A rich and hearty corn chowder with chicken and a southwest twist. Perfect for Fall, Winter, Summer or Spring!

Easy Southwest Chicken Corn Chowder

Every year, my neighborhood hosts a soup and chili competition. The first year that we attended, I made a cheesy potato soup from a recipe I received from my mom. It was one that I had grown up and is still one of my favorite comfort foods. Unfortunately, my soup didn’t win. I didn’t realize that I would be as disappointed as I was, when I wasn’t given an award. Well, the competitive side of me came out and I told my husband that I would win the next year.

I knew I needed to get to work, creating a delicious soup that was also a little unique. At the time of the competition, I happened to be pregnant and craving ANYTHING with green chilies in it. I began brainstorming different types of soups that would be tasty with green chilies added. My husband happens to be a big fan of corn chowder and orders it almost every time he sees it on a restaurant menu. I thought that the sweetness of the corn would pair perfectly with the heat and flavor of the green chilies. Add in some Mexican spices and delicious toppings and behold this Easy Southwest Corn Chowder was born.

Easy Southwest Chicken Corn Chowder

I love how easily this corn chowder comes together. It’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal, especially paired with some yummy Honey Buttermilk Biscuits. A meal that is quick, easy and can be prepared in about 30 minutes! It is also hearty and filling because of the addition of chicken. This corn chowder will definitely fill you up.

I entered the Easy Southwest Chicken Corn Chowder in my neighborhood competition the next year and won first place! It is definitely a soup that my family and I eat often, especially in the fall and winter months when we’re craving something warm.

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Easy Southwest Chicken Corn Chowder

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Easy Southwest Chicken Corn Chowder
A rich and hearty corn chowder with chicken and a southwest twist. Perfect for Fall, Winter, Summer or Spring!
Course Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Chowder
Course Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Chowder
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large soup pot. Cook the chicken and onion in the butter until the chicken is cooked through. Add the garlic and cook for one minute more.
  2. Pour in the water, chicken bouillon and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cover. Let the soup simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add the half and half, pepper jack cheese, cream style corn, corn, green chilies and hot sauces. Stir together until it has heated through and the cheese is melted.
  4. Mix in the chopped tomatoes and serve with your desired toppings.
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