Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder

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A spicy pressure cooker pumpkin chicken corn chowder loaded with chunks of tender chicken, potatoes, and kernels of corn. A great recipe for your Insta Pot, too!

Make this Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot.

One of my family’s favorite soups is Butternut Squash Soup. We love the creamy texture and spicy flavor. So when I saw Boulder Locavore’s recipe for Slow Cooker Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder, I knew my family would love it too.


Making Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create this yummy Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder!

I decided to combine the two recipes and turn it in to a quick pressure cooker recipe. Using canned pumpkin really speeds up the prep time for this recipe. I used the same spices my family like in the butternut squash soup, but loaded it up with chicken, potatoes and corn to make it a hearty chowder.

I served the chowder with a gluten free Yeasted Thanksgiving Cornbread with Cranberries recipe from Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.

It was a big hit with my family. The pumpkin adds fiber and a great texture to the soup but it has a mild pumpkin flavor.

Definitely give this Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder a try soon!

Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder
Yield: 6 servings

Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder

Cook Time 4 minutes
Additional Time 16 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

A spicy pressure cooker pumpkin chicken corn chowder loaded with chunks of tender chicken, potatoes, and kernels of corn. 


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans chicken broth
  • 1 15-ounce can Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 large russet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, uncooked and diced
  • 2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • Salt and additional ground pepper to taste.


Select the saute setting. Add butter to the pressure cooking pot. When butter is melted, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.

Add chicken broth, pumpkin puree, Italian seasoning, pepper, red pepper flakes, and nutmeg to the pressure cooking pot. Stir to combine.

Add the diced potatoes and diced chicken. Lock lid in place, select High Pressure and 4 minutes cook time and start. When timer beeps, turn off pressure cooker and do a quick pressure release.

Stir in corn and half and half. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve topped with crumbled bacon and chopped parsley, optional.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 508mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 19g

Nutrition information is calculated by Nutritionix and may not always be accurate.

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