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Au Gratin Chicken Chowder

Everyone will want more of this quick and robust chowder. The flavor is unbeatable! Use up canned corn and packaged potatoes for an easy meal. —Ella Eberly, Englewood, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (about 2 quarts)


  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 package (4.9 ounces) au gratin potatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk


  • In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  • Saute onion in drippings until tender. Add the potatoes with contents of sauce mix, water, milk, broth, corn and bay leaf. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat. Stir in the chicken, evaporated milk and bacon; heat through. Discard bay leaf.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 451 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 1162mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    May 31, 2013

    it's a quick meal, but nothing special.

  • caseyv
    Feb 28, 2011

    My husband REALLY liked this! He is the pickiest one in the house, so that was GREAT! I did not have regular corn, so I used creamed style, and it was great.

  • hotspotdot
    Feb 22, 2011

    For a semi-homemade cook and working mom, this is a perfect recipe for a quick, filling dinner.

  • Aubrie C
    Feb 20, 2011

    My family really enjoyed this soup. We topped each bowl with cheese for a specail touch.