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Mexican Corn Chowder
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Easy to make on a busy night or over the holiday season, this Mexican Corn Chowder is packed with flavor and insanely delicious.

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 388 kcal
Author: Sandra
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 2 cups half-and-half or heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 can can cream-style corn 14.5 ounces
  • 1 can diced green chiles 4 ounces
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1/2 diced red pepper
  • 1/2 diced green pepper
  • 1/2 diced yellow pepper
  1. In a large soup pot add butter and melt. Add in chicken, onion, and garlic in butter until chicken is completely cooked. The smaller the chunks the quicker it will cook. 

    *If you want to avoid doing raw chicken. Just add butter, onion and garlic to the pot and cook until onion is tender then add 2 cups of cooked chicken breast shredded or cubed, I like to use a rotisserie chicken.

  2. Add in chicken broth and seasonings. Allow the soup to come to a boil, then add in peppers, corn and chiles. Bring back to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low.  And simmer for 5-10 minutes, allowing it to thicken up.

  3. Stir in half and half (or heavy cream), diced tomato and cheese. 

    Continue to cook, stirring often, for about 15 -20 minutes. 

    Remove from heat, allow to cool 5 minutes. Serve with chopped cilantro, tortilla strips and even sour cream, yum!

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Corn Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 813mg 34%
Potassium 759mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 21.9%
Vitamin C 57.4%
Calcium 30.8%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.