Today is another chowder recipe, totally born out of the fact that I had potatoes on hand that needed to be eaten. This chicken potato corn chowder is kid-tested and husband-approved! I love my (turkey) bacon, corn, and potato chowder, but this one is pretty darn good, too. I also used my “two-stage” cooking method, which meant that there was less time spent standing and watching the stove top.
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts, four (can begin with frozen if you do two-stage cooking)
- Chicken or vegetable broth, 32 oz (the box or two cans)
- Baby yellow potatoes, 1.5 pounds, cut into bite size pieces
- Shredded carrots, 2/3 cup
- Yellow onion, one, diced
- Garlic, one clove, minced
- Frozen or fresh corn kernels, two cups
- 1/2 cup half and half
- Sea salt, to taste
- White peppercorns, ground, to taste
- Smoked paprika, 1 t
- Garlic salt, 1 t
- Hot sauce, as much as you like (my kids don’t like heat, so I just do a few shakes)
- Olive oil, for cooking garlic and onion
- Shredded cheddar cheese, as much as you want to top your soup!
- Can be started as early as first thing in the morning.
- Cook chicken breasts in broth.
- My method: place chicken in crock pot, pour broth over them, and cook for 3 hours on high or up to 5 on low, until chicken can be easily shredded with a fork. I simply reach into the crock pot with a fork in each hand, and begin pulling the chicken apart until it’s fully shredded.
- Another option: boil chicken breasts in broth until cooked (takes more time, much less fun). Shred chicken with forks.
- Warm olive oil in large stock pot. Add in onion and garlic, sauté until soft.
- Add to pot the chicken in broth, potatoes, carrots, salt, pepper, garlic salt, smoked paprika, and hot sauce.
- Bring to a boil, then cook on low partially covered for up to an hour, or until potatoes are soft.
- One hour before eating, add corn. Heat through.
- Add half and half. Heat gently, do not boil again.
- Using an immersion blender (not necessary, but blends it nicely), blend to combine. If you don’t do this, yours will just be a bit chunkier.
Serve topped with cheddar cheese! Enjoy!