Zippy Chicken & Corn Chowder Recipe
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Zippy Chicken & Corn Chowder Recipe

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Gently spiced corn chowder is always good for kids, but feel free to rev up yours with hot pepper sauce. This chowder’s a lifesaver on busy weeknights. —Andrea Early, Harrisonburg, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 skinned rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 6 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 351 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 920mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a stockpot, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and pepper; cook, stirring, until vegetables are crisp-tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir in flour and paprika until blended.
  2. Add potatoes; stir in broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until tender, 12-15 minutes.
  3. Stir in chicken, corn, sauces and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook, uncovered, until corn is tender, 4-6 minutes. Add milk; heat through (do not boil). Yield: 8 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Zippy Chicken & Corn Chowder in Taste of Home September/October 2016, p78

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juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 254726
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2016

"I had to leave out the Tabasco because we are out, so I am not sure I can rate this quite fairly. As it was, I was not impressed and won't make it again. Not terrible, just not remarkable."

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 254676
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016

"Very good chowder!! I did have to add more milk at the end because mine got really thick. I also used a jalopeno pepper for more zip!"

Beema User ID: 446601 253748
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2016

"I just knew I would love this chowder, but far too much for just me.... so I asked one of my daughters if her family would like some. So, we split it up and everyone raved. I did spice it up a bit.. we like "spicy!:"

ms11145 User ID: 1604521 253561
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2016

"I chose to make this a Meatless Chowder. The Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce were both wonderful additions. I have a similar recipe that adds cheese, so I did do the same to this recipe. I know my family and they would have been asking me "Where's the cheese?""

havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 253402
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"Such a great comforting soup and so easy to make! I did not have chicken on hand, so I left that out (obviously) :) and I also left out the hot sauce. I love a little kick, but I wasn't sure how the kids would respond. Even with those key ingredients gone, the soup could stand on it's own. I did however add a little more milk. I like my chowder a little on the creamy side. I like the idea the other reviewer had of using light cream. That would definitely give it a nice creamy finish. Great family recipe!"

bicktasw User ID: 4201818 252905
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016

"My "across-the-street" neighbor, Carolee, made this delicious soup .... followed the recipe exactly. I must say, it was quite good!! She used fresh corn off the cob, which, I think, gave it a nice fresh, sweet taste and the Worcestershire and hot sauce added just the right amount of heat. The only thing I would do different is use light cream to finish it off instead of 2% milk! I highly recommend this comforting soup!!"

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 252826
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2016

"Really tasty and comforting! This will be on my winter rotation of soups. After being outside in the snow and cold, this soup will warm us up!"

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