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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What's Cooking? Crock-Pot Chicken Corn Chowder

Fall officially arrives on Saturday, but that hasn't stopped me from getting out my favorite kitchen appliance - the crock-pot!

A crock-pot has been in my kitchen since I received my first as a wedding shower gift 26 years ago. We've gone through quite a few models (one was recalled for going on fire - not exactly a good thing when this appliance is DESIGNED to be used when you're not home!)

We've had smaller ones, but with a family of five, the large one in the picture is what we've been using for years.

Today the weather is windy and rainy and I'm thinking it's the perfect day for some crock-pot soup!

This recipe comes from the Gooseberry Patch Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook for the Nook! (and right now it's FREE!)


3 Cups cooked chicken, diced
2 Cups carrots, peeled and sliced
2 12 oz. cans sweet corn & diced peppers
2 10 3/4 oz. cans cream of potato soup
4 Cups milk
2 Chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 Teaspoon celery seed
salt & pepper to taste
1 8 oz. pkg shredded Mexican-blend cheese

Combine all the ingredients EXCEPT the cheese in the slow cooker. Stir it up, cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours. Stir in the cheese just before serving.
Makes 8 to 10 servings


Do you make soup in your Crock-pot?


  1. I do! I love my crock-pot in the fall and winter. This recipe looks yummy!

  2. Happy fall, Deb! Great post. I had just been talking about getting my crock pot out. Fall is my absolute favorite season and I love my crock pot. To me it's like getting a night off from the kitchen. I love setting up the night's meal and then forgetting about it! LOL. And I just downloaded the Goose Berry cook book so thank you for the link! Enjoy your soup!

  3. I love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks - glad I could share!

  4. Oh I love my crockpot, yet even though it is designed to be used when your not home, I am ultra paranoid to leave it cooking all day because if something happens, it's not just my home that gets affected, but about three others just connected at the point of my kitchen wall and floor. I don't want to be THAT girl.

    I make a crock pot cream cheese chicken recipe that I found on the internet and altered slightly over the years, and I also love to make taco soup in mine. Those are two crock pot recipes that immediately come to mind.

  5. Funny, I was just this morning thinking about trying to find a crock pot recipe for the chicken thighs that are in the fridge. This one looks pretty good!

  6. Oh, yummo!! Our crockpot is a valuable member of our household. Especially meals like BBQ pulled pork, beef, or chicken that I can slow cook during the day and it won't heat up the kitchen like the oven or stove. But I definitely use it more when cooler weather finds its way down here.

  7. Yum! I'll have to give this recipe a try. Our crockpot is used year round too. Love the days when I don't have to worry about dinner because it's already on. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. I think I'm going to make this for dinner tonight! I wanted to do chicken and I've been FREEZING since I woke up. lol

    Thanks for the great idea, Deb


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