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Here is a quick and easy slow cooker recipe that was on Menu Plan #3.  This Chicken & Corn Chowder is really a super chunky soup.  It is a great way to use up leftover chicken and is really easy using the slow cooker.

The recipe comes from Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook (my Australian readers can check it out here) with just a few tweaks.  I used fresh corn which gave the dish slightly more crunch, but frozen corn works well too.

Chunky Chicken and Corn Chowder

Not Your Mothers Slow Cooker CookbookRecipe adapted from Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook


1 tablespoon oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 sticks celery, finely chopped
2 medium potatoes, peeled, cut into 5 cm dice
2 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
Pinch of paprika
2 cups milk
3 cups corn, fresh or frozen
1 -2 cups cooked chicken, diced


Heat the oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion and celery for a few minutes.  Place the potato onto the bottom of the slow cooker scrape over the onion and celery mixture.

Add the stock, bay leaf, paprika and season to taste.  Stir the top layer of ingredients ensuring the potatoes stay submerged.  Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours – the potatoes should be tender.

Add the milk, corn and chicken.  Stir well, cover and cook on HIGH for around 1 hour to heat the chowder through.  Remove bay leaf and season to taste.

About The Cookbook

Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook has become one of my go-to guides on slow cooking.  There are no pretty pictures in this book but loads and loads of great information and recipes (350 actually) on using the slow cooker.

The chapters are broken down to cover grains, meats, poultry, soups, legumes and more.  There are also chapters for sweet tooths including desserts, puddings and cakes.  Last but not least, there are recipes for fruit butters, jams and chutneys which is something I had not considered cooking in the slow cooker until reading this book.

All in all, this is a very comprehensive cookbook and is a great addition to any serious slow cooking library.

Grab your copy from these retailers:

Amazon (worldwide shipping)

Fishpond (for Australian readers) – free shipping Australia wide

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