Chicken and Vegetable Wild Rice Chowder

This quick and tasty chowder is sure to keep you warm on cold winter nights.

Chicken and Vegetable Wild Rice Chowder

Carson Downing

Total Time:
40 mins

For autumn’s nippy nights, serve a smoky, bacon infused chowder that gets a head start using rotisserie chicken, a ready-to-use wild rice blend, and purchased roasted red peppers. Complete this weeknight-friendly supper with chunks of warmed baguette for dipping.


  • 2 slices bacon, roughly chopped

  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced

  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 tsp. dried sage

  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

  • 3 clove garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour

  • 2 cups milk

  • 8 oz packet cooked wild rice blend

  • 1 cup corn

  • 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers, chopped


  1. Heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a pot or Dutch oven over medium. Add bacon and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp, about 7 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon; leave drippings in the pot.

  2. Add carrot, celery, onion, and sage to pot; cook until vegetables begin to soften, 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in broth, milk, wild rice blend, corn, and roasted red peppers; bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

  3. Add chicken and cook, uncovered, until chicken is just heated through, 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and top with the reserved bacon. Serves 6.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
14g Fat
28g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 349.3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.1g 18%
Saturated Fat 4.3g 22%
Cholesterol 102.8mg 34%
Sodium 457.6mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 27.8g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 29.7g
Vitamin D 1mcg 5%
Vitamin C 22.8mg 114%
Calcium 137.6mg 11%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Potassium 657.4mg 14%
Fatty acids, total trans 0.2g
Vitamin D 40.5IU
Alanine 1.4g
Arginine 1.7g
Ash 3g
Aspartic acid 2.1g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 7.8mcg
Choline, total 83.3mg
Copper, Cu 0.2mg
Cystine 0.3g
Energy 1462.1kJ
Fluoride, F 3.3mcg
Folate, total 40.9mcg
Glutamic acid 4.1g
Glycine 1.3g
Histidine 0.9g
Isoleucine 1.2g
Leucine 2.2g
Lysine 2.3g
Methionine 0.8g
Magnesium, Mg 54mg
Manganese, Mn 0.4mg
Niacin 9.5mg
Phosphorus, P 385.8mg
Pantothenic acid 1.7mg
Phenylalanine 1.1g
Phytosterols 6mg
Proline 1.6g
Retinol 58.1mcg
Selenium, Se 29.9mcg
Serine 1.1g
Starch 1.8g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0.8g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.6mg
Tryptophan 0.3g
Tyrosine 0.9g
Valine 1.3g
Vitamin A, IU 675.4IU
Vitamin A, RAE 81.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 9.2mcg
Water 357.1g
Zinc, Zn 2.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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