Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder

Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn ChowderEven if you don’t live in Maine or New Hampshire, you can still enjoy a big bowl of hearty chowder to keep you warm this weekend. This chicken and corn chowder recipe comes together in the slow cooker as a quick and easy option when you’re craving soup or stew but don’t want to do much legwork. Instead, enjoy your free time while your house fills with aromas of warm bacon and hearty vegetables. Then, gather the family around the table and enjoy this traditional New England chowder with crusty bread for dipping.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder

Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder
Serves 6
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  1. 10 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  2. 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  3. 2 celery ribs, sliced
  4. 1 medium onion, chopped
  5. 1 leek, cleaned and sliced
  6. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  7. 5 1/2 cups chicken stock or broth
  8. 4 small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  9. 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen corn kernels
  10. 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  11. 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  12. 1 teaspoon salt
  13. 1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
  14. 1 cup half and half
  15. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain and chop bacon. Set aside.
  2. Drain bacon grease, leaving 2 tablespoons. Add carrots and celery, cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add onion, leeks and garlic to carrots and celery, cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add chicken broth, potatoes, corn, chicken, thyme, salt, pepper and half of the bacon. Stir until well blended. Place in slow cooker cookware.
  5. Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4 to 4 1/2 hours or LOW for 7 to 7 1/2 hours.
  6. During last 30 minutes, stir half and half and cornstarch until dissolved.
  7. Pour half and half mixture into chicken mixture, stirring until mixture thickens.
  1. If you have a slow cooker with stovetop-safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After browning or sautéing, place cookware in base, cover and cook as directed in recipe.
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    Jane sasala

    Great combined veggies… Chicken corn new to me but soup weather?

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