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Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder (Dairy-Free)

Yield 6 -8

Simple, healthy, and totally delicious, Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder (Dairy-Free) is a delicious one-pot recipe everyone will love!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 medium russet potatoes peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 3 cups sweet corn kernels fresh or frozen, defrosted, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt divided
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 quart vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk from a can
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or substitute fresh lemon juice
  • Chopped basil and scallions optional
  • Hot sauce optional


  • Add the olive oil to an electric pressure cooker. Turn to saute, add the onion and ¼ teaspoon salt and saute for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the turmeric, potatoes, sweet potatoes, 1 cup corn, garlic, ¾ teaspoons salt, chicken, and broth, stirring to combine.
  • Secure the lid, select the manual setting, and set it to high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • When the pressure cooker timer is done, quick release the pressure.
  • Carefully remove the chicken and shred with two forks or chop into bite sized pieces. Set aside.
  • With an immersion blender, blend the chowder in the pressure cooker until creamy. If you don’t have an immersion blender, carefully ladle the soup, in batches, into a blender and blend until smooth. Return the blended mixture back to the pressure cooker.
  • Add the coconut milk, vinegar, remaining 2 cups corn, and shredded chicken, stirring to combine. Taste and add additional salt or vinegar to taste.
  • Serve with basil, scallion, and hot sauce if you like.


If you’re looking for a vegetarian crockpot variation, head over to this recipe for all the details.
Pull the chicken out, chop it, and serve it separately on the side (instead of adding it back to the pot) for kids who like a smoother texture when it comes to chowder.
Make it vegetarian by skipping the chicken and using vegetable stock instead of chicken.
Double the chicken if you like a super hearty chowder.

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