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

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!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time4 hours 45 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow cooker, Soup
Servings: 8 plus


  • 1 C yellow onion chopped
  • 1 C red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 jalapeño seeds removed and diced - optional
  • 1/3 C celery chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 1/2 C 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
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast uncooked and fully thawed
  • 3 C chicken broth
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 Tb cornstarch
  • 2-3 slices cooked bacon for topping
  • Jalapeño slices for topping


  • 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. 


Recipe serves roughly 8-12.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

Easy slow cooker chicken and corn chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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23 Responses to “Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder”

  1. #
    Marye — August 26, 2016 at 9:19 am

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

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      Rachel — August 27, 2016 at 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!

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      Rachel — August 27, 2016 at 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!

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      Rachel — August 27, 2016 at 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!

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      Rachel — August 27, 2016 at 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!

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      Rachel — August 27, 2016 at 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 :)

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      Rachel — August 30, 2016 at 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?

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      Rachel — September 3, 2016 at 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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    Stephanie — December 18, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Do you cook the chicken before? Or can you put it in the crockpot uncooked

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      Rachel — December 18, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Raw (uncooked) chicken should be added at the beginning of the cook cycle. Enjoy!

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    Stephanie — December 18, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Thank you! Last question, do you peel the potatoes or leave the skin on them?

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      Rachel — December 18, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Yes, peel and cube prior to adding to the slow cooker.

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    Grace — January 17, 2020 at 7:27 am


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    Meagan — November 3, 2020 at 9:40 am

    I have had this recipe saved for a long time, and just made it the other night. It was so good! One of the best recipes for chicken corn chowder that I have made, and it was so easy! I was hesitant about the red bell pepper, but it added such a great flavor. Everyone raved about it and asked for the recipe. Thank you for sharing!

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      Rachel — November 7, 2020 at 4:02 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it, Meagan! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    Meg Barracato — October 4, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    I made this today as written (minus optional jalapeños) and it was awesome! I used the shorter cooking time on high in the crock pot. I had friends over for lunch and they loved it! Thanks for a great recipe!

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      Rachel — October 5, 2022 at 5:42 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed it!

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