Curried Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe
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Curried Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

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This recipe is close to one my mom used to make for us kids when the weather turned cold. Hers called for heavy cream, but I came up with a slimmer version that I think is pretty true to the original! —Kendra Doss, Colorado Springs, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 5 cups frozen corn (about 25 ounces)
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 229 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 22g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat. Add onions and celery; cook and stir until tender. Stir in seasonings; cook 30 seconds longer.
  2. Stir in corn and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth; stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chicken and cilantro; heat through. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Instead of using heavy whipping cream, this homey soup creates a thick and creamy texture with 2% milk and flour (a trade secret for lighter soups).
Originally published as Curried Chicken Corn Chowder in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p31

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allharrymama 245810
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"I made half a batch for a family of 4 and it was just right. Very tasty and a hit with 3/4 (one doesn't care for corn)."

habenaroman 239227
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"Very good."

nlynnette 175307
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"Very good soup. The nine mounth old even liked it enough that we blended her some for dinner. Will definitely be making it again."

nlynnette 115767
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"Very good soup. The nine mounth old even liked it enough that we blended her some for dinner. Will definitely be making it again."

dfausnacht 175306
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"Really tasty--good ol' chowder comfort with just a pinch of distinctiveness with the curry flavor. It also tastes great vegetarian, by simply omitting the chicken."

Sager 106205
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"I have made this several times. I freeze the leftovers and enjoy throughout the chilly months."

melmagnus 173788
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"<p>Even my very picky, no spice-suspicious son loved it. Definitely a keeper.</p>"

LynnRoseT 179711
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"I just had a bowl for dinner and was thinking the next time I have a bowl I'll break out the buttermilk biscuits. I also think I could add potato. This is yet another keeper from Taste of Home."

eknepprath 210137
Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"Absolutely delicious comfort food. I love chicken tortilla soup, but I would have to say this is even better!"

berumen 106202
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"I like putting my favorite hot sauce in this. I kicks it up, and adds more flavor"

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