Easy Chicken and Corn Chowder

    2 hours

    This is a great use for a leftover chicken carcass after the roast has been eaten. It keeps well and can be reheated.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 chicken carcass
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 3 shallots, diced
    • 2 chicken stock cubes, crumbled
    • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
    • 2 tablespoons thickened cream

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour45min  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Place chicken carcass (and any leftover skin, meat and other bones) in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add bay leaf, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 60 to 90 minutes. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and strain. Remove chicken meat from carcass, and chop into bite-size pieces. Strain the stock.
    2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Cook onion and shallots in butter until translucent. Pour in strained stock and chicken meat and stir in stock cubes, parsley, salt, pepper, potatoes and corn. Simmer 15 minutes, until potatoes are cooked and corn is tender. Remove from heat and stir in cream.

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    This was very good, although I did alter the recipe a bit to make it healthier. I used 3 cups skim milk and 2 cups of chicken broth, then added my potatoes, corn (a mixture of sweet corn and regular corn), and spices. I sauteed the onion with cut up chicken breasts, then added that to the soup. I also added several dashes of thyme, oregano, and onion powder. If you let this soup simmer for about an hour, the potatoes become mealy and thicken the soup tremendously without having to use heavy cream as the thickener. I felt that it needed quite a bit of pepper, which was nicely offset by the sweet corn. My whole family enjoyed this chowder and I'll gladly make it again.  -  26 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I added mashed potato flakes to thicken it up a bit and used fat free half & half. Canned corn also works just as well.  -  21 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I modified this recipe as others have suggested (thanks!). I sauteed the onion and shallots in butter in a soup pot, then added four chicken breasts with all fat removed, a 32 oz box of chicken broth, additional water to cover chicken (about 2 cups), and boiled until the chicken was cooked and tender. Then I shredded the chicken with two forks right in the pot. I added 2% milk to reach the desired consistency, and also added thyme, onion powder, scant cayenne pepper, and a dash or oregano; I upped the potatoes to 4, and simmered for 45 mins. to let soup thicken and flavors meld. We served the soup with finely shredded 2% milk cheddar on top. Not a true chowder but quite delicious, and definitely not a bad bet calorie-wise!  -  26 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)