Cheesy Chicken Chile Chowder

Cheesy Chicken Chile Chowder

Cheesy Chicken Chile Chowder

HIGH dairy, ya'll. Chx4 means super satisfying and indulgent. Yet so simple and easy to make.


  • 2ish boneless skinless chicken breasts  or 3ish thighs
  • chicken broth,  4 cups
  • 1 white onion, diced, or 1/3 cup dried onion flakes
  • 1/4-1/2 cup NM (or Hatch) green chile (If you're not used to green chile, be careful!)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 bay leaves  
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese  
  • 8-oz shredded cheddar cheese  
  • OPTIONAL: 2 cups of cooked corn (drained if from can)


Place everything except cream cheese, cheddar cheese and corn, if using, in the pot. Cook/simmer for suggested times below. Remove chicken and bay leave from the pot. Put a little broth into a blender with the cream cheese and blend. Return to pot. Shred or chop chicken and return to pot. Add corn, if using. Reheat if needed.

Before serving, add cheddar cheese. Stir to blend.

Cooking Times

CROCKPOT/slow cooker: LOW for 6-8 hours.

Vitaclay MultiCooker: SOUP for 1.5 hours.

Stovetop: 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

Instant Pot: 4-6 hours on "Normal" slow cook.


This is a great dish for the fall harvest, using fresh batches of green chile, corn, onions and even potatoes from your local farm. I have not added potatoes but I will probably try that soon.

Because of the blending, previously frozen cream cheese works just fine! I'll be trying this as a freezer meal next, separating the cream cheese out, as well as the cheddar and corn.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 332Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 90mgSodium 983mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 24g

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