Creamy Southwest Chicken Veggie Chowder

Dawn Whitted


This chowder is rich and creamy and full of veggies. It will definitely warm you up on a cold day.

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30 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


2 1/2 c
chicken, precooked & shredded
4 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1 large
yellow onion, diced
3 large
celery stalks, chopped
2 large
carrots, peeled & shredded
1 large
parsnip, peeled & shredded
2 c
zucchini, shredded
3 Tbsp
4 c
chicken broth, low salt
3 medium
potatoes, peeled & diced
1 can(s)
rotel, mild
1 can(s)
creamed corn
1 can(s)
green beans, french cut
bay leaf
2 pinch
dried thyme
1 can(s)
evaporated milk *optional*

How to Make Creamy Southwest Chicken Veggie Chowder


  • 1Add 3-4 chicken breasts to a large stock pot. Cover chicken with cold water and add 1T salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for approximately 20-25 minutes to cook chicken through. Remove chicken from stock pot let cool enough to handle then remove skin & bones. Shred chicken or cut into bite size pieces and set aside. You may also use any precooked chicken you have leftover.
  • 2In another large stock pot melt butter and saute onion & celery until opaque. Add carrot, parsnip & zucchini. Stir in flour and cook off for 2-3 minutes.
  • 3Slowly stir in chicken stock and add potatoes, creamed corn, rotel, cream of chicken soup, bay leaf & dried thyme. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until potatoes are softened.
  • 4Shut heat off and ladel about 1/2 of the soup into a large mixing bowl (reserving for texture).
  • 5Using an emersion blender cream together the remaining soup in the pot until very smooth. (you can also use a regular blender or food processor) just be very careful it will be hot!
  • 6Once creamed together you may add 1 can evaporated milk and return the reserved soup back to the pot. *The evaporated milk is purely optional*
  • 7Add the drained green beans and stir gently bringing back to a very slight simmer then serve.

    If the chowder is too thick you can add water or broth to thin it down a bit.
  • 8I like to serve with crusty bread or garlic breadsticks.

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About Creamy Southwest Chicken Veggie Chowder

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #chowder