Quick & Easy Southwestern Corn Chowder made in one pot and in about 30 minutes! Comforting, filling and delicious!
It’s November! I can hardly believe it! It rained on Halloween and since then, has been sunny but cooler. It’s finally beginning to feel like fall. We don’t get the seasons here in Southern Cali but it is nice to have a little bit of a change in climate.
Since it’s cooled down, I’ve been baking like a crazy person and cooking all sorts of yummy soups and crock pot meals. I can’t help it! The cool weather does it to me! Does it do it to you, too? What do you like to make when the weather changes and fall is here?
One of my favorite quick soup dinners, is this Southwestern Corn Chowder. It’s so easy because it cooks all in one pot and takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. I’ve even used canned chicken with this and cut the time down a few minutes. It’s one of those chowders that everyone loves.
It’s also great because my boys love it and they’re getting a veggie down without feeling like they’re eating veggies, you know? You really can’t go wrong with this corn chowder – it’s definitely a win-win!
Southwestern Corn Chowder
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 cups chicken broth 1 can
- 1 tsp. cumin
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 cups evaporated skim milk or heavy cream
- 1 can Mexican style corn
- 1 7-oz can chopped green chilies
- Monterey Jack cheese shredded
- tomato diced
- avocado diced
- cilantro chopped
- tortilla chips crushed
- In a large saucepan, over medium-high heat, warm olive oil. Add chicken pieces and lightly cook. Add in onion and garlic and cook until onion is opaque.
- Pour in chicken broth, cumin and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add in evaporated milk, corn and chilies. Cook and stir over low heat until thoroughly heated.
- Serve in bowls with cheese, tomato, avocado, cilantro and chips sprinkled over the top. Enjoy!
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Melanie @ Carmel Moments says
I can never have enough soup or chowder in my life. This looks amazing Jenn! Perfect photos to show it off! 🙂
Thanks friend! You’re the sweetest!!!
Rina~I Thee Cook says
Mmmm…I love corn chowder! Love the southwest spin on this.
Thanks Rina!! Any food that’s considered “southwest” is awesome as far as I’m concerned, lol! I hope you’re having a great week!
Ashley @ Running with Skissors says
I am always looking for good soup recipes this time of year. Thanks for sharing this one! I definitely plan to make it soon. Check out the veggie chili recipe I made last week. If you like easy soups this one is great. Thanks again!
Oooh.. veggie chili sounds awesome! Heading over to check that out now! Thanks Ashley!
Sara @ Bitz & Giggles says
Jen, this chowder is beautiful! It looks like the perfect meal for a cool and crisp fall day. Definitely want to try your recipe!! Pinning!
Thanks for the pin, Sara!! Hope you’re having a great week! xo!
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
Honestly, could this be any more beautiful? Not only does this look amazingly delicious, but I want to print, frame and hang that photo! Really gorgeous Jen! I’m a new follower, and girl stalking you on all social media! Get ready for it! LOL xoxo
Awwww!!! I love your blog – so so so happy I found you!! The stalking is mutual so I hope YOU’RE ready! lol! Thanks friend! xo!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Oh man, I can’t wait to add this to my fall soup roster! It looks so healthy and cozy. I’m right with you–when the temperatures drop, nothing is more comforting than a pot of soup simmering on the stove 🙂
Nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a cold day! Thanks for stopping by, Amy! xo!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
Sounds absolutely delicious on a blustery day like today, Jen!
It IS, Melanie!! You will love this soup! Hope you’re having a great week, friend!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I love the Southwest flavors in this one, Jen. Looks like such a tasty dinner!
Thanks friend!! It’s so good! xo!
Cate @ Chez CateyLou says
The cool weather definitely does it to me too!! I want to do nothing but bake and make soup these days! This chowder looks so hearty and delicious. I love all the flavors you used!
Me too, Cate! I love soup! Thanks so much lady! Hope you’re having a great week!
Joy @ Joy Love Food says
Yum, I adore corn chowder (and chowders in general), love this quick, easy version with a Southwest flair! Pinning to make for my family!
Yay yay yay! I hope you like it! Thanks Joy! xo!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
I love soup and the southwest flavors. This is a winner as far as my taste buds are concerned!
Thanks Carol!! xo!
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omg … can I just take a swim in this soup?! it’s such a beautiful bowl of deliciousness! pinning … immediately
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
This sounds delicious and those colors are gorgeous!!
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen says
I’ve been baking and cooking up a storm lately too! I agree, it is the cold weather that makes me want to create all sorts of warm, delicious things in the kitchen. This chowder recipe looks so easy and comforting!