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Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder

Hearty, warm, and satisfying Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder is loaded with cheese and flavor. Sure to please the whole family.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 501kcal
Author: Beth Mueller



  • 1/2 medium size yellow onion diced
  • 1 lb chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 to 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can cream style corn
  • 1 can whole kernel corn drained
  • 2 cans diced potatoes drained
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz Monterrey jack cheese shredded
  • 4 oz pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a medium sized pot (or 5-6 quart dutch oven) over medium heat.
  • Add about a tablespoon of vegetable oil and saute the onions until just starting to turn translucent.
  • Add the chicken and cook until starting to turn brown, then add the cumin.
  • Add 2 to 4 cups of the chicken broth, making sure chicken is covered and cook until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Add the cream style corn, the whole kernel corn, and the potatoes
  • Simmer until all ingredients are heated through.
  • Add the heavy cream and bring to a bare simmer.
  • Add the cheeses a small handful at a time and incorporate each handful before adding more.
  • Add the cayenne if desired and taste for salt.


Feel free to use precooked chicken from another recipe for this. It'll make it even faster.
You can of course use raw potatoes for this. Just add them when you add the chicken broth and simmer until they are cooked before adding the corn. You may need to add more chicken broth.


Serving: 2Cups | Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.31g | Protein: 41.3g | Fat: 22.19g | Saturated Fat: 11.93g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12.5g | Trans Fat: 0.06g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 935mg | Fiber: 4.4g | Sugar: 3.94g