• Susan Lawson

Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder



I discovered this recipe in my all time favorite cookbook, Taste of Home. Simply the best soup you'll ever eat, this is a family favorite.


I changed the recipe up just a little, instead of chopped tomato, I use a can of Rotel Tomatoes. I also have used different cheeses depending on what I have on hand. The cilantro is definitely NOT optional!


My daughter also came up with a more macro-friendly version. I'll share that too!


Hope you'll enjoy this as much as I think you will ;-)


1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

1/2 cup chopped onion

3 tablespoons butter

1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup hot water

2 teaspoons chicken base

1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin

2 cups half-and-half cream

2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or cheddar or a combination of both)

1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn

1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained

1/4 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

1 can Rotel tomatoes

Minced fresh cilantro


In a Dutch oven, brown chicken and onion in butter until chicken is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Combine water and base stirring until it's dissolved. Add to pot along with cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.Stir in the cream, cheese, corn, chilies and hot pepper sauce. Cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted; add tomato and cilantro.


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