Green Chili Chicken Chowder

Great for cold weather or for times when a regular chicken soup isn’t what you’re looking for.  This recipe makes enough for 6-8 people and is only slightly spicy as described here.  You might also want to check out our recipe for Southwest White Chicken Chili.


3         Large chicken breasts (cooked, then shredded)

2          Medium size red new potatoes (chopped)

1          Medium size sweet onion (chopped)

2          Stalks of celery (diced)

1          Small can of Mexicorn (drained)

2-3       Cloves of garlic (minced)

1          Red bell pepper

2 1/2 cups  Chicken broth

1          Whole jar (33 oz) Cookwell & Co green chili stew
(probably can substitute 12-16 ounces of green chili tomatillo salsa)

1 cup    Whipping cream (or half & half for a lighter version)

1 tsp     Tony’s Cacheres creole seasoning

1/2 tsp  Garlic salt

Freshly chopped cilantro

Colby Jack cheese


As shown above, several items need some form of preparation before combining and cooking.


  1. Saute onions, celery and red bell pepper in a large stock pot until tender (onions translucent).
  2. Add minced garlic, Tony’s seasoning, garlic salt, chicken broth and potatoes.
  3. Add cracked pepper to taste.
  4. Bring to a low boil  and cook potatoes until almost tender.
  5. Add Mexicorn, green chili stew, shredded chicken and whipping cream.  Can add more broth, if needed.
  6. Stir and let simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Garnish each bowl with fresh cilantro and/or grated Colby Jack cheese, if desired.  Also goes great with cornbread.

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Author: Gordon Daugherty

Over the past 15 years Gordon has seen more than 1,500 startup pitches, given personal advice to more than 500 entrepreneurs and been involved with raising over $45M in growth and venture capital. Throughout his 28 year career in high tech, Gordon has two IPO’s and a $200M acquisition exit under his belt. Now, through his advisory practice called Shockwave Innovations and as Managing Director for Austin’s Capital Factory startup accelerator, Gordon’s focus is purely on educating, advising and investing in tech startups.

3 thoughts on “Green Chili Chicken Chowder”

  1. This sounds amazing! I wish it had a picture to make it easier to go back to once I pin it so I could remember which dish it was. Can’t wait to try this.

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