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Light Turkey (or Chicken) & Corn Chowder Recipe

This light corn chowder recipe uses leftover turkey or chicken. It’s hearty, satisfying and a fraction of the calories of most chowders. 223 calories and 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Poultry Recipes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 223.3kcal



  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, red pepper and garlic and cook until the vegetables are beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the green chiles and cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour in the chicken broth, bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the corn and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Place the flour in a medium bowl and slowly whisk in the milk until the mixture is smooth.
  • Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the soup, along with the salt and pepper. Cook, whisking frequently, until the soup is thickened, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the turkey (or chicken), Cheddar cheese and cayenne pepper. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  • Ladle into soup bowls, garnish with green onions and serve.



Weight Watchers Points: 3 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 6 (Points+)


Serving: 1.25Cups | Calories: 223.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.3g | Protein: 15.6g | Fat: 6.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 843.9mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 8.8g