Chicken Corn Chowder Topped with Avocado and Tomato

Hope everyone had a great weekend, Mondays’ seem to come so quick, don’t they? I had a LONG weekend of Pilates training that I travel an hour each way to, (finally almost done!!) and my oldest son lost his first tooth. As a hygienist, I was excited to be the one to yank it out after my little guy decided that by kicking him in the mouth, it would loosen it even more! I just love boys! The tooth fairy came and it was a huge success!

So, onto the soup of the day…There’s just something about a good homemade soup that just makes you feel so good. This hearty Chicken Corn Chowder is no exception. It is full of fresh vegetables and packed with flavor.

This is my own recipe that I created and keep close by anytime I’m in the mood for a good hearty soup. The best thing about it is, it’s a breeze to whip up. Are we seeing a trend in my recipes yet?!!

The avocado and tomato topping are so good mixed in the soup. I love avocado with everything, creamy and delicious. Enjoy!!

Chicken Corn Chowder Topped with Avocado and Tomato

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
3 stalks of celery, diced
4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
3 14 oz cans chicken broth
2 lb bag frozen corn or 8 fresh ears of corn, kernels cut off
2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
½ Cup heavy cream
8 oz sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste

1 avocado, diced
1 tomato, seeded and diced
Fresh ground black pepper

1. Heat oil into a large dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, sauté onion, carrots and celery until slightly softened, about 5-8 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for for 1 minute then add chicken broth, corn and chicken. Cook for 5 minutes, until heated through. Reduce heat to low and stir in cream, sour cream, salt and pepper to taste.

2. Top with avocado and tomato. Add fresh ground black pepper if desired.

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27 Responses
  1. Stephanie


    I happened upon this when doing a Pinterest search for a summer corn chowder recipe to use up some leftover corn from a cookout. We had cut the grilled corn off the cobs and put it in the freezer until we had cool enough weather for some soup. With this unseasonably cool July week (here in Indiana, anyway), it was just the right time! I am so glad I found this recipe… it was perfect! It was hearty without being heavy. Also, I am an avocado and fresh tomato addict, but I would have never thought to garnish corn chowder with them. It was so delicious and put the soup over the top for me. Even better, my dad had some too… leaving off the garnish (not an avocado fan… oh the shame ;)). He raved about it and wanted others to try it. Thanks for sharing this simple, wonderful recipe! It’s going on our “must-make-again” list.



    PS: Full disclosure, I made very minor alterations…a little extra carrot and celery as well as substituting 2% plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream (Greek yogurt is my go-to in place of sour cream for almost everything; so, I knew it would work).

  2. duration of hives

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  3. Danielle

    I have had this recipe bookmarked for quite a while now. I had some extra sour cream on hand and did a search of my saved recipes involving sour cream and this came up. I’m eager to try it with so many good reviews but I was wondering if you could recall how many it served. I know you have a family of 4 but I wondered if there was enough for leftovers. Thanks!

  4. Lori

    I am in the process of making it myself! I cant wait as yours looked so inviting. I also made a few changes. I will add some fajita seasoning that I had made up some time ago.

    I have a picky five year old that I will puree the soup for… and hope for the best. Definitely without the fajita seasoning.

    I always enjoy reading your blog. I use to live in Mesa. I miss the SW so much!

  5. Suzanne

    Hi Jenny!
    I am a new reader too. I have made three of your recipies this week and they all turned out great. This soup was easy and tasted great! Your egg and avocado sandwich was so yummy. I also made the buffalo chicken sandwich. It will probably be back on our table very soon. My three year old loved all three. I have loved looking at all of the recipies on your blog. I am planning on using three more next week.
    Thank you!

  6. Jenny

    Thanks Melanie, Julie, Marie, Lisa and Kevin!

    Lisa, I just checked your blog and love all of your variations!

  7. Lisa

    Hi Jenny!

    Thank you so, so much for this recipe! I made it for dinner tonight, and it was so absolutely incredibly delicious! We loved it!

    I made a few slight variations based on our tastes, but pretty much stuck to your original recipe. I did a post on your recipe and noted the variations I made on my blog (

    I’m a new reader, and I’m really enjoying your blog!

    Thanks again.

  8. Julie


    This looks fantastic. There are so many words in that title that I love: corn, chowder, avocado……
    You take such great photos too!

  9. Jenny

    Me too Deborah!

    I was weiry about using frozen corn, but was pleasantly surprised at the great fresh flavor. I think next time I might use fresh corn as well!

    Hi Kandi,
    Glad to hear from another avocado fan, it’s the best isn’t it?!!

  10. Kandi

    Oh yum! Another avocado fan here. Why did I spend so many years when I was younger never even trying it? haha.

  11. Patsyk

    That looks so comforting! I may wait until I can get some really fresh corn on the cob before making it though… and unfortunately, for me, Jersey corn doesn’t come in until July/August! May have to freeze some this year so I can make it in the winter next year! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Jenny

    Thanks Christine,
    I was thinking the same thing, soup season is close to being over! I still make it in the summer too, I’m crazy!

    Hi Beth,
    I love the picture of the baby in your post, too cute. I bet your little one would love this. My boys ate it up no problem.

    Hi Jamie,
    Me too!

    Thanks RecipeGirl!

    Hi Emiline,
    The toothfairy was pretty generous considering I used to get a buck back in the day!

    Thanks A. Grace!

    Hope you Enjoy Bakingblonde!

    You’ll love this Steph!

  13. bakingblonde

    That soup looks so good. I love corn chowder and topping with avocado is brilliant. I can’t wait to try this!

  14. A. Grace

    i agree, a little avocado can improve anything! this soup combines lots of my favorite flavors–corn, avocado, sour cream… 🙂

    thanks for sharing!

  15. Emiline

    First tooth! That’s a big deal. Hope the tooth fairy was generous.

    I love making soups. This one sounds delicious. Especially with the creamy avocado.

  16. beth

    My little one loves tomato and avocado but I never thought of using them as soup toppings. Thanks for the great idea!

  17. Christine

    Yum! This looks wonderful! I’ve been into soups lately and I’ve got to get my fill since it’ll be getting hot around here real soon.

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