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

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268357
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2017

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

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 264413
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."

7833louis User ID: 1040763 256130
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!"

jimjars User ID: 8605130 236784
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 :)"

[email protected] User ID: 3864962 1407
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"The whole family loved it!!"

af2004rn User ID: 8023179 1005
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"I think garlic would be a nice addition to the chowder."

latsyrceiram User ID: 1952552 626
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."

csouth User ID: 1568827 1262
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"I have made this many times and it is always a hit."

LaneyJane User ID: 2876262 1404
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

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

LaneyJane User ID: 2876262 784
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

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

Joscy User ID: 2694585 2013
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!"

angelsferns User ID: 7219575 1002
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

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

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 1176
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

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

teetee207 User ID: 4692648 1260
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."

maryroast User ID: 6950078 649
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!"

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 797
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."

sunnyjjang User ID: 5929026 630
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

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

Mark & Linda User ID: 5791227 779
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

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

081967xjl User ID: 5526175 1179
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!"

joycejohnson76 User ID: 2049702 1419
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."

sassycarrie User ID: 4456912 1157
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."

JOHNSWIFE1964 User ID: 801272 2011
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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