Friday, October 15, 2010

Soup-er Simple---Chicken Corn Chowder

You know I'm all about quick and easy in the kitchen, and what fits that bill better than a one-pot meal like soup? I happen to like soup, stew, and chili year-round, but the beginning of (slightly) cooler weather really brings it out in me. This week I decided to try this practically fool-proof version of chicken corn chowder, made up almost exclusively of canned items that you can stock up on when they go on sale and keep in your pantry practically indefinitely.

  • chicken--I used 5-6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cans cream of potato soup
  • 1 can cream style corn
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 2 cups milk

The original recipe for this stated to cube up the chicken and saute in 1/2 stick of butter, along with some onions, until the chicken was done. My chicken was frozen, so I cooked it in some chicken stock with some dried onion flakes. Once the chicken was done, I diced it up, and saved the stock to use later in another recipe. Mix together the cream of chicken and potato soup and the corn, and add the diced chicken. This will be a very thick mixture, so heat it slowly on between low and medium. Cook for a few minutes to blend flavors, then add milk and additional seasonings to taste. (I added some Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning blend and some additional dried onion flakes.) Add the milk, and stir well, then heat, again slowly, making sure not to boil after the milk is added. And voila', quick and easy chicken corn chowder.

I really liked the simplicity of this recipe, but I did find it just a bit sweet tasting. Next time I'll use only whole kernel corn, I think that would make a bit of difference.

What "Soup-er Simple" one-pot meals do you like to make during these cool(-er) months?

This recipe is linked to:

Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum

Food on Friday at Ann Kroeker

Recipe Swap at the Grocery Cart Challenge

Recipe Swap at Prairie Story

Tuesday Night Supper Club at Fudge Ripple

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace

What's Cooking Wednesday at King's Court IV

Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life As Mom

Until next time, good cooking, and good eating!


  1. this is my kind of recipe! quick, easy and good. I can't wait to make this, thanks for posting!

  2. Your soup is beautiful, this is something that my Honey would like. thanks.

  3. I followed you over from Tuesday Night Supper glad to find your blog. I'm a Southern girl too and all your recipes are my kind of cooking. This chowder looks delicious!

  4. wow that is easy...and looks so decadent. i love soup in all weather too! thank you for linking up to tuesday night supper club!

  5. I love cream soups! Living in Georgia and married to a southern guy, your blog could come in mighty handy! I would like to invite you to link up, I am hosting a new link up on Fridays and this Friday will be the first one. It's basically all about good homemade food. Join us, and check here for the details:


  6. I love cream soups too, but I think I would like this better with regular corn also.

  7. Yum, I make a chicken corn chowder too, not as easy as this one though!