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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 or margarine
  • 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 potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan; add flour and mix well. Gradually stir in milk; cook over low heat until slightly thickened. Stir in cheese and cook until melted; add to broth along with chicken. Cook and stir over low heat until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 322 calories, 19g fat (12g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 1100mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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Mary Ann
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2018

"I have been making this recipe for years, my whole family loves it, now my daughters make it for their families. It is easy and delicious! Definitely a keeper!"

Donut Queen
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2017

"Yummy, this soup is delicious and a definite keeper! As I do with all my chicken soups, I added a bay leaf, a bit of sage, thyme and rosemary; these herbs add wonderful depth of flavour."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2017

"We always double this recipe because it is plain old-fashioned goodness. One recipe is not enough!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2017

"This lacks a little bit in flavor, so I made sure to season my chicken with garlic, onion, salt and pepper before adding it to the chowder. Everyone loved this so I will be making it again."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2016

"easy, quick, and delicious. Just to try and cut down on the carbs a little I only used 1 T of flour along with 2 c of heavy whipping cream instead of the milk. Also did not have chicken broth so I used 3 c water with 2 bouillon cubes and omitted salt. It was perfect!"

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."

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