Chicken and Corn Chowder

Chicken and Corn Chowder at The Happy Housewife

By contributing writer Kristia

Chicken & Corn Chowder is chunky and hearty and warms the soul during these cold winter months. It’s easy to prepare and is a great way to use leftover cooked chicken. Serve it with homemade artisan bread.

Chicken & Corn Chowder


  • 5 strips of bacon
  • 1 small carrot, chopped fine
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped fine
  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 cups of chicken stock, divided
  • 1 16-ounce bag of frozen corn
  • 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
  • 3 medium yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of salt & pepper
  • 2 cups milk


  1. In a large soup pot, cook 5 strips of bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside, but leave the bacon drippings.
  2. Add the carrot, celery, onion, and garlic to the pot. Stir and cook in the bacon fat until softened.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour with 1 cup of chicken stock. Pour into the soup pot and stir well.
  4. Add 3 cups of chicken stock, corn, chicken, potatoes, salt, and pepper. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the 2 cups of milk. Stirring constantly, bring the soup to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  6. Top each serving with crumbled cooked bacon.



Chicken and Corn Chowder at The Happy Housewife

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  1. I like the recipe, but i prefer diet dishes so can i cook it without bacon? Or maybe replace it with something lighter?

    • Toni Anderson says:

      How about turkey bacon?

    • I’d think it’d be just fine with olive/canola oil. I’m making it as it is written right now but will using skim milk (as that’s what we drink). Using 4 red potatoes with skin on and leftover rotisserie chicken as that’s what’s in the house!

  2. Kristia Ludwick says:

    Try turkey bacon as Toni suggested or if you want to forgo the bacon all together, replace the bacon drippings with a tablespoon or 2 of olive oil to cook the carrots, onion, celery and garlic.

  3. Hi – trying this recipe tonight and it smells yummy! Just wanted to let you know that milk is not listed in the ingredients but it is in the directions.
    Thanks for the yummy recipe

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