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Au Gratin Chicken Chowder Recipe
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Au Gratin Chicken Chowder Recipe

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Everyone will want more of this quick and robust chowder. The flavor is unbeatable! Use up canned corn and packaged potatoes for an easy meal. —Ella Eberly, Englewood, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 package (4.9 ounces) au gratin potatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 451 calories, 20 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 1162 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  2. Saute onion in drippings until tender. Add the potatoes with contents of sauce mix, water, milk, broth, corn and bay leaf. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat. Stir in the chicken, evaporated milk and bacon; heat through. Discard bay leaf. Yield: 6 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Au Gratin Chicken Chowder in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p17

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Reviewed May. 31, 2013

"it's a quick meal, but nothing special."

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"My husband REALLY liked this! He is the pickiest one in the house, so that was GREAT! I did not have regular corn, so I used creamed style, and it was great."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"For a semi-homemade cook and working mom, this is a perfect recipe for a quick, filling dinner."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"My family really enjoyed this soup. We topped each bowl with cheese for a specail touch."

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