Chunky chicken & ham chowder

Chunky chicken & ham chowder

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Easily halved
Rich and creamy, yet low in fat - you could also make this warming soup with fish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal341
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre5g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.66g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 leek, thinly sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 3 medium potato, cut into small cubes



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 700ml skimmed milk
  • 2 ready roasted chicken breasts, skin removed and cut into chunks



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 2 thick slices ham, chopped
  • 175g each frozen sweetcorn and frozen peas


    sw-eet corn

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  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the leeks over a low heat for 3 mins until softened. Stir in the potatoes and flour, then slowly blend in the milk, stirring with a wooden spoon. Bring to the boil and simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 mins until the potatoes are soft.

  2. Add the chicken, ham, sweetcorn and peas, then stir over a medium heat for 5 mins or until hot and bubbling. Season to taste and serve with crusty bread.

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Comments (15)

hilaryys's picture

I agree that adding something to perk up the flavour is a good idea - my take on this is to add a teaspoon of vegetable bouillon powder when I add the flour. But have made it many times and it's always a winner!

teresaaregreen's picture

My family enjoyed this. Very filling. I didn't have a cooked chicken so I poached some in the milk with a bay leaf. I also added a glass of white wine which was left in fridge.

emilyshort's picture

I had never made or even eaten chowder before.......I halved the recipe as was cooking for 2, but needed much more milk, and it took longer for my pots to cook through. Other than that it was quite nice - I had really good quality ham, so that helped. Not sure it will be a regular dinner, but made a nice change!

annrdwarne's picture

I used leftover roast chicken and scaled down the ingredients to make a lunch for two. Very tasty and filling. I agree with previous comments that an addition of herbs improves the flavour.Also needs a good twist of the black pepper mill.

gillianekin's picture

I loved this recipe - it is low fat yet very filling. I did mine with smoked haddock and sea food selection and it was gorgeous! The smoked fish gave it good seasoning too. Plenty of black pepper!

everveit's picture

It tastes so light, creamy and delicious. And very easy to cook!

hermionesheldon's picture

I thought this was delicious and easy to make. Added thyme as suggested and had to use spring onions. Tasty and filling.

maclews's picture

Great low fat recipe and the family loved it. I serve it with some garlic bread. I added some thyme and other herbs. I personally add some tobasco in my bowl to add a kick to it.

melitajm's picture

Tasty indeed - added carrots instead of peas as did not have any and paprika to give it a little more taste. Used fresh chicken breast that I floured and pan fried quickly before putting them in the soup - the eat was moist and tender.

ncother's picture

Tried this last night with the kids (who can be a little picky!) and a great thumbs up was given all round. As with previous reviews, might try a bay leaf or similar to make it a little more perky but it was great all the same.

jbodman's picture

Very easy to make and quite tasty, really filling too! I added a little more milk as I used large potatoes, and used some leftover smoked gammon instead of ham....made it a bit more flavoursome!

dementeddragonfly's picture

Delicious - simple, tasty - even nicer if you add a bay leaf and some cloves whilst cooking.

sweetandsour's picture

I added chicken stock and some curry for more taste. It was delicious and it was ready in a few minutes. Great as a midweek supper

tattookitten's picture

It was nice, but next time I'm going to add something to give it more taste, also I'd serve it with some crusty bread. Other than that it was great.

susancooks's picture

Simple to make and so tasty. Did add a little pepper, next time might add a little whole grain mustard, for a bit of a zing.

Questions (1)

lanzarote's picture

Would this be ok in a slow cooker?

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