Warm up with corn bacon chowder

Today I’m sharing a delicious, hearty chowder that will satisfy your appetite, as well as warm you up to your very core! I know many of you across the country are bracing for yet another winter storm. I created this recipe this past November when I found myself getting a little weary of our old standbys. I wanted something new!! I’m not normally a fan of “corn” in my soups, but this corn passed muster once I pureed it in my food processor with a bit of whole milk, butter and salt…and there you go, homemade creamed corn. And if you’ve been around Creative Kitchen very long, you know I used organic corn. It’s the best!

Corn Bacon Chowder

Corn Bacon Chowder

2 quarts filtered water
2 Tbsp chicken broth, base, stock or bullion
5 large organic potatoes, peeled and diced small
2 organic chicken breasts, diced and cooked
3 slices bacon, hormone free, nitrite & nitrate free, chopped
2 carrots, minced
1 stalk celery with leaves, minced
1/2 tsp onion powder or 1/4 cup minced onion
1 – 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (for cooking chicken)
1 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
2 cups organic corn
1/2 – 3/4 cup organic whole milk
1 – 2 Tbsp butter, softened
sea salt, sprinkle to taste
pepper, sprinkle to taste
a bit of garlic salt

In a soup pot, add water, chicken broth or bullion, and the diced potatoes. Sprinkle with pepper and add onion powder. Bring to a boil, lower heat a bit, cover and boil until fork tender. Mince the carrots and celery in a food processor, and add to the pot.

Meanwhile in a medium skillet, cook diced chicken in a bit of olive oil. While the chicken is cooking sprinkle in sea salt, pepper and a bit of garlic salt. Add in the chopped bacon. When everything is almost cooked, add in the minced garlic.

To make creamed corn: Add corn, milk and butter to the food processor. Puree. Add creamed corn and the chicken/bacon combo to the soup pot. While stirring, mash up the potatoes and add more milk if needed.

This made enough dinner for our family of 5, with a little leftover. The chowder was a big hit with everyone! What’s cooking at your house? What is your family’s favorite soup or chowder?

*This recipe linked up with Real Food Wednesday hosted by Kelly the Kitchen Cop. Be sure to stop by and check out all the amazing real food recipes!!

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20 Responses to Warm up with corn bacon chowder

  1. Maxine Cook says:

    This chowder sounds wonderful. I have most of the ingredients on hand and I may just give this a try tomorrow while watching the big ice storm do her thing! Thanks so much…….Max

  2. Sally - My Custard Pie says:

    Very hearty recipe. Our family's favourite is minestrone or a typical Middle Eastern lentil soup (a great store cupboard stand by). My husband's fave is egg and lemon soup which people turn their nose up at until they try it.

  3. Velva says:

    Corn and bacon (sweet and salty) are a fabulous flavor combination. No doubt this would be a hit with my family.

    Is Florida the only state that is freezing without snow? 🙂 I think Florida needs a snow day too.


  4. adrienzgirl says:

    Soups are a big favorite in my house. HUGE! I have one son that hates veggies, but he'll eat them in soup. So we eat it often. This sounds wonderful.

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  5. JG says:

    A hearty corn chowder always tastes wonderful on a cold New England winter day. Looks yummy!

  6. 21st Century Housewife© says:

    Your chowder looks delicious!

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  7. Lin Ann says:

    I can tell my family is going to love this soup! I always use organic corn too, it's the best, in my mind, anyway. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels says:

    I am big soup lover and one of my favorites is corn chowder. I'm definitely going to try out your recipe, it sounds sooo good and looks so comforting.:)

  9. Fresh Local and Best says:

    Oh boy does this chowder look hearty and comforting! I like the smokiness of the bacon with chunks of chicken. I bet the pureed corn added more depth of flavor as well as creaminess. This looks perfect for a cold day!

  10. Shannon says:

    This looks so warm and yummy! Will need to try it soon- perfect on a rainy day! 🙂

  11. Lin Ann says:

    This was one of two recipes I wanted to make over the weekend but didn't get a chance – I didn't know everyone here was going to be busy with activities. I'm still planning on making it and I'll let you know when I do!

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  13. Looks very delicious. Al these ingredient combined together has to be wonderful!
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  14. I love a good chowder and this looks terrific.

  15. This looks like a perfect comfort food for fall!
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  16. Looks terrific. And delicious. And I’m hungry.
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  17. I’m not a big chowder fan, but this looks so delicious I might just have to give it another go.
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  19. ummm yum! It has been so bitterly cold here in Utah the last week or two (we had a unusual warm last couple of months) and this just sounds divine. I picture myself in a snuggy (totally kidding) and a big bowl of this. MMM MMM! I will definitely have to try this soon. Thanks for posting!

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