Chicken Corn Chowder with Cornbread Bites

Sharing a delicious Chicken Corn Chowder recipe today perfect for dinner time and makes great leftovers too!

Chicken Corn Chowder

This Chicken Corn Chowder is one of my favorite soups to make. It is great for dinner and all week long for lunches. These little cornbread bites are the perfect size to dip in your soup and are easy too. Soup takes a little prep chopping veggis, but it’s so worth it, because you’ll enjoy it through the week. Once I start making soup, I don’t stop. Bring on the soup!

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chicken corn chowder ingredients

What You’ll Need

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • celery
  • bell pepper
  • white onion
  • jalapeno
  • ham
  • garlic cloves
  • chicken broth
  • all purpose flour
  • fresh corn
  • cooked chicken breast
  • cream cheeese
  • milk
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • yellow cornmeal
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • sour cream
  • creamed corn
  • green onion
  • hot sauce
  • egg

chicken corn chowder chopped vegetables in soup pot

How To Make Chicken Corn Chowder

  1. Place olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute celery, bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno until softened. Stir in garlic and ham; cook for another 3 minutes. Whisk the broth with the flour in a large bowl then stir into soup. Stir in corn and chicken. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat. Whisk together the cream cheese and milk in a large bowl until smooth. Stir into the soup along with the salt, pepper, and cheddar cheese. Simmer until ready to serve.

chicken corn chowder in soup pot

Add broth and remaining ingredient, heating and stirring to combine. Simmer on low until ready to serve. Prepare cornbread bites white soup is simmering.

cornbread muffin ingredients in bowl

For The Cornbread Bites, preheat the oven to 375. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.

cornbread muffin batter in muffin tin

With a medium cookie scoop, scoop into 2 mini cupcake pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and serve with soup.

chicken corn chowder in serving bowls

How To Serve

Serve Chicken Corn Chowder warm with a side of cornbread muffins. This soup recipe is great for any occasion. It’s especially delicious during chilly months.

How To Store Leftovers

Store any leftover soup that’s been mostly cooled in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Re-heat as needed.

chicken corn chowder in bowls

Chicken Corn Chowder with Cornbread Bites

This warm and hearty chowder makes great weekday lunches throughout the week.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Jenny
Cost: $25
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Equipment

  • Stove
  • Dutch Oven or large pot
  • chef knife
  • cutting board
  • mixing spoon

Ingredients

For the Chicken Corn Chowder:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 stalks of celery finely chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper color of choice, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno finely chopped, seeds and membrane removed
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced or chopped ham or Canadian bacon
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 14 oz cans chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 ears of fresh corn kernels
  • 2 large chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

For the Cornbread Bites from Southern Living Magazine:

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 8 3/4 oz can cream style corn
  • dash of hot sauce Tabasco
  • 1 large egg beaten

Instructions

For the Chicken Corn Chowder:

  • Place olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute celery, bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno until softened. Stir in garlic and ham; cook for another 3 minutes. Whisk the broth with the flour in a large bowl then stir into soup. Stir in corn and chicken. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat. Whisk together the cream cheese and milk in a large bowl until smooth. Stir into the soup along with the salt, pepper, and cheddar cheese. Simmer until ready to serve.

For the Cornbread Bites:

  • Preheat the oven to 375. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop into 2 mini cupcake pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and serve with soup.

Notes

I highly recommend doubling the Chicken Corn Chowder recipe to have leftovers.
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  2. Karly

    I made this soup the other night and it was amazzzzzing! The bacon added a nice smokey flavor and I loved the crunch of the corn and celery. Super good for a fall night. The cream cheese also added the perfect amount of cream:-) Great recipe!

  3. Anonymous

    Jenny,
    Thank you for this delicious recipe. I made it last night and doubled the batch as suggested. My 3 and 2 yr old loved it so much they wanted it for breakfast this morning!! Love your blog, keep up the good work!
    Amy

  4. Jenny

    Leanne,
    So glad you enjoyed this soup. Definately one of my favorites! I’m making a yummy chicken enchilada soup this week, I just need to get to the grocery store!

  5. LeAnne

    Jenny! This was fabulous! I made it last night and it was “souper” easy and devine! Thanks for sharing!

  6. LeAnne

    Jenny, I can’t wait to try this! It is cold and frosty where I live and this will be perfect. I love your blog and have been a “lurker” for awhile. 🙂

    I love cream based soups and the addition of cream cheese is perfect!

  7. Jenny

    Stacy,
    I am looking forward to our lunch this week! We took the kids tonight and they had so much fun. Talk to you soon!

  8. stacy_ellingson

    Another great recipe Jen! The chicken burritos are on our menu this week and I can’t wait to try the chowder! I love soup season as well! See ya this week!

  9. Jenny

    Hi Emilie,
    Funny, that I think 90 degrees is weather to start making soup. Good enough for me.

    You will love this soup, it it so good. I planned on having leftovers, but my family wiped it out for lunch and dinner yesterday.

    The cream cheese really does make it very creamy, I add it in most of my cream based soups.

  10. Emilie

    This sounds really good, since it’s so cold here today. Plus, I LOVE cornbread.
    I think the addition of cream cheese is interesting. It probably makes it really creamy.

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