Recipe: Corn Chowder with Chilies

Corn Chowder with Chilies

makes 6 servings

With the fall season upon us and winter quickly approaching, it’s time to start up with the soups, stews, chilies, and crock pot recipes! This is one of my favorite soups and you must give it a try!


  • 2 slices bacon, cut up into small pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cups, frozen corn kernels
  • 2 whole Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, finely diced
  • 4-ounce can diced green chilies
  • 32-ounces low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons corn meal
  • 1/4 cup water

corn chowder ingredients image

In a large pot, add bacon pieces and cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Add diced onion and stir, cooking for another 3-4 minutes.

bacon and onions image

Add butter and stir until melted; after the butter is melted add in the corn kernels. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

corn, onions, bacon image

Add in Chipotle peppers and green chilies, stir again.

adobo chilies and corn image

Add salt and pour in chicken broth and cream. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low after it’s come to a boil.

Using the measuring cup, combine corn meal and 1/4 cup water. Using a fork, whisk to combine well, then add into the corn chowder. Cover and cook for 15 minutes over low heat. If chowder is too thin, add another tablespoon of corn meal mixed with water. Cook for 5-10 more minutes.

Serve up the corn chowder with chilies and enjoy! Consider serving in a bread bowl or with a side of sourdough bread. Dipping the sourdough in the corn chowder is delicious!!

corn chowder with adobo chilies image

Original recipe found at The Pioneer Woman

About the Author

By , on Nov 6, 2012
Andy Tenton
Andy is a 30-something New Yorker who turned his financial life around. He took charge of his finances, got out of debt, and is now working his way toward financial success. He is the publisher of

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  1. Terry says:

    I belong with CF on the anti-onion faction.

    But, if the onions are out of site, and drowned out by the peppers, I’m ready for the chowder!

  2. Andy says:

    This already has a fairly decent amount of kick…but spice it up however you choose! I know my wife can’t handle anything that’s too hot.

  3. CF says:

    I’m not a huge fan of onions. The end result looks good, but I think I might mince up the onions smaller if I made it for myself. If I can’t see them… 🙂

    • Andy says:

      To be honest I’m not sure you can even taste the onions! The peppers make it fairly spicy so you won’t notice them at all!

  4. Oh yum. I love the smokey flavor of chipotles and what’s not to love about bacon in corn chowder? Definitely adding these ingredients to this week’s shopping list.

  5. I’m betting that with the green chilies and chipotle peppers, this soup is amazing.

  6. Andy, looks delicious! We made potatos with bacon last night and bf took leftovers for lunch. Now that I’m looking at the bacon in your photos I’m envious he gets to eat that today while I’m munching on my cold cut sandwich!

  7. This looks awesome. We’re big on soups and chilis at this time of the year. We make a batch of it and freeze the leftovers for future meals.

  8. Modest Money says:

    I admit I’ve never really been big on soup. I do like a good corn chowder though. All the spice in this one would be good for clearing the sinuses at this time of year. Plus how can anyone say no to bacon?

  9. I will be passing the recipe to my wife 🙂 Please make!!

  10. That really looks good! How can you go wrong with bacon!

    • Andy says:

      You simply can’t! You could add more too if you’d like. I think 2-3 pieces is fairly weak, but we try to be healthy. Lame!

  11. Thad P says:

    Sounds tasty! Now if “Not-Summer” will return to Central Texas we can make some!

  12. Michelle says:

    This looks incredible!

  13. I love me some sourdough bread, and I also love me some dipping. That sounds uber yummy!

  14. AverageJoe says:

    ….mmmm…..bacon. Looks delicious, dude. Absolutely delicious.

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