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Cheesy Chicken Chowder Recipe

Cheesy Chicken Chowder Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 322 calories, 19 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 1,100 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Reviews for Cheesy Chicken Chowder

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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."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

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

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

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

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!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

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

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

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

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"Definitely a keeper! I halved the recipe since there is only my husband and I, but wish I would have made the full recipe for leftovers. I recommend a "good" cheese, not from a bag. I used a sharp white cheddar and it gave it great flavor. Served it with a salad and sour dough hard rolls to dunk with."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"A new family favorite! My little grandson, three, said, Grannie, the kitchen smells so good! This cheesy chicken chowder is awesome!"

Reviewed May. 10, 2012

"I've been making this for years and it's delicious. Of course I'm sure I use more than 2 cups of cheese:). It's quick and easy with lots of flavor."

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"Did this for a cook-off with friends. Got me running gold. :)"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"This is definitely one of our family favorites. We make this when we have company and everyone always enjoys it."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"I first tried this soup 15 years ago. I fell in love with it then. I never forgot the rich savory flavors. I cooked it again last night (10-17-10) and it was just as wonderful as I had always remembered!"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"Wonderful soup love the taste and its easy to fix. I fixed this for our local cookbook club in London, Kentucky and everyone wanted the recipe, they also passed the recipe on to others also."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"I love this Chowder! I brought it to work and got so many compliments. I made it the night before then put it in a crockpot the next morning."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2008

"Just wondering if you've ever used canned white meat chicken. Would be a real time saver if you don't have chicken already cooked or need to cook it."

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