Instant Pot Chicken Corn Chowder

This easy Instant Pot Chicken Corn Chowder is the perfect pressure cooker chicken corn chowder recipe to use on busy nights when you need comfort food!

Easy 20-Minute Instant Pot Chicken Corn Chowder

The weather outside is getting chilly, and the everyday hustle and bustle is just getting crazier.

Is it just me? I feel like I am spending half my time running around from taking the kids to football practice, grabbing the last thing they need for their science project from the store, and all of the get-togethers this time of year…

Then I’m spending the other half of the time FREEZING because it’s so dang cold!

What’s a busy mom to do? I’ll tell you what.

Make the ultimate comfort food for dinner… Instant Pot Chicken Corn Chowder!

This pressure cooker chicken corn chowder recipe is sure to knock your socks off, and bonus: it’s totally kid-friendly too.

Even my super picky eaters ask for seconds with this yummy dinner!


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Instant Pot Chicken Corn Chowder

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This easy 20-Minute Instant Pot Chicken Corn Chowder is the perfect pressure cooker chicken corn chowder recipe to use on busy nights when you need comfort food!


  • 6 slices Thick Cut Bacon (or 8 slices thin), chopped
  • 1 rib Celery, diced, about 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican Oregano (or regular)
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme Leaves, dried, or 1 tsp fresh
  • 1 tsp Salt (more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika (or regular)
  • 4 cloves Garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 (4 oz) can Diced Green Chiles
  • 2 med Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 Jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 3 cups Chicken Broth, low sodium
  • 3 cups Corn Kernels (frozen, fresh, or canned, drained)
  • 12 Chicken Breasts, skinless/boneless, uncooked, cut in half

To Finish:

  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Flour


  1. Gather everything you will need first. Then cut the veggies, bacon, chicken, etc. and have it all ready to go. This will make the process much more fun, or less stressful!
  2. Turn on the pot's sauté setting. Add the chopped bacon and cook until done. Remove to a paper towel to drain. Remove all of the bacon fat except for 1 Tbsp.
  3. Add the onion, celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan and get up any brown bits (deglaze).
  4. Add oregano, thyme, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika, stirring well.
  5. Add the garlic and diced green chiles. Stir.
  6. Add the potatoes, jalapeño, red bell pepper, broth, and corn. Stir well.
  7. Add the chicken. Close the lid and lock into place. Set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.
  8. Cancel the sauté setting. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, and the + or – to select 8 minutes (High Pressure).
  9. When the cooking cycle is finished, let the pot sit undisturbed for 10 minutes (10 minute natural release). Then do a controlled quick release of the remaining steam/pressure. Open the lid when the pin drops down.
  10. Remove the chicken with tongs to a plate and set aside.
  11. Mix the cream and flour together well.
  12. Turn on the sauté setting again and when soup starts to simmer, stir in the flour mixture. Keep stirring for a minute to be sure it is well combined, and the soup thickens.
  13. Turn off the pot. Use a potato masher to mash some of the potatoes and give the soup that nice chowder texture.
  14. Shred the chicken with 2 forks, and add back into the soup (we do it this way so the chicken is not dry).
  15. Add the cooked bacon back into the soup and stir. You can save some for garnish if you'd like. Taste and adjust salt if desired.
  16. Serve with some crusty bread, or in bread bowls.


So whether you’ve had a crazy busy day running around everywhere or you’re just in need for some good, hot, comfort food, this Instant Pot chicken corn chowder is for you!

Plus it is SO quick. In 20 minutes you can have dinner on the table, so you can spend your time warming up by the fire instead of standing over a hot stove!

Now, you might be wondering… Can you even cook chicken corn chowder in a pressure cooker?

The answer is a BIG yes. And once you’ve made this Instant Pot chicken corn chowder recipe, you will never make it any other way again.

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