Fresh Corn and Chicken Chowder



This will have you in and out the kitchen with time to spare. Here in Oregon it is still very rainy and damp. When you work outside, as we do, you often want warm and hearty food to come home and enjoy.

With all the hours we spend working, a fast and easy chowder really does hit the spot. If you have been following our vineyard progress on Facebook, today we finally havea break in the weather and the vineyard fence is going up. Let’s hope mother nature cooperates for another week as we continuewith fence building and planting. This is the kind of quick meal we need after a day of pounding posts!

The fresh corn is also a nice crunchy treat, while the sweet green pepper gives this chowder a very fresh Spring taste.

Enjoy this meal with some buttery, crusty bread and spend the rest of the evening relaxing with your family.


In a Dutch oven combine chicken, corn and broth. Cover; bring to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat. Simmer 12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken and corn to cutting board. Add half the sweet pepper to broth in Dutch oven. Stir in milk and potato flakes (if you want the chowder thicker, continue adding potato flakes in 1/4 cup increments until you get to your desired thickness).


Shred chicken using two forks. Return chicken to Dutch oven. Using a kitchen towel to hold hot corn, cut kernels from cobs. Place corn in Dutch oven; heat through.


Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Sprinkle each serving with remaining sweet pepper and crushed red pepper.

Fresh Corn and Chicken Chowder
Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

12 oz. skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
4 fresh ears of sweet corn
1 32 oz. container chicken broth
1 small green sweet pepper, chopped (I used an Anaheim pepper)
1 cup whole milk
1-3/4 cups instant mashed potato flakes (if you want the chowder thicker, increase by 1/4 cup increments to desired thickness)
Salt and pepper to taste
Crushed red pepper, optional

In a Dutch oven combine chicken, corn and broth. Cover; bring to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat. Simmer 12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken and corn to cutting board. Add half the sweet pepper to broth in Dutch oven. Stir in milk and potato flakes (if you want the chowder thicker, continue adding potato flakes in 1/4 cup increments until you get to your desired thickness).

Shred chicken using two forks. Return chicken to Dutch oven. Using a kitchen towel to hold hot corn, cut kernels from cobs. Place corn in Dutch oven; heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle each serving with remaining sweet pepper and crushed red pepper.

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42 Comments

  1. That chowder looks fabulous! I make a similar one with bacon added. I’d love to try yours for dinner! But, I do have to ask … you really have fresh corn there already? That’s amazing.

    Congrats on the vineyard progress!

    Shirley

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  2. myungju shin 2

    my husband find your website and I am s—–o exciting to see your fabulos food.
    everything look so good.
    I will try this soup this weekend.
    thank you for your all hard work.

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  3. Tammy 3

    One word… YUM!

    Congrats on getting the fence up! WooHoo!

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  4. april 4

    Looks delicious! I may make this over the weekend :)

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  5. Dirk in Maine 5

    I needed a quick dinner option, thanks!

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  6. noble pig 6

    Yeah, there is always fresh corn here in the market.

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  7. Barbie with a T 7

    Your entry yesterday, the bacon wrapped apricots, and also today’s entry, fresh corn chicken chowder recipes are really good keepers for me. When the corn starts producing around here, believe you me, I am going to make that corn chowder recipe. You need that good old comfort food feeling after working as hard as you are now. I hope everything went well out in the vinyard today.

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  8. Noble Pig 8

    Yes it’s going well and is still going.  Of course I had to leave to pick up the kids from school.

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  9. WOW!!!

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  10. Katrina 10

    Ooh, I love that you left the cut off corn in chunks.

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  11. My God that looks good! And I agree with Katrina, the chunky corn is genius.

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  12. annbb 12

    That looks delicious!

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  13. Juliana 13

    Wow, what a nice chowder, love the way that you have the corn…looks delicious :-)

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  14. nina 14

    I trust that the weather will give you a break, if it doesn’t make more soup and start a new business venture…I love the long un even chunks of corn in the soup!

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  15. Dianne 15

    This looks fantastic! And, not too difficult – a combination I love. I am hoping for fresh corn from my aunt’s farm this summer, and with it, I will try this.

    Thanks!

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  16. grace 16

    wow, your corn looks amazing–so bright and vibrant, and i love that you cut it off into hunks. excellent batch o’ chowdah!

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  17. Debbi 17

    The soup looks amazing! I love the corn in there! Corn chowder is one of our favorites but I’ve never made it this way.

    It’s damp and rainy in Minnesota too today. Woke up to thunderstorms.

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  18. Jamie 18

    This chowder is fabulous! Love chowder but corn and chicken chowder is a fabulous springtime meal. Love it! Love the chunks of fresh corn in the soup!

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  19. Lea Ann 19

    Beautiful! Looks so pretty and so good. I bought a great little tool to take corn off the cob at that kitchen store on 3rd street in McMinville. I’m sure you know the one, on a corner, maybe in the same block as Nicks?

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  20. It’s definitely still soup weather here, but soon to warm up I hope. This combination of ingredients looks so hearty and flavor packed. Yum.

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  21. Pam 21

    It looks hearty and delicious – perfect for a cold rainy day.

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  22. Bob 22

    Oh man, my girlfriend is going to love this, chicken corn chowder is her favorite! You just scored me huge points. 😀

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  23. Mary 23

    Cathy, this is a stunning dish that just screams fresh and delicious. It sounds wonderful. I hope you are having a wonderful day…Mary

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  24. Lena in VT 24

    I love how quick and easy this is.

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  25. Loving this… will be making this next week!

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  26. Marjie 26

    Wonderful, wonderful soup for a chilly, damp day!

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  27. manderbit 27

    this site is wonderful i hope to revisit when i have a more defined pallet. they all look amazing but not suited for a college students appetite.also i wish you luck on the winery!

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  28. I love how you cooked the chicken and corn together like this. Great idea! I also love the big pieces of corn in the final presentation. It looks lovely!

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  29. your site is beautiful! that corn chowder looks so good I want it with my coffee 😉
    great photos!

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  30. Kayola 30

    YUMMMMMMMMM…..I love chicken and corn…..I am making this for dinner tonight…..it looks de-lish!

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  31. The corn is looking gorgeous and what a lovely chowder!

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  32. *Crosses fingers that the weather continues to cooperate*

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE corn chowder. I don’t think I discovered the bliss that is corn chowder until I was in college and then I resented that everyone I knew had been holding back on me! Love the way you lightened it up a big with chicken and you used fresh corn on the cob to boot. Just lovely!

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  33. I’ve been wanting to make corn and chicken chowder for weeks now.

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  34. Liz C. 34

    What gorgeous deliciousness. Mmmmm!

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  35. Melynda 35

    Great looking chowder, slicing the corn that way is different. I like it.

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  36. This is a beautiful bowl of comfort food! The fresh corn looks fantastic.

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  37. Amanda 37

    This look incredible, I’m saving this!

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  38. Lisa Sipple 38

    We made this for dinner last night and loved it. It was so easy, perfect for after work.

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  39. Now I have another recipe for the corn I’ve got growing in the garden. It’s amazing me how fast it’s growing!

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  40. Cheryl 40

    LOVE the shingles of corn…DELISH! Much more satisfying one would think than the occasional kernel or two.
    Love all your twists on things, Noble! 😉

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  41. Cindy 41

    Hi Kathy, I made this chowder tonight and it was great. Fairly quick and easy, too. I can hardly wait until the local corn is ripe and ready to use. It will be so much more fresh tasting. I used ‘fresh’ on the cob corn from a package and while it was good it wasn’t as good as the fresh will be. Thanks so much for all of the yummy recipes. I’ve tried several and been really happy. Keep ’em comin’!

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  42. I love how the corn sticks together in this chowder.. I haven’t seen a recipe that calls for the corn like that, but I really like it because it increases the texture of this and also because you know it’s fresh corn! I can’t wait to try this recipe… We are chowder fanatics over here. YUM.
    -Sylvia

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