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Chipotle Chicken Chowder
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4.95 from 18 votes

Chipotle Chicken Chowder Recipe

Chipotle Chicken Chowder is thick, creamy and loaded with chicken, potatoes, corn and just the right amount of peppers!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Calories: 308kcal
Author: Andrea


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 of a red pepper diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk or half & half
  • 4 cups (1) 32 oz box chicken broth
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo seeded and minced
  • 2 tsp adobo sauce from chipotle chilles
  • 1/2 (4 oz) can Hatch chilies
  • 1/2 (14.5 oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 5 medium sized red potatoes rinsed, peeled (optional) and cubed into 1" chunks
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 2 cups cooked, diced chicken
  • 1 cup medium-sharp cheddar cheese grated


  • chopped cilantro
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • lime wedges


  • In a large Dutch-oven or stock pot set over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and red pepper, sauté until tender, then add the garlic. When the garlic is fragrant and translucent, sprinkle in the seasonings (salt, pepper, cumin, oregano and thyme) along with the flour. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the flour becomes lightly golden in color (but not brown). Whisk in the milk and chicken broth. Add in the chipotle chilies, adobo sauce, hatch chilies and fire roasted tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
  • Once the mixture is boiling, add the potatoes and corn, reduce to medium heat again. Simmer until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the chopped chicken and cheese, stirring until the cheese is completely melted. Continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes. Garnish with cilantro, cheese and lime.


Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 1168mg | Potassium: 988mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 841IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 2mg