Cheesy Chicken Chowder Recipe
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Cheesy Chicken Chowder Recipe

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I like to serve this hearty chowder with garlic bread and a salad. It's a wonderful dish to prepare when company drops in. The rich, mild flavor and tender chicken and vegetables appeal even to children and picky eaters. —Hazel Fritchie, Palestine, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups (about 8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 322 calories, 19g fat (12g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 1100mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein


  1. In a 4-quart saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. Reduce heat; add the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheese, stirring until melted; add to broth along with chicken. Cook and stir until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Chicken Chowder in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p29

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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2015

"this recipe is great, registered as a member of this site just so i could say that i also occasionally use steak chunks instead and it's amazing. i just brown the steak chunks a bit before adding to the stew and use beef broth instead of chicken broth! it's a cold night favorite and tastes great in a bread bowl :)"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"The whole family loved it!!"

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"I think garlic would be a nice addition to the chowder."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014

"This is a fantastic recipe. Instead of using chicken broth from a can, I used the water from boiling/cooking the boneless-skinless breasts and thighs. It is very tasty and invites you to add a variety of vegetables such as peas or mushrooms, etc. Be creative."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"I have made this many times and it is always a hit."

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