Chicken & Sweet Potato Chowder
Chicken Chowder Recipe

Chicken & Sweet Potato Chowder

What’s better on a cold night than a warm bowl of homemade chicken chowder? This easy recipe tastes like it simmered all day.

8 servings
40 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 05 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 large (1 cup ) leek,  sliced

2 medium (4 cups) sweet potatoes,  peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves  

2 cups cubed cooked chicken

1/2 teaspoon paprika

2 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Salt, if desired

Pepper, if desired

 

 *Substitute 1 medium (1 cup) onion, chopped. **Substitute white potatoes or carrots. ***Substitute 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan; add leek. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 7-10 minutes or until leek is tender. Add sweet potatoes, chicken broth, garlic and thyme leaves; continue cooking 9-11 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and sweet potatoes are tender. Stir in chicken and paprika.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine half & half and flour in bowl until smooth. Gradually add half & half mixture to potato mixture in saucepan, stirring constantly, 6-8 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and is thickened. Add salt and pepper, if desired.

Tip #1

- Leeks are related to both garlic and onion, but their flavor is milder. To slice leeks; trim roots and leaf ends. Slit the leek lengthwise from top to bottom and wash thoroughly. Slice or chop as desired. Store refrigerated in resealable plastic food bag up to 5 days.

Tip #2

- Cubed or diced cooked chicken is available in the freezer section of the supermarket.

Tip #3

- Sweet potatoes are available in light and dark skins. The lighter skins have a pale yellow or white interior; those with darker orange skins have a bright orange interior. Either may be used in this recipe.

Nutrition

220Calories
12Fat (mg)
60Cholesterol (mg)
570Sodium (mg)
14Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
14Protein (g)

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  February 13, 2016

But are we really going to use twp pats of butter?? Why don't we skip the butter and just use real Half n half??

— says Greg
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  December 19, 2015

Excellent. Substituted frozen onions for Leeks. Added corn & various spices. Used canned chicken breast

— says Noni
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  November 13, 2013

Since my kids love corn I added this to it, they ate every bit of it.

— says Dena D.
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  October 29, 2013

I made this for dinner tonight and had Rave reviews from all. Will make this often as I think its the best chowder I have ever eaten. I did use onions instead of Leeks because that is what I had on hand. One word sums it up, Delicious! I would give it 10 stars if I could!

— says Rhonda
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  October 28, 2013

This chowder was super easy to make and yummy! It does taste like it has been simmering on the stove all day. Thick and full of flavor!

— says Mary
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