Crafting A Crockpot Meal~Chile Chicken Chowder

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Nothing warms the belly on a cold wintery day than a bowl of hot chowder!  

I like chowder better than a brothy soup. I always seem to eat the “stuff” out of brothy soup and not drink the broth.

That’s what I was so excited to make this crock pot meal.  Just turn on the crock pot, toss in the ingredients and step away.

Step away from the kitchen.  Leave.  The meal will make itself.  If you don’t have a crock pot.  I suggest you get one.  It makes meals so simple, quick and easy. 

The ingredients below.  Well not all of them.  Didn’t show the half-and-half or the hash browns.  But you get the point.

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First step, add all the ingredients to the pot.  Turn on crock pot and back off.  Leave.  Last step, eat!

How’s that for an easy recipe!

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All the ingredients are in and cooking.

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Almost done…after 4 hours of doing nothing to it! 

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Dip in the ladle and pour into a bowl.  Top with crushed up tortilla chips and cilantro!


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Chile Chicken Chowder


  • 1 1/4 pounds uncooked chicken breast tenders (not breaded), cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped onions, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (14.75 oz) Green Giant® cream style corn
  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (7 oz) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired


  • In 4-quart slow cooker, stir together all ingredients except half-and-half and cilantro until combined.
  • Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 to 5 hours.
  • Stir in half-and-half. Ladle into soup bowls. Sprinkle with cilantro and crushed tortilla chips.

Recipe from Pillsbury.


I adapted my pot a bit, I did not add half-and-half and I didn’t have cumin, so I used 1/2 pkg. of taco seasoning.

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How simple is that recipe!  Great for a day when you don’t have any time to spend in the kitchen slaving over the hot stove.

I loved this meal.  It was the right amount of spice for my tastebuds.

And we had plenty leftovers to enjoy for the rest of the week!  Yeah for that~!~!

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What is one of your go-to meals that doesn’t take any effort to make?

Do you use your crockpot or is it collecting dust?


Today, January 19th, is National Popcorn Day!   Happy Poppin’! 

Fitting, because last night when I got home from a long day at work I ate a small bag of light popcorn sprinkled with white cheddar cheese powder!  YUM~

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46 Responses to Crafting A Crockpot Meal~Chile Chicken Chowder

  1. That looks so easy and yummy, but I have to buy a new crockpot because mine died last week! I am gonna try this as soon as I get a new one 😉

  2. yum! i never thought to use creamed corn and cream of chicken soup in this kind of soup. i bet that makes it super thick and really boosts the flavor. must try next time!

  3. that looks DELICIOUS! I don’t have a crockpot, but I want one! Favorite go-to meals are big salads with grilled veggies and baked sweet potato, veggie chili or lentils and rice with veggies. Yum!

  4. Your chow-dah looks creamy and delicious! I LOVE your red crockpot! I really want a red one, but I just bought my white one a little over a year ago! 😦 It would totally match my kitchen!

    I love using my crockpot, but I go through phases with it where I’ll use it like twice a week at least and then I’ll go a month without ever touching it. My problem is that I have “cafeteria lady syndrome” where I feel the need to just keep adding stuff to the pot until I have enough to feed a small army…not good when you live alone! You can only fit so many tupperware containers of soup in my little freezer!

  5. Yum! That looks delicious, and I don’t even eat chicken! I’ll def be making a version of this for my carnivorous boyfriend:)

  6. Holli says:

    Super easy and looks great…. perfect combo!

  7. this looks so delicious! i know my dad would love this dish.. thank you for sharing this.. and have a great day.

  8. I absolutely love soups and stews in the winter. There is nothing better! I do not use my crockpot nearly enough – I need to just get on that! This looks glorious!

  9. leashieloo says:

    Yuuum, I love homemade soup. Especially when the crockpot does all the work, I really need to use mine more often!

  10. Meri says:

    we’re pretty addicted to popcorn as an afternoon snack in my office- one person makes it and then it smells so good that we all pull our little bags out 🙂

  11. Yum! I need to use my crockpot more. Well, it’s my mom’s, but she hardly uses it! I was really intimidated by crockpots, but you can make so much in them. This looks delicious!

  12. My hubby has taken to making pulled pork in the crockpot. I encourage any and all of his cooking 😉

  13. YUM. You have totally inspired me to get off my touchas (I dont’ even know how to spell that!) and make something delish for dinner.

  14. I need a crockpot so badly!! Chowder is the best type of soup out there. Love me some clams! 😉

  15. simplyshaka says:

    Holy balls, this looks superb! I’ve never made chowder before (and of course, I’m saying it aloud now as chowda all New England like) but this looks do-able.

    I heart my crock so much! It’s perfect to make soups, chicken, etc.

  16. I love soups! Especially in a crockp0t… My favorite go to meal is a crock pot meal as well. Hot Roast Beef hoagies w/ au jus. Add everything and come home to an amazing meal later 🙂 and not to mention the smell that fills your house!

  17. This Italian Family says:

    Oh my golly, well this just looks incredibly fabulous. Chowder is such a wonderful invention for this time of year!

  18. pup says:

    This looks delicious! The fellow got me a crockpot for my birthday and I am always looking for new recipes!! Great post!

  19. Lisa @ Dishes of Mrs. Fish says:

    This looks fabulous! I love a good chowder! I my crockpot 2-4 times a month. I love throwing some frozen chicken breasts in it with a little bit of water to cover them. Then I shred it. Perfect for dishes that called for shredded chicken! It’s great to have on hand!

  20. That is my kind of meal! Yum, it looks so good.

  21. val says:

    Oh my goodness…this looks delicious. I truly need to buy a crockpot!!!

  22. You know I’m a sucker for a crockpot recipe! The leftovers are the best part!

  23. This looks delicious! :p I love my crockpot, though I only use it for one meal at the moment: roast and potatoes! Nothing makes a tender roast like a slow cooker! I really need to learn some new crockpot recipes though because they really are convenient. You can start it before you leave for work and by the time you get home, dinner’s ready!

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