Texas Chowder

Texas Chowder Recipe

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Regina Knott


I love soups of all types and on a cold day I had a hankerin' for a good chowder but couldn't find a recipe that satisfied my craving so to speak, so I created this one. This is a spiced up version of a chicken, corn and potato chowder with a definite Tex-Mex influence. I used peppers that I had grown myself and frozen for use in soups. Enjoy!


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


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  • 1 1/2 lb
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless cubed
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    yellow onion, diced
  • 3 clove
    fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 stick
    celery, diced
  • 1
    red bell pepper, diced
  • 1-2
    fresno peppers, or jalapenos diced or more for extra spice
  • 4
    roasted anaheim peppers, seeded, peeled and diced or a small can of green chilis
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
  • 4 can(s)
    chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/4 tsp
    cilantro, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2
    medium russet potatoes peeled and cubed into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 c
    frozen corn
  • 1 c
  • 1 jar(s)
    15 oz cheeze whiz
  • 1
    8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch

How to Make Texas Chowder


  1. Over medium heat: Saute the onions, garlic, peppers, celery in the butter and olive oil for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes,broth, and spices and bring to a simmer
  3. Add chicken and simmer for about 30-45 minutes or until chicken is done and spices marry with vegetables.
  4. Add potatoes and corn and cook for about 15 minutes longer or until potatoes are done.
  5. Add Milk and return to simmer
  6. Melt cream cheese in microwave and add to soup stirring constantly to keep from separating.
  7. Add Cheese Whiz and stir to melt.
  8. Return to a simmer and take out a ladle of the broth and mix with corn starch and return to pan. Cook for about 5 more minutes and then enjoy!
  9. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and your favorite corn chips.

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About Texas Chowder

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern

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