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Flavorful Tex Mex Chicken Chowder Recipe

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This Tex Mex Chicken Chowder Recipe is loaded down with flavor! Not only does it fill your belly with a homemade soup but it also is loaded down with taste and flavor. You’re going to love the simple process to make this chicken dish and also love all the flavors that come with it. We have a huge list of hearty and simple chicken recipes you’ll love.

If you’re a fan of chicken, chowder, and a few spices, you’re not going to want to miss out on the flavors that this dish offers! Every bowl is so good you’re going to want to never stop eating.

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There’s just something about the flavors of Tex Mex that have me coming back for me. I LOVE how easy this chowder recipe is and I also love that it turns out perfectly every single time. An easy dinner with tons of flavor? Yes, please!

Tex Mex Chicken Chowder Recipe

The longest part of this recipe is cooking up the chicken so that it’s cooked and safe to eat. Make certain that you follow the directions in the recipe card below so that you’re following along with all the steps to get the most flavor possible.

My boys really like this recipe and have gotten to a point where they ask for it by request. I don’t mind making this at all either so I’m happy to oblige!

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What exactly is Tex Mex?

It’s a combination of ingredients and flavors that are Mexican and American and are pretty popular throughout the US. This is typically the type of dish that you’ll find in a lot of Mexican restaurants as well.

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Make it a Meal:

If you’re thinking about meal planning, you need to start! As you can see from my simple example below, meal planning doesn’t have to be super hard. You can easily make up the meals for the week so that everyone knows what to expect.

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this chicken chowder recipe is full of spicy tex mex flavors

Best Chicken Recipes:

Once you make this Tex Mex Chicken Recipe, you’re going to love and crave the taste of chicken. Since chicken is such a great protein to eat and have on hand, I’ve gathered up some others that I think you’re going to enjoy as well.

Crockpot White Chicken Chili is another hearty soup recipe that is perfect for the cold weather.

This list of Yummy Ground Chicken Recipes will make your meal planning so much easier!

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Check out this list of Cheap Chicken Recipes for the Family!

I love the taste of this Crockpot Pumpkin Butter Chicken.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese just so happens to be one of my favorite comfort food dishes!

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts are another quick and easy meal that the family will love.

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How is Tex Mex different than Mexican?

It all really comes down to the flavor and ingredients. Mexican food tends to use different spices than you’ll find in Tex Mex and stays away from a lot of the ingredients that you’ll find used widely in Tex Mex meals.

More Tex Mex Recipes:

your kids will love eating this tex mex chicken chowder on a cold winter evening

Tex Mex Chicken Chowder Recipe

You're going to love this simple and delicious Tex Mex Chicken Chowder Recipe.


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cut-up sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 4 peeled and cut potatoes
  • 4 peeled and sliced carrots
  • 4 cut up celery stems
  • 1 package of frozen corn
  • 1 package of Santa Fe Medley
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of chopped green Chiles (6 ounces)
  • 1 can of Stewed Tomatoes (28 ounces)
  • 1 gallon of water
  • 4 chicken bullion cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon of Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of Brown sugar


    In your pot add a teaspoon of butter and let it melt. Put in the chicken breasts and cook them for about 30 minutes until fully cooked. Once done, cut it into small pieces.

    Next, add the onion and cook for about 10 minutes. Add 1/4 of the water and 4 bullion cubes. Simmer for 3 minutes then break up the bullion into the water.

    Put the carrots, celery, corn, potatoes, black beans, Santa fe medley, green chiles, stewed tomatoes, and the rest of the water. Stir.

    Then add the chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, salt, and brown sugar. Stir and boil.

    Once boiling, turn the heat to low and simmer for 2 hours. You'll want to stir every once in a while.

    Put a little bit of the chowder into a small pot and cool. You can then add in more seasonings if needed. You'll want to cook in those seasonings for about 15 minutes to really enhance the flavor.

    Then add in the minced garlic and cook for about 10 minutes.

    Serve chowder!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 294mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 12g

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Monday 27th of March 2023

What is the Santa fe Medley? I wasn't sure if it was a bag of frozen vegetables.


Monday 30th of October 2023

It is a bag of frozen veggies that is made up of sweet corn, black beans, onions, red peppers, and green peppers. Thanks!

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