A pot of this homemade Chicken Corn Chowder is the perfect comfort food to warm you up on a cold, winter day.
Last year we moved to Texas during a huge snowstorm. My husband made sure we packed the snow shovels and ice scrapers to use along the way. We used both of those winter items a few different times during our long trip. As we unpacked everything, the shovels and ice scrapers have been put out in the shed because there hasn't been a need for them.
Until the other day that is. I got up to take our youngest son to school, only to find out that a light freezing rain had the windshield frozen over. And of course, the ice scraper was nowhere to be found.
As I looked through the trunk of the car, I found a plastic spray paint lid. It turns out that a plastic lid works great for clearing off ice on windows. Let's just hope no more ice comes along this year. I've had my one snow fall and one frozen window allotment. LOL!
Big pots of soup on cold days are a must. My kids actually love the canned chunky soups from the store, but I got it in my head to make a homemade version that would get their approval. Recently we had made this spicy rice and chicken soup again, but I wanted to do something different this time.
I started going through our freezer and cupboards to see what I had on hand for a chunky soup. As soon as I saw the bag of potatoes in the pantry and the frozen corn in the freezer I knew which soup was going to happen.
Our kids generally will eat whatever soup I pick up at the store, but I know that all three of them prefer the chicken corn chowder. They love it so much that I buy it more than anything else. My goal for the day was to make my soup taste better than that one.
After peeling, chopping, dicing, boiling, and mixing everything, it was time to do a taste test! I eagerly scooped out a spoonful and took a big bite. It was so, SO good. But my taste buds were scorched because I forgot to wait for it to cool.
The true test came once the kids got home from school. They are always "starving" after a long day of school, so I knew they would be happy to have dinner a little bit earlier.
I had my daughter set the table and then we all scooped out big bowls of chicken corn chowder. All three kids finished off the soup in no time and went back for seconds. They even admitted that the soup tasted good. I may or may not have been giving myself a little pat on the back after they left the room. Take that canned soup!
Good but needs maybe half the pepper.
We like it with this amount of pepper, but everyone's tastes are different so adjust it accordingly! I'm glad you liked the soup!
Great chowder - thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Jocelyn! Adding this to my to-do list and I am really happy I've got something else to try now! 🙂
Patricia @ Grab a Plate
I love thick and creamy soups, and this chowder looks amazing! If you can believe it, it's cold and rainy here in Phoenix, so it's just the right time for a pot!
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
What a great looking soup! It's loaded with lots of good flavors, just perfect on a cold day!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
Chicken corn chowder is a favorite around here! Can't wait to try your variation. So perfect for chilly winter evenings!
Hi Jocelyn. Read your bio. Think we have some stuff in common. Faith in God, foremost, (proud of ya), procrastinator, night owl, and especially shoes... even though I'm a guy. Corn and chicken chowder recipe sounds good, but don't get the "taste like the can" goal. Got cans in the cupboard for sure, but when I cook, I'm trying to get as far away from the can as possible. Guess you're going for kid's tastes?
Nice to meet you Daniel! LOL! I hear ya...but this soup tastes way better than the canned version! Guess I didn't really make myself very clear that I was trying to outdo the canned soups.
Got it. Making your recipe today.
Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish
Love this delicious, comforting soup! And I so relate... my hubby and I moved into our "new" house in a blizzard on New Year's Eve (a few years ago). Our uhaul barely made it up the driveway and then we unloaded all the furniture and boxes in the snow. UGH. This soup would've made it so much better 🙂
LOVE the extra bacon on top of this soup. And I love that the kids gave you thumbs up approvals too 🙂