Artichoke and Chicken Chowder is a hearty, satisfying bowl of deliciousness!

Multicolored bowl filled with Artichoke and Chicken Chowder

After a fun morning of snowshoeing in the beautiful Colorado mountains, our good friend Wendy Bergen treated us to a scrumptious lunch at her beautiful mountain cabin. We had worked up quite an appetite, after trekking several miles in the spring snow. Since Wendy doesn’t cook, she served a Chicken and Artichoke Soup she purchased at The Cheesecake Factory, and we all loved it. A wonderful combination of flavors, including the addition of red bell pepper, onion, mushrooms and garlic to the artichoke and chicken – all swimming around in a cheesy sauce. YUM! This Artichoke and Chicken Chowder is my attempt at creating a similar recipe.

Here is a shot of our group and the fabulous scenery that surrounded us that morning:


(No, that isn’t Wendy’s cabin on the right – that is a miner’s cabin we found!).

Pin Artichoke and Chicken Chowder recipe now for later!

bowl of Artichoke and Chicken Chowder, formatted for sharing
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
bowl holding a portion of Artichoke and Chicken Chowder

Artichoke and Chicken Chowder

  • Author: (By Lee Clayton Roper)
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: soups, chowders
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


A wonderful combination of flavors, including the addition of red bell pepper, onion, mushrooms and garlic to the artichoke and chicken – all swimming around in a cheesy sauce.


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (around 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 large red pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 2 large celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 8 ounces mushroom caps (white or cremini/baby bella)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups chicken stock (or more to thin if needed)
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped Yukon potatoes
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken, mixture of white and dark meat
  • 1 can (14 ounce) quartered artichoke hearts in water, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups milk (whole or 2 percent)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (can also use Pecorino Romano)


  1. Melt butter a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper, celery, garlic and thyme.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stem mushrooms and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Cut pieces into slices. Add to onion mixture and continue cooking for around 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add white wine, chicken stock, potatoes and chicken and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, around 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in artichoke hearts.
  5. Place milk in a medium mixing bowl and slowly sift the flour into the milk, whisking it in as you go. Slowly stir milk mixture into soup. Simmer soup until thick, around 15 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Stir in cheese; add salt and pepper to taste. If soup is too thick, add additional broth.


Variation: can substitute 2 cups of chopped raw chicken for the cooked chicken. Add chicken to the onion, red pepper and celery.

Lee Clayton Roper


I’m Lee Clayton Roper, and I’m passionate about making cooking and entertaining easy, elegant and fun. Here you’ll find scrumptious recipes, helpful tips and seasonal menus that will spark inspiration in your kitchen!
Learn More

Access more recipes in Lee's award-winning book, Fresh Tastes!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe rating