Chicken Chowder with smoky bacon

Chicken Chowder with smoky bacon
May 30, 2017 blackginger
healthy pregnancy recipes Chicken-Chowder

Want a healthy tasty way to use up left over chicken? Try this simple chicken chowder soup recipe for a tasty addition to your healthy pregnancy diet

This chunky chicken soup is a pregnancy meal in itself – filled with plenty of vegetables and with the delicious smoky flavour of the bacon, it’s a great way to serve up the leftovers from yesterday’s roast chicken dinner. Serve with a big chunk of wholemeal bread for added fibre for your pregnancy diet.


100gms of smoked streaky bacon or pancetta
A tbsp of olive oil
1 large onion, diced
1 stick of celery, chopped
1 large (or two small) potatoes, peeled and diced
1 clove of garlic, crushed
100gms of sweetcorn (tinned or frozen is fine)
100ml of single cream
800ml of chicken stock
100gms (or more) or cooked chicken roughly chopped
1 tbsp of fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. Gently fry onions with the garlic in the olive oil until the onion has softened. Add the potatoes and celery and continue to fry, stirring to avoid browning the vegetables.
  2. Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Whilst they are cooking, fry the bacon until it is crisp and golden.
  4. Add the sweetcorn to the stock and vegetable and cook for 5-6 minutes longer.
  5. Add the chicken, bacon and cream and continue to simmer gently without boiling until the chicken is thoroughly heated.
  6. When you’re ready to serve the soup, stir in the parsley.

FittaMamma Tip

If you prefer a smoother soup instead of this chunkier pregnancy meal option – simply blend until you’ve reached your preferred consistency.

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