Chicken Corn Chowder for One Pot Recipes #SundaySupper

Who wants to do loads and loads of dishes when you can make your meal (or appetizer or dessert) in one pot?  Well this week #SundaySupper is giving you an amazing array of recipes that allow you to do just that.  And I have a hearty and comforting, but still light and healthy Chicken Corn Chowder.

Chicken Corn Chowder

Chicken Corn Chowder | | #soup #onepotmeal #glutenfree

I sort of have a cookbook problem.  I guess this isn’t an unusual problem amongst the foodie crowd, but I have, oh, about a bazillion cookbooks.  You know how some people buy t-shirts or shot glasses or something like that wherever they travel?  I buy cookbooks.  I have cookbooks from London, Charleston, Vermont, New Orleans, Hawaii, the list goes on and on.  I tell myself I’ll make the recipes to remind myself of a meal we had or a style of cooking that we enjoyed on one of our vacations.  Rarely happens.

Then there are those that I see on the clearance shelves in Barnes & Noble that ohmygoodnessthisissocoolandonlyfivebucksImushhaveit!!!!  And there they sit.

Because when I need a recipe, am I really going to page through cookbook after cookbook after cookbook when there is that amazingly wonderful thing called Google?  And a whole lot of awesome bloggers and other electronic resources out there?  I mean, it is fun to page through cookbooks, but with two kids, a house, a husband and a blog keeping me busy, ain’t nobody got time for that!

Chicken Corn Chowder | | #soup #onepotmeal #glutenfree

This recipe is actually from one of my cookbooks.  Remember when Oprah was on one of her four hundred sixty seven different diets and she had that personal chef Rosie?  Well, Oprah and Rosie published a cookbook.  This is from that book.  The only recipe I make from that book.  Only it’s not really from the book anymore.  I’ve been making it for years, but honestly I don’t think I ever made it in its original form.

Really, this soup couldn’t be easier – cook up onion and corn in some chicken broth, puree it in a blender (sorry, does that break the one pot rule?  Then use an immersion blender if you have one), then add chicken and peas and carrots or whatever veggies you like.  The original recipe recommends fresh corn, but I honestly think I have only ever used frozen.  You can use fresh or frozen peas and carrots, pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, or use leftovers when you roast a bird or cook up a bunch of breasts.

Chicken Corn Chowder | | #soup #onepotmeal #glutenfree

This has been a favorite of my family for a long time, and as soon as the weather starts to cool down, a batch of Chicken Corn Chowder must be made.  It is hearty and comforting, with a creamy texture, but no cream, which keeps it a bit lighter and healthier.

And now whenever I need MY Chicken Corn Chowder recipe, I don’t need the cookbook anymore.  I can just go to the internet ;-)

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And check out the rest of Sunday Supper One Pot recipes at the bottom of this post.

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Chicken Corn Chowder
An easy and healthier version of this classic hearty and comforting soup.
Recipe type: Soup
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 6 cups frozen or fresh corn kernels
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1T t fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 t fresh thyme
  • 2 c chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 c fresh or frozen sliced carrots
  • ½ c frozen peas
  • salt and pepper
  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat
  2. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and pepper, and saute for about 5 minutes, until translucent.
  3. Add 4 cups of corn, sage, and thyme, and saute for 4-5 minutes to start to soften the corn.
  4. Add 2 cups of chicken stock and cook about 15-20 minutes to soften the corn.
  5. Transfer the entire mixture to a blender or use an immersion blender and puree until smooth.
  6. Return the puree to the saucepan over medium-low heat, and add the remaining 2 cups stock, 2 c corn, chicken, peas and carrots.
  7. Bring to a simmer and cook for another 10-20 minutes, until heated through and carrots are tender (time will depend on whether you used fresh or frozen carrots).


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I think soups like these make fabulous one-pot meals…

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And here are all of the One Pot Wonders from my Sunday Supper friends:

“Take the chill off” Chilis, Soups, and Starters

“Put meat on your bones” Stews

“Make room for seconds” Main Dishes

“Can’t say no” Desserts


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  1. says

    That’s pretty funny, Brianne, because I use my own blog as a reference all the time for favorite recipes I have posted! That chowder looks like a hearty bowl of deliciousness.

    On the cookbook thing: I use my cookbooks more now because I have a membership in Eat Your Books. I love it and I don’t feel as guilty when I buy new ones.

  2. Kim@Treats & Trinkets says

    I have the same problem with the clearance shelves at bookstores. But since I found some of my favorite cupcake recipes there, it’s totally justified. :P

    This soup sounds delicious. I love that you made it your own

  3. says

    Haha, I just cleaned out my cookbook shelf because as much as I love accidentally “collecting” them, you’re totally right. Your chowder looks tasty!

  4. says

    LOL I’m the same way with cookbooks!! I’ve got tons, and I never use them because it’s just so easy to Google something or look on Pinterest! Good thing you did find this one in one of your books though, because it sounds reeeeally good!

  5. says

    I do the exact same thing, I get given this wonderful cook books, have stacks of magazines and when I want a new recipe I always go to google first. I do love cook books but for some reason I just don’t grab them first. I really need to go through my books but like you said who has the time? It is no wonder this soup has become a staple for you, it looks fantastic.

  6. Courtney @ neighborfood says

    I am totally with you on the cookbook problem. I really wanted to get one when we were in charleston, but couldn’t decide which one. Do you have a favorite from there?

  7. says

    “Hello, my name is Amy. I love to buy cookbooks.”

    I desperately need a new bookshelf…I keep buying cookbooks and now I have piles of them on my bedroom floor, in the living room, and next to the kitchen table (at least they’re not ON the table). I can’t seem to stop buying them. :-)

    Love chowders and this one looks delish! Thanks for sharing!

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