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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Chowder

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This Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Chowder combines corn, chicken, salsa, cheese, and spices to create a thick, creamy chowder that is packed with tex-mex flavors!

Favorite Slow Cooker recipes: Mexican Chicken Chowder from www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Chowder

Are you looking for a delicious, comforting chicken recipe for the crock-pot to warm you up this winter?  Then this Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Chowder is for you!

I love that I was able to toss the ingredients in the crockpot and have a hot meal at dinner time.

This Mexican-inspired Chicken Chowder was super filling and we had plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day.

Mexican Chicken Chowder

Mexican Chicken Chowder- in the slow cooker

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Chowder

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 5 from 4 reviews
  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours (+)
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: tex-mex


Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Chowder Recipe: corn, chicken, salsa, cheese and spices come together to create a thick, creamy chowder packed with tex-mex flavor.


Units Scale
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (or 1.5 teaspoons of garlic powder)
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 package of dry chicken gravy mix (or 2 tablespoons if from the canister.)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 4 oz diced green chilies (if you like green chilies, you can double this)
  • 2 cups of salsa (mild to hot – your choice)
  • 2 cups of corn
  • 32 oz bag of frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 1 cup of Velveeta cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • salt and pepper


  1. Combine chicken, onions, garlic, celery, and broth in the slow cooker, cover, and cook on low for about 6 hours.
  2.  Dissolve the gravy mix into the milk in a medium-size bowl.  Stir into the chicken mixture.
  3. Add the salsa, thawed potatoes, chilies, corn and cheese.  Mix well and cover.
  4. Cook for an additional 2 hours. Taste, and add salt and pepper as needed.



  • Serving Size: 1/8th of recipe
  • Calories: 359
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 43
  • Protein: 28

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  1. Really good! Added Cajun seasoning and garlic powder. Used shredded cheddar. Served with Sante FE tortilla strips. It made a ton of soup.

  2. It made A LOT! I like spicy food so I used hot salsa and hot green chiles and it came out very spicy, which was perfect. I added a little shredded cheese and it was delicious! Crumbled up tortilla chips really topped it off.

  3. Super good added a little season salt and cut up real potatoes and put them in the crock pot in the beginning instead of hash browns towards the end. Served with warm tortillas as a side.

  4. Page Helm says:

    I just found you about 10 minutes ago. What got me going is that I want to make Baby Does. Beer Cheese Soup. I live in Birmingham and that restaurant was a big fat deal back in the day! Did you ever go to the one in Birmingham? I can’t remember the hot sauce, but I was very young. I wondered if it was added to Texas due to the Mexican influences around. Don’t get me wrong, I know it’s gonna taste great – it’s a memory thing (or lack there of) and pride! Until 15 minutes ago, I thought all of it was unique to Birmingham GOOFBALL!

    Jamie, thank you so much for taking the time to share your love for life and everything in it. I, too feel exactly that way but have health limitations that make me feel closed off from the world at times. This year has been particularly rough with 7 hospital stays so far and I stopped counting ER visits. Lupus and all that travels with it is relentless and unyielding. Had to quit work at age 43 … it’s been 12 years now. Honey, don’t take 1 day for granted. There are so many things I wish I’d done before I got sick and house or bed bound. I tell anyone who will listen so they think about it and have the reality of this harsh world in front of them to consider realistically. Give of yourself freely to open others eyes to the organic pleasures we enjoy every day … your children will grow up in a better world and explore each new day with enormous tenacity. Remember “one day” may never get here!

    I have a feeling that I will totally enjoy “Scattered Thoughts …” so don’t ever wonder if you should continue … YES! I’m here …and we seem to have the same taste in food! Again, thank you so much for sharing your heart, and thoughts! Have a great day!

    Page Helm

    1. Thank you for stopping by with a comment! I’ve never heard of Baby Does, but I haven’t done a lot of traveling outside of Texas and Mexico. I know what you mean about not taking days for granted, especially when you are not feeling well. I go through bouts of feeling good and feeling terrible myself, and I try to remember to not take the good days for granted and be grateful and feel happy on the good days and to find something good on the bad days too.

  5. I haven’t made this recipe yet., but there are only two of us. How many servings does it this make?

    1. It does make a lot, if you don’t like leftovers, you may want to split the recipe in half.

  6. I made this for dinner tonight, but instead of a crock pot, I sped up the process by just cooking it in a pot. It took about 1 1/2 hours. I also forgot the velveeta cheese (oops!) but it still turned out so good! The hash browns probably would have been softer and the soup more chowdery if I had used the crock pot. Thanks for the recipe!!

  7. Delicious! I think my family would love this!

  8. Oh, that sounds delicious!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  9. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    I love soup! This looks like an easy and tasty recipe. I pinned it to try. I host All my Bloggy Friends ~ Linky Party. It starts on Tuesday mornings at 7am EST. I would love for you to share this recipe and any other projects (doesn't have to be recipes – just family friendly) you may have! I hope to see you there 🙂

  10. Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE says:

    Yum! Looks great!