Chicken Potato Chowder
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8-12
A simple chicken and potato chowder with plenty of flavor and heartiness. Each to put together in an hour or less.
  • 5 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • ½-3/4 cups diced celery (more if it's a family favorite and less if it's not)
  • 2 - 3 cups peeled, diced potatoes
  • 1 cup corn
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2½ cups chicken broth OR more if you decide to add less milk
  • 2½ cups milk OR cream
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken - white, dark, or both
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (about 4 oz.)
  1. Melt butter in a kettle
  2. Sauce garlic clove, celery, onion, and carrots in butter - about 3-5 minutes
  3. Add chicken broth and potatoes, then add thyme, salt and pepper
  4. Cook until potatoes are tender then add corn (optional)
  5. Add flour and stir until smooth
  6. Add milk and mix together well
  7. Heat on medium heat, stirring until the sauce thickens (this can take several minutes)
  8. Add chicken and then add cheese, stirring until the cheese is melted
  9. Serve and enjoy!
  10. OPTIONAL: You can saute and cook all the vegetables and make your white sauce in a separate kettle, then combine the two before adding the cheese. You'll have two kettles to wash instead of one, but you can be working on both at the same time.
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