiree

  5. Nothing better than a good bowl of chowder. Yum!

  6. TASTY describes this awesome recipe! I love a good chowder and I have never put in jalapeno peppers, but your soup is definitely a must make. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

  7. Wow, this sounds so yummy and I agree with Shari nothing is quite better then a big old bowl of chowder!! :)

  8. I know you will be enjoying this tummy-warming chowder many times during your long cold Iowa winters! Looks wonderful Jenny!

  9. I love chowders like this!! And soup is one of my favorite meals in fall and winter! Pinning...we'll definitely be trying this!

  10. Oh, my hubby is going to LOVE this! Pinned it :)

  11. I love a good soup!! We are getting out of soup season here with Spring well and truly starting, we might still have one or two cool days though... Thanks for linking up

  12. I love all the chopped goodness in your soup, Jenny. Thanks as always for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. You have a standing invite. Thursdays 9:00 PM EST.

  13. The ingredients look amazing even before your put it all together. Yum!

  14. I made something VERY similar to this a few weeks ago. It was sooo good! Yours looks delicious too!
    Stopping by from #sitsgirls
    ~Becky with Choose Happy

  15. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

  16. Stopping by from the Pretty Pintastic Party, and I can imagine this would be PERFECT for a chilly evening! We haven't had too many of those in Texas this year so far, but it's coming soon, I hope, and I've pinned this in the hopes that I can make this chowder soon!

  17. oh yummmmmmm! this chicken corn potato chowder looks so rich, chunky and full of goodness! A favored way to warm up in the cooler weather!

  18. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! Your post has been pinned to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board :)

  19. I love a good chowder and this one looks fantastic! Thanks for coming by and linking with us at #FoodieFridays! You have been pinned :)

  20. I would like to invite you to attend our weekly #PureBlogLove Recipe and DIY craft party this week. Runs 8pm Thursdays-Sunday at midnight EST on I hope to see you there! I adore your blog!