Becky Luigart-Stayner
8 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups soup and 1 lime wedge)

This hearty chicken chowder makes enough to feed a crowd and is simple to prepare on a weeknight.

How to Make It

Step 1

Remove 1 chile and 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Finely chop chile; set chile and sauce aside separately.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chopped chile, onion, and next 6 ingredients (through garlic); cook 7 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring frequently. Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Add chicken; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 30 minutes or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon, and cool slightly. Shred chicken with 2 forks; cover and keep warm.

Step 3

Remove pan from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Place one-third of broth mixture in a blender; process until smooth. Pour pureed broth mixture into a large bowl. Repeat procedure in two more batches with remaining broth mixture. Return pureed broth mixture to pan. Stir in potatoes and hominy; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, uncovered, 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in chicken and cream; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in reserved adobo sauce, tomato, cilantro, and salt. Serve with lime wedges.

Ratings & Reviews

veryslowcook's Review

January 08, 2015
Seriously. Yum. I use boneless/skinless chicken thighs instead of breast, increase hominy (doubled) and tomato, and I omit celery. The soup freezes well. It takes some time to make, so next time I'll make 1.5x the recipe and freeze more for future use.

dawn901's Review

October 16, 2011
this is THE BEST chowder ever!!! i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

Curtis's Review

March 28, 2012
While this is certainly not a weeknight recipe (it takes WAY too long to make,) it is definitely worth the effort - the results are delicious! I didn't shred the chicken, I just cut up chicken tenders, but I think the results were the same.

love2coooook's Review

January 21, 2010
Excellent flavor, but definitely not a weeknight meal (unless u get off early). Comes together nicely, but flavor doesn't heighten until the end. Forgot the lime, but will try it next time, or with lunch leftovers Tmr! Definitely a keeper! Hearty & delicious!

prplehze21's Review

February 03, 2013
I love this!!! I'm not a fan of cilantro or tomatoes, so I left those out. I did make it with the potatoes but they didn't taste right to me, so I'm leaving them out next time. But with those changes, this is the best chowder/stew that I have tasted. It takes some time but it's so worth it.

gourmetJo's Review

November 04, 2008
This recipe is great. My kids love it and ask for it frequently. I add a little of the chipotle and everyone adds extra to their own dish.(One of my boys doesn't like spicy foods) As we say in my family, this recipe is a keeper!

haleylamey's Review

December 09, 2012
So good! Double chicken, increase a lot!

Claliz11's Review

October 03, 2011
Loved this soup, perfect for the cold weather, and the husband loved it too! One more soup to add to our regular meals list. Very easy to make!

jstout's Review

February 21, 2011

AshleyL's Review

November 26, 2010
This recipe was AWESOME! It has officially made it on our favorites list. I actually used boneless/skinless chicken thighs because that's what I had. It came out amazing!! Love love love this on a cold night!