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Chicken Chili Chowder

One chilly April afternoon, I craved a hearty soup but had less than an hour to prepare a meal. I came up with this chowder that uses pantry ingredients, and everyone thought it hit the spot. —Jenna Rempe, Lincoln, NE
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (2 quarts)


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 5 medium red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • Optiona: Shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream


  • Saute onion in oil in a large saucepan until tender. Add potatoes, broth, soup, salsa and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in the chicken, beans and corn; heat through. If desired, serve with cheese and sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 330 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 1209mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    Jun 25, 2018

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  • Ruffshse
    Apr 27, 2018

    Made this today,really enjoyed had just enough spice to it. Used hatch southwest green chili salsa . Will put it on my keep list.

  • melissloves2bake
    Oct 21, 2016

    The only substitutions I made was used butter instead of oil to sautee the onions. Hubby said that it was very bland so he added tobasco. My 2 kids ate it, but didn't love it.

  • rena 55
    Feb 7, 2015

    Made this one day on the spur of the moment. I had all the ingredients in my pantry and freezer! That's a big bonus since we live out in the country and the store is not near by. This soup was hearty and delicious. My hubby gave it two thumbs up, so it will be on the soup rotation in our house!

  • kyle1987
    Jun 28, 2013

    We really enjoyed this. I freeze a lot of soups since it is only my husband and I. Potatoes don't freeze we'll sometimes so I omitted them. They weren't missed at all. But...I guess it's not a "chowder" anymore!

  • jesike
    Apr 22, 2013

    This was fabulous! Very flavorful! My daughters are picky, so I omitted the beans, onion & canola oil. I also was running late on time, so I used canned chicken chunks. I had planned on regular chicken, but honestly, for a last minute substitute, it worked out just fine! I served this with tortilla chips, sour cream and cheese. It's my new favorite soup!

  • rubyred687
    Mar 8, 2013

    I made it for about 20 coworkers and served it with a side of plain egg noodles. It was a hit!