Smoked Chicken and Sweet Potato Chowder

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a simple but delightful soup, just perfect for an autumm supper. If smoked chicken is unavailable, feel free to substitute smoked turkey, ham or simply cooked chicken

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a heavy soup pot over medium heat and fry the bacon and onions until they are golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Pour off excess fat if there is any.
  3. Melt butter in the pan and stir in flour. Let four cook, stirring constantly until it is golden brown, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add chicken stock and stir well, making sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Bring the soup to a boil.
  6. Add sweet potatoes and simmer until they are tender, about 15 minutes.
  7. Add chicken, red pepper, cream and seasonings and simmer 20-30 minutes more.
  8. Season to taste.
  9. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

Great soup - mine didn't quite thicken up enough but will work on that next time - loved the taste

kiwihunter May 03, 2010

This is a really delicious chowder! DH smoked a whole chicken in the stovetop smoker, and I had exactly 2 cups of meat left to use. This recipe was perfect. My only modification was that I used a little bit more roasted red pepper than 1/4 cup (I used one whole roasted red pepper that I had left in a jar). Next time, I would chop instead of dice the sweet potatoes. I would have liked them in bigger chunks. Anyway, both DH and I loved this chowder and it reheated well for lunch the next day. I will definitely make this again. Thanks!

Dr. Jenny February 16, 2010

nice recipe with easy ingredients that result in a very delicious soup. i was pressed for time so i sauteed the bacon onions and chicken together. had no fat to drain surprisingly. mixed in the flour and then added the potatoes, stock, roasted peppers and spices. i let it simmer and tasted it without the cream; it was delicious but i wanted to follow the recipe so added the cream (used 1/2c) and let it simmer again for 20 minutes. one of the best soups i have ever tasted. flavors compliment one another very well and though it is a cream soup is not too thick;more of a brothy texture which is nice as you dont feel stuffed after eating it. sided it with good homemade garlic bread. thanks for sharing the great recipe!!!

jennifer in new jersey October 23, 2006