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Enjoy delicious Crock Pot Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe with hardly any work. Come home to the best comfort food that will satisfy even the biggest appetites.
Crock Pot Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe
Corn chowder is so delicious and this recipe is packed with lots of tender chicken for a great meal. I love that the slow cooker does all of the work for this fabulous meal. Corn chicken chowder slow cooker is made with simple ingredients.
It is so nice in the middle of a busy week to come home and share dinner with my family. Chicken corn chowder slow cooker is loaded with corn, chicken, and potatoes for an easy weeknight meal.
This slow cooker recipe is a must try and I think you will all love it. Everyone enjoyed our Potato Corn Chowder, Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder Soup Recipe and Crockpot Potato Corn Chowder and this new recipe is sure to be another family favorite.
What is a Corn Chowder?
Corn chowder is a hearty, creamy soup that is loaded with simple ingredients. We make this soup with corn, chicken, potatoes with easy seasoning that makes for a delicious soup.
It is the perfect soup to make on a cold fall day that is both comforting and delicious. This soup can be made a variety of ways in the slow cooker or on the stove top.
Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder Ingredients:
- Chicken Breasts
- Yellow Onion
- Russet Potatoes
- Red Bell Pepper
- Minced Garlic
- Cayenne Pepper
- Bay Leaves
- Chicken Broth
- Heavy Cream
How to Make Chicken Corn Chowder in the Crock Pot:
- Step 1 – Place ingredients in Slow Cooker – Place all the ingredients except for the heavy cream and cornstarch to a 6 quart crock pot.
- Step 2 – Slow Cooker Soup – Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or cook on high for 3-4 hours until the chicken can be shredded.
- Step 3 – Shred the chicken – Remove the chicken and the bay leaves. Shred the chicken and return it back to the crock pot.
- Step 4 – Make Cornstarch Slurry – Whisk together the heavy cream and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Stir this mixture into the crock pot.
- Step 5 – Continue Cooking – Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or on high for 15-20 minutes until the chowder has thickened.
- Step 6 – Enjoy – Serve with your favorite toppings including black pepper and enjoy!
Can you put Heavy Whipping Cream in a Crock Pot?
Yes, you can Heavy Cream in the slow cooker but only at the end. You do not want to put the cream in initially. If the heavy cream is added to the slow cooker to soon it will break down and not blend with the other ingredients.
Just add before serving and combine with the other ingredients in the slow cooker. We recommend making a cornstarch slurry with the heavy cream to thicken the soup.
How do you Thicken Corn Chowder:
To thicken the corn chowder you will make a cornstarch slurry with the heavy cream and cornstarch. These two ingredients will be mixed together in a separate bowl. Once blended pour into the soup when you have about 30 minutes remaining on the cooking time.
Pour the cornstarch slurry into the soup and mix with the other ingredients. Place the lid back on slow cooker and cook for additional 30 minutes or until desired thickness.
Tips for Crockpot Chicken Corn Chowder:
- Add Ingredients – Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker. You can even add frozen to the slow cooker and cook on low or high. We like to cook on low and allow it to cook all day.
- Shred chicken – Once the chicken is cooked you can shred the chicken with a fork or with a hand mixer. We recommend using the stand mixer as it quickly shreds the chicken.
- Instant Pot – This Chicken Corn Chowder soup can be prepared in the Instant Pot.
- Thicken Soup – Use a cornstarch slurry to thicken the soup.
- Add in More Vegetables – You can easily sneak in additional vegetables into this soup. Mix in some bell peppers or chopped up broccoli. It cook perfectly and the kids will not know the difference.
- Beans – You can easily add in beans to this soup. We recommend either black beans or pinto beans.
- Corn Variations – We used fresh corn kernels in this recipe. But you can easily mix in frozen corn, cut off the kernels off corn on the cob or canned corn.
- Add Spice – If you like a hint of spice, add in some red pepper flakes or slice jalapenos.
- Chicken – You can enjoy this soup without the chicken if you prefer. We used boneless skinless chicken breast but you use boneless skinless chicken thighs or chicken tenders.
- Cheese – If you prefer a cheesy corn corn, mix in some shredded cheese. We recommend shredding the cheese yourself instead of using pre-shredded cheese. This melts better and taste better in the soup.
- Tomatoes – Mix in some diced tomatoes for added flavor. Mixing in a can of Rotel with green chiles would also add hint of spice to the soup.
- Seasoning – We used simple seasoning in this recipe. If you do not have minced garlic, you can use garlic powder. We like to season with salt and pepper before serving.
- Bacon – If you have leftover cook bacon, add it to the top before serving.
- Avocado – We love dice up some avocado to serve with soup.
- Slice Jalapeno – Add a hint of spice to the soup.
- Tortilla Chips – Scoop up with the soup with some tortilla chips. We even like to crush some on top.
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese – Shred some cheese and serve it over the top. Mozzarella or Pepper Jack Cheese is always my preference.
- Diced Green Onions – Diced up some green onions for color and flavor.
- Sour Cream – Sour cream adds flavor and creaminess to your soup. It blends perfectly. You can also use Greek Yogurt for a healthier option.
- Hot Sauce – I love the extra hint of spice that hot sauce gives the soup.
What to Serve with Chicken Corn Chowder:
This Chicken Corn Chowder soup is rich and hearty. I like to keep it the sides light and simple when I make this soup. These are some of our favorites.
- Breadsticks – I love these Cheese Garlic Breadsticks. They are perfect for dipping into the soup and to make sure we get the last drop.
- Side Salad – Serve a side salad that is loaded with vegetables for an easy side dish.
- Roasted Vegetables – You can easily roast some broccoli for an easy side dish.
How to Store:
We love that this soup is even better the next day. Store your leftovers in an air tight container and place in the fridge. The soup will stay fresh for up to 5 days.
Can you Freeze Corn Chowder?
Yes, you can freeze corn chowder, however the texture might change when thawing. If you want tips and tricks on how to freeze soup, we have them all here.
Freezing homemade soup saves time and money.
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe:
We love corn chowder and making it in the slow cooker makes it even easier. This simple ingredients makes for the and easy weeknight meal and the perfect bowl of soup.
When the cooler weather this is one of our favorite soups to make. It is thick, creamy and easy to make. The ingredients blend perfectly together and really gives you that sweet and salty flavor.
This chicken corn chowder soup can be made on the stove top but we love that we can make it in the slow cooker.
Print Crock Pot Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe:
Crock pot chicken corn chowder
- 2 chicken breasts
- 6 slices bacon (cooked and cut into small pieces)
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 1/2 yellow onion (finely diced)
- 3 medium russet potatoes (peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes)
- 1 red bell pepper (diced)
- 1 Jalapeño (seeded and diced)
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp paprika
- Pinch of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- All all the ingredients except for the heavy cream and cornstarch to a 6 quart crock pot.
- Cook and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours until the chicken is shreddable.
- Remove the chicken and the bay leaves. Shred the chicken and return it back to the crock pot.
- Whisk together the heavy cream and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Stir this mixture into the crock pot.
- Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or on high for 15-20 minutes until the chowder has thickened.
- Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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