As we head into the cold days of winter, let's warm up with a batch of this tasty Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder!
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5 from 8 votes

Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder

As we head into the cold days of winter, let's warm up with a batch of this tasty Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, chowder, slow cooker
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 249kcal
Author: David

Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 3 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 large red potatoes diced into ½” cubes
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 3 cups corn frozen
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • {for garnish} green onions chopped
  • {for serving} bread bowls

Instructions

  • Using a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crispy; pat cooked bacon dry with paper towels and set aside.
  • {Optional}: Drain most (but not all) of the bacon grease from the pan and add cubed chicken. Brown chicken for approximately 2-3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Using a 6-quart slow cooker, add all remaining ingredients except for half-and-half and cornstarch (chicken, potatoes, onion, celery, corn, chicken stock, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, oregano, paprika and black pepper); stir until well combined.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 6-7 hours. (Note: Can be cooked on high for 3-4 hours.)
  • Using a small bowl, whisk together the half-and-half and cornstarch. Add this mixture to the slow cooker; stir until well combined.
  • Before serving, top with crumbled bacon and chopped green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 11.5% | Vitamin C: 7.4% | Calcium: 4.1% | Iron: 6.8%