Yield: serves 6

Southwest Chicken Chowder

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes

Get our your slow cooker, this Southwest Chicken Chowder is a fix and forget it dinner recipe! Packed with potatoes, corn and chicken, you'll love the kick of flavor from the jalapenos, salsa and taco seasoning!


  • 3 cups diced potatoes, washed (about 3-4 potatoes)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 2 cans (15 ounce each) corn, drained
  • ½ cup salsa verde
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 32 ounce chicken broth
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado, diced, optional
  • 1 cup southwest tortilla strips, optional


  1. In a large slow cooker , combine potatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno, corn, salsa, cumin, taco seasoning and chicken broth. Mix gently. Add chicken breasts. Cover and heat on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Shred chicken with a fork and add the heavy cream and 1 cup of shredded cheese to the soup, a few minutes before serving.
  3. Serve in bowls with additional cheese, avocado and tortilla strips, if desired. ENJOY.


  • One packet of taco seasoning is 2 Tablespoons. Or use our delicious homemade taco seasoning for perfect southwest flavor.
  • Shred cheese yourself. Freshly shredded cheese melts into the chicken chowder so much better than store bought.
  • For a thicker chicken chowder: add 4 oz of cream cheese and ½ cup of sour cream in the last 30 minutes of slow cooking.
  • Black bean chicken chowder. Add a can of black beans to the chowder for even more heartiness.
  • Stove Top. Skip the crockpot and make this on the stove top instead. Let simmer for several hours, shred chicken, continue to simmer until ready to serve. You can also use already cooked shredded chicken to speed up the process.
  • Store leftover in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Freeze in airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 465Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 1156mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 33g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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