Chicken and Potato Chowder

3 minutes
December 29, 2020
Carole Jones

Hello! Tracy here visiting from Made From Pinterest and I’m excited to be back with an incredible recipe for Chicken Chowder. First, I’d like to introduce you to my 23 year old son (attending college) before we start talking about this yummy Chicken Chowder.

I could write a detailed description telling you all about him, instead I’m going to share this post from his Facebook page that went up yesterday.

“Hey all. If you know a girl who drives a silver or tan 2 door Honda Civic, tag her on this status!

To the girl at the red light: I was riding my scooter. You were dead set on looking straight ahead and not over at me. I sang to you for a solid fifteen seconds at the top of my lungs until the light turned green. I know you thought it was funny because you were laughing hysterically at me, while trying to keep a straight face and pretend I wasn’t there. Don’t worry, the girl on the back of my scooter was my sister. When you get this, I would like to take you out… on my scooter.”

Chicken and potato chowder

It takes no stretch of the imagination to picture my son singing at the top of his lungs with my daughter sitting behind him laughing at the top of her lungs. This picture clearly shows their sense of humor started at a very early age!

As far as I know the girl who was driving the Honda Civic has not responded to my son’s post. I hope she does because it would make for a great first date story, and in my unbiased opinion she would be one lucky girl to go out with my awesome son 🙂

I’m passing this Chicken Chowder recipe on to him with the explanation that women love a man who can cook! Between his singing and my Chicken Chowder he should have no problem getting a second date with the girl who drives Honda Civic, or any other girl!

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Chicken and Potato Chowder

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  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk, or more, as needed
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add celery, carrots and onion, stirring occasionally until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
    Add thyme until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Whisk in flour or cornstarch until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
    Gradually stir in chicken broth and milk, and cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes, add in potatoes. Bring soup to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes reach desired tenderness, about 12-15 minutes. Be careful not to over cook the potatoes.
    Stir in chicken and cheese, a handful at a time, stir until smooth, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
    If the chowder is too thick, add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.


  • Serving Size: 1/10th
  • Calories: 344
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 346mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


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