This Cajun Shrimp Chowder is amazing comfort food at it’s finest! With big juicy shrimp in a potato chowder, it’s the perfect choice for a quick hearty weeknight meal.
How do you make Cajun Shrimp Chowder?
This chowder is incredibly easy to put together. First melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot. When the butter is melted, stir in the onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, oregano, paprika, cayenne, red pepper flakes, and celery seed. Those combination will develop into each of their unique flavors.
Stir in the vodka and after that add the chicken broth, milk, cream, brown sugar, bay leaves, and diced potatoes. After the chowder comes to a boil, add the shrimp. The addition of blackened shrimp really put this dish over the top. It gives the chowder that rich seafood flavor that you expect when eating a Cajun dish.
One-Pot Cajun Shrimp Chowder
- 1 ½ Pounds Shrimp Peeled & Deveined
- 2 ½ Pounds Red Potatoes Peeled & Diced
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- 2 14.5-oz. Cans Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
- 1 Medium Sweet Yellow Onion Finely Diced
- 1 Teaspoon Finely Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Paprika
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
- ¼ to 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Adapt to Your Spice Level
- ½ Teaspoon Celery Seed
- ½ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- 2 Cups Milk
- ⅓ Cup Sweet Tea Vodka
- 2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 Bay Leaves
- Over medium heat, melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot.
- When the butter is melted, stir in the onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, oregano, paprika, cayenne, red pepper flakes, and celery seed. Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the vodka and allow to simmer for two minutes.
- Add the chicken broth, milk, cream, brown sugar, bay leaves, and diced potatoes. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- When the chowder comes to a boil, lower the heat to medium and continue to cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the shrimp and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until they are just cooked through.
- Remove the bay leaves before serving.