Easy Chicken Corn Chowder

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I love this warm and comforting Easy Chicken Corn Chowder soup recipe.

serving easy chicken corn chowder

I came upon this recipe from Cooking Light about 15 years ago, and I’ve been making it ever since. It’s a nice, “lighter” chowder recipe. The creaminess of this Easy Chicken Corn Chowder is appealing, along with the sweetness of the corn. There is a little bit of chopped jalapeño in the soup, which gives it a slightly spicy flavor too. It’s a good bowl of comfort to enjoy for lunch or dinner.

pot of easy chicken corn chowder

How to make Easy Chicken Corn Chowder:

Onion, celery and jalapeño are sautéed in a little bit of butter. Flour is then mixed in… then 2% milk, cooked chicken, creamed corn, frozen corn, fresh thyme salt and red pepper. It’s all brought to a boil and will be thickened and ready to eat in a matter of minutes. The whole recipe will take you less than 30 minutes to make. It’s an easy one!

serving chicken corn chowder

How to make easy cooked chicken breast:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Drizzle your boneless skinless chicken breasts with a little olive oil, and sprinkle them generously with salt and pepper. Put the chicken in a baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until they reach a safe temperature of 165 degrees F. You will need two cups of chopped, cooked chicken breast for this Easy Chicken Corn Chowder recipe.

serving easy chicken corn chowder

Easy substitutions and additions:

To make preparation even easier for this Easy Chicken Corn Chowder, use a roasted chicken instead of cooking the chicken yourself. Grab a freshly roasted chicken from your market, and pull the chicken off the carcass as soon as you get home (it’s easier to do when the chicken is warm). Substitute a can of chopped green chiles for the jalapeño, if you’d like. Add chopped carrots and/or chopped red bell peppers to the soup, along with the vegetables.

Bowl of Chicken Corn Chowder

This recipe makes 6 servings of Easy Chicken Corn Chowder. The serving size is one cup. You may wish to double the recipe after you make it for the first time because it will disappear quickly! Heating up leftovers for lunch a day or two after is a good idea. Leftovers are delicious!

If you are counting Weight Watchers points, the points for Easy Chicken Corn Chowder are included at the top of this post.

Here are a few more chowder recipes you might like to try:

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Easy Chicken Corn Chowder

A delicious and easy soup recipe!
6 8 6
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings (1 cup)
Calories 257kcal
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken corn chowder, quick chowder


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • One 14.75-ounce can cream style corn
  • cups frozen corn kernels (or 3 ears of fresh corn)
  • teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper


  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and jalapeño; cook for 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.
  • Add in the flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in the milk and remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil, and cook until thickened (about 5 minutes.)


Serving: 1serving (1 cup) | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 507mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 1mg | Blue WW Smartpoints: 6 | Green WW Smartpoints: 8 | Purple WW Smartpoints: 6

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  • Kathy wrote:

    Corn chowder was easy and very tastey