Total Time
50 Mins
Makes 6 servings (serving size: 2 cups))

Both rich and light, this one-pot meal has a fresh, bright topping of avocado, tomato, cilantro, and lime. Prep and Cook Time: 50 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat, cook bacon until fat renders and meat starts to brown. Add onion, reduce heat to medium, and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and cook, stirring, until flour smells cooked (you should get a whiff of baked piecrust) but hasn't started to brown, about 3 minutes.

Step 2

Add potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to keep mixture simmering and cook until potatoes are barely tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken and corn and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and stir in cream to taste. Heat through, about 2 minutes. Serve in soup bowls, garnished with tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, a squirt or two of lime juice, and pepper to taste.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

August 05, 2017
I always add diced green chilies and red bell pepper to corn chowder, and prefer mine with milk over cream for a lighter taste. If you want to thicken without flour, some instant potato flakes are useful. I would never skip the cilantro and lime


August 13, 2017
The lime juice makes this so delicious! We added salt while the soup was boiling. It's so rich and healthy with all the colorful veggies! I am adding this summer soup to the recipe box for sure!

Lunasea's Review

May 07, 2013
To the person who thought it bland, try some salt. Most recipes are a springboard. When I make this ill add some cumin as well. Don't be afraid to add your own spices

JenTam's Review

June 28, 2010
This is a wonderful soup. It is really easy and very fresh. Great summer dinner. My family loves it. I use about 4 slices of bacon, but otherwise I follow the recipe as written.

EPDX11's Review

April 26, 2011
Yummmmmmm! I'll make this again and again! Especially love the lime, avocado, tomato and cilantro splash.

tseeflg's Review

July 27, 2009
This is a hearty fresh chowder: very nice touch with the tomatoes and avocado. I plan on serving this for company or just for my husband and myself. I used whole milk as I wanted lower fat and it was fine. I served a fresh spinach salad and crispy warm bread with it. It's a nice dish for leftover roasted chicken.

MooseCooks's Review

February 08, 2009
I loved this recipe. I'm a vegetarian, so I omitted the chicken. It was delicious!

love2coooook's Review

September 07, 2010
This was absolutely divine! I had leftover ckn from a small roaster the night before and excess corn that needed to be used up. Definitely a keeper! Yum!! The topping really makes it, so be sure not to skip it!

smac4616's Review

February 03, 2013

cjuddleo's Review

April 18, 2009
delicious, easy and fresh. Perfect for a summer night.