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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jimjars User ID: 8605130 236784
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 :)"

MY REVIEW User ID: 3864962 1407
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"The whole family loved it!!"

af2004rn User ID: 8023179 1005
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

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

latsyrceiram User ID: 1952552 626
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."

csouth User ID: 1568827 1262
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

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

LaneyJane User ID: 2876262 1404
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

"Delicious! We took home the trophy at a chowder cook-off with this recipe. It is kid friendly too."

LaneyJane User ID: 2876262 784
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

"We took home the trophy at a chowder cook-off with this recipe. It is very kid friendly too."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 2013
Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"Highly considering making this tomorrow, Friday. Daughter had oral surgery so want to give her this. Am sure will be easy to eat!"

angelsferns User ID: 7219575 1002
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"The family loved it! It was perfect for cold blizzard night"

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 1176
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

"Hubby not wild about this - could make once in while in winter."

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