creamy chicken, corn and ham chowder

★★★★★ 4
By Robynne Glenn
from Lake Arrowhead, CA

This hearty chowder is sure to warm you up when it's chilly outside. In a hurry? No problem! You likely have the ingredients on hand in your pantry. Add some crispy crumbled bacon and some sharp cheddar cheese. What are you waiting for? Disclaimer: I have always used recipes as a guide and use my instincts and experience to alter or omit ingredients as I cook. Therefore, it has always been a challenge when sharing recipes with others. I doubt I make dishes the same way twice. So, I advise you to use my recipes the same way. Trust your experience and adjust to your personal taste~Roby

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This hearty chowder will definitely warm you up on a cold day. It's creamy with a lovely smokey flavor from the ham. There's a pop of sweetness thanks to the corn. The potatoes are tender and the chicken remains very moist in the broth. Seasoned perfectly, this is a fantastic cool weather meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy chicken, corn and ham chowder

  • 1 c
    chopped onion
  • 6 clove
    minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 1/2 c
    cooked ham, cubed (I shredded deli ham slices)
  • 3 c
    chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 c
    water
  • 1 tsp
    chicken bouillon granules
  • 4 c
    red or yukon potatoes, cubed
  • 4 c
    frozen corn
  • 1 3/4 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 1/2 c
    cooked chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 1/2 can
    evaporated milk, 12 oz each (fat-free if desired)
  • 1 3/4 c
    milk, divided (low fat if desired)
  • 1/2 c
    Wondra flour (all-purpose may be used)

How To Make creamy chicken, corn and ham chowder

Test Kitchen Tips
We misread the ingredients and added raw chicken. To fix that, we boiled the soup an extra 10 minutes to make sure the chicken was cooked through. The chicken came out super tender. If you don't have cooked chicken handy, raw will work too. Just adjust the cooking time.
  • Sauteeing onion and garlic in a pan.
    1
    In a large saucepan, saute the onion and garlic in oil until onion is tender.
  • Adding ham to the onion and garlic.
    2
    Add ham; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Adding stock, potatoes, corn, and seasoning to the pot.
    3
    Stir in the stock, water, potatoes, corn, bouillon, thyme, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Adding chicken to the pot.
    4
    Add chicken; heat through. Stir in the evaporated milk and 1 1/4 cups milk; bring to a boil.
  • Adding Wondra slurry to the pot.
    5
    Combine Wondra and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup.
  • Continuing to cook soup.
    6
    Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Chowder sprinkled with bacon and cheese.
    7
    Top with crisp crumbled bacon and your favorite cheddar cheese. Enjoy!
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