Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder

Easy and flavorful slow cooker chicken and corn chowder with a spicy kick! A comforting meal for any night of the week!

Easy slow cooker chicken and corn chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel

As sad as I will be to see this summer go, I’m ridiculously excited for fall… per usual. It’s my favorite time of year. Apples galore, pumpkin goodies, caramel everything and… so much comfort food! It also happens to be the official start of soup season. I totally just made that up, but it’s kind of true too. Most people pack away their slow cookers, only pulling them out again once the weather turns cold. I will on occasion still make soup in the summer, but I always … always, always make it in the colder months. Expect plenty of comforting family friendly slow cooker recipes in the next 6-7 months.

The other great thing about fall… all of the shows are starting back up! There are so many new ones I’m looking forward to, but for now, I’m enjoying Camp Cutthroat again. I don’t even want to imagine having to deal with the sabotages the contestants have to deal with. They’re seriously brutal sometimes, but definitely amusing to watch… which is probably at least part of the point! If you haven’t seen it yet, you should definitely give it a try!

Easy slow cooker chicken and corn chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m a huge fan of making soup in my slow cooker. HUGE fan! I actually prefer it over the stovetop method. I can press a button and let it do it’s thing, with me going about my business, not having to monitor it or stir constantly. It can be ready when I want it to be. And, big bonus, it makes the house smell a-ma-zing all day long!

This is one of those recipes that’s perfect all year long. You can make it in the summer with fresh sweet corn straight from the cob. And, you can make it all fall through spring. It’s comforting, warm and flavor packed! Plus, if you choose to add the optional jalapeños and red pepper flakes, you get a nice spicy kick!

Easy and flavorful slow cooker creamy chicken and corn chowder, with a spicy kick! A comforting meal, perfect for any night of the week. This is an absolute must make for all chowder fans!

Easy slow cooker chicken and corn chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: Serves 8-12

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes

Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder

Easy and flavorful slow cooker chicken and corn chowder with a spicy kick! A comforting meal for any night of the week!

Ingredients:

  • 1C yellow onion, chopped
  • 1C red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed and diced - optional
  • 1/3C celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 1/2C potatoes, small bite sized pieces
  • 2: 15oz cans whole corn kernels, drained (3C total)
  • 1 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1lb boneless chicken breast
  • 3C chicken broth
  • 1C heavy cream
  • 1 1/2Tb cornstarch
  • 2-3 slices cooked bacon, for topping
  • Jalapeño slices, for topping

Directions:

  1. To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker, add vegetables, seasonings, chicken, chicken broth and bay leaves. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. When the intial cook time is up, remove and discard bay leaves. Remove chicken breast, shred or chop into desired sizes and set aside. Whisk cornstarch into heavy cream until smooth. Pour heavy cream mixture into slow cooker, stir to combine. Return chicken to slow cooker, stir gently to disperse. Replace the cover and continue to cook on high for an additional 30-40 minutes. Serve warm with bacon crumbles and jalapeño slices. 

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Easy slow cooker chicken and corn chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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14 Responses to “Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder”

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    Marye — August 26, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Corn chowder is one of my favorites! This looks absolutely delicious!

    • Rachel — August 27th, 2016 @ 8:27 am

      Thanks, Marye!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — August 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Corn chowder is a family favorite! Love this slow cooker version!

    • Rachel — August 27th, 2016 @ 8:28 am

      Thanks, Jessica!

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    Regina L Burkett — August 26, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I am so ready for fall and comfort food and I am definately making this…with the KICK!

    • Rachel — August 27th, 2016 @ 8:28 am

      I hope you enjoy it, Regina!

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    Anna — August 26, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    This is dinner tonight! I can’t wait :) Thanks a lot!

    • Rachel — August 27th, 2016 @ 8:28 am

      I hope you enjoyed it! :)

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — August 26, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Love this, and that you can enjoy it all year! Also love the bit of spiciness! Looks beautiful!

    • Rachel — August 27th, 2016 @ 8:28 am

      Thanks, Patricia!

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    Anna — August 29, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    It was absolutely delicious! It’s going into our “Family Favourites” folder :)

    • Rachel — August 30th, 2016 @ 7:40 am

      So glad to hear you enjoyed it, Anna! :)

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    Faye — September 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Hi Rachel, this is definitely something I’m going to make soon, just wanted to ask you if you think this would freeze well?
    Thanks

    • Rachel — September 3rd, 2016 @ 7:55 am

      I haven’t personally frozen it, but typically soups and chowders do freeze quite well. Just be sure to stir well while reheating. Enjoy!

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