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Easy Chicken Corn Chowder

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings (1-1/2 quart)

When I haven’t planned for dinner, I often play around with ingredients in my pantry instead of running to the store. This recipe was a happy experiment. Cut some fat by omitting the bacon—it’s still tasty. —Barbara Banski, Fenton, Michigan


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (14-3/4 ounces each) cream-style corn
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 can (12 ounces) reduced-fat evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and red pepper; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until tender.
  2. Stir in corn, chicken, milk, bouillon and pepper; heat through, stirring occasionally (do not boil). Top servings with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 474 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 1252mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • PattieA
    Jan 8, 2021

    I actually made this recipe! The only change I did was use shredded carrots instead of celery. The colors were much nicer and I think it tasted wonderful! Very easy to make.

  • karen
    Nov 22, 2020

    Very tasty and easy. Will definitely make this again. I added a few hot pepper flakes for just a bit of a kick. Otherwise I made just as per the recipe.

  • Marsha Howard
    Nov 13, 2020

    Very good!!

  • Deborah
    Nov 5, 2020

    This is great I added a cubed potato n I used sour cream instead of canned milk.I also used some raw Spinach to add color lol ... topped it off with CHEESE can’t go wrong with cheese.

  • joy9s
    Jul 17, 2020

    Made this soup many times this winter. My husband and I really enjoyed it. It is a keeper.

  • Sue
    Nov 14, 2019

    I think it is a good base recipe however I agree with others that it was a trifle bland.I added more pepper and got the old man sneezing. For Sactofoodie, evaporated milk is not sweet, did you use condensed milk?

  • Mkramek32
    Nov 13, 2019

    Turned out yummy! Being A partially dairy free family, I substituted butter for oil and unsweetened cashew milk for the canned cow! It was a little sweet but the bacon and cheeses (cheddar and vegan) helped!

  • Carol
    Nov 8, 2019

    I just made this soup and it was so easy. I followed the recipe. I was never a fan of corn chowder, but I am now.

  • SactoFoodie
    Nov 6, 2019

    Didn't like the evaporated milk, made it taste too sweet. Also a little bland for me - spiced it up with some Tabasco. Also threw in a handful of spinach and a handful of grated cheese...

  • chkk53
    Nov 6, 2019

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