Chicken, lentil & sweetcorn chowder

Chicken, lentil & sweetcorn chowder

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
A winter warmer without the calories. Try making double and freezing for extra-quick midweek meals

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal252
  • fat2g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre6g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.75g
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  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 850ml chicken stock
  • 250g potatoes, diced



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

  • 300ml skimmed milk
  • 250g skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into small pieces



    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

  • 140g frozen or canned sweetcorn


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 410g can Puy lentils or green lentils, rinsed and drained



    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

  • chopped chives, to serve (optional)


  1. Place the spring onions in a large pan with 6 tbsp stock and seasoning. Cover and cook for 2-3 mins until softened. Add the potatoes, the rest of the stock and the milk. Bring to the boil and simmer gently, partially covered, for 10 mins or until the potatoes are just tender. Ladle out about a quarter of the mixture into a blender and whizz until smooth. Stir back into the pan.

  2. Add the chicken, sweetcorn and lentils to the pan and cook for 5-7 mins more or until the chicken is cooked. Check the seasoning and serve in warm bowls, scattered with chopped chives (if using).

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5th Dec, 2017
Not bad, added some garlic and a dash of sherry, plus carrots and extra potatoes. It doesn't look as nice as the picture but its tasty and perfect on a student budget.
14th Jan, 2016
I changed this a bit with less liquid approx 700ml and I also added garlic and small amount of chilli while cooking the onions as I didn't want it to be bland. Had no lentils but used left over broccoli, blended the whole liquid prior to adding the chicken and sweetcorn....bizarre but it worked!
6th Feb, 2011
I made it in a Thermomix. Try cutting down the liquid content a little to make it thicker as it was quite thin. Might be good fully processed also although I'm not sure if the lentils would make it a little grainy (sieve through muslin?)
9th Apr, 2010
I think this soup is great, but be careful just to keep it at a simmer once you add the milk to prevent is splitting which is what happened the first time I made it and boiled it too vigorously!
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