Chicken Corn Chowder

Mike requested that I start making more soups this winter, so I have been working on Chicken Corn Chowder the last few weeks, combining several recipes and playing around. We’re pretty pleased with it.

Chicken Corn Chowder
1 TBS. butter
1 sweet onion, chopped (small or medium is sufficient)
1 clove garlic, minced
6-7 cups chicken broth
4 cups potatos, peeled and diced
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 stalk of celery, chopped (can omit and replace with 1 tsp.+ celery salt for celery haters)
1 1/2 cup of half and half (of whatever fat content you prefer)
1/2 cup flour
1 16 oz. bag of frozen corn (we use supersweet white corn)
2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 cup monterrey jack cheese, grated

Saute onions and garlic in butter until soft and translucent. Add chicken broth, potatos, chicken and celery, cook until potatos are tender. Whisk together half and half and flour. Add corn, half and half mixture, salt and pepper, simmer 30 minutes or more, covered, stirring occasionally. Add cheese and heat until thoroughly melted. Serves 8+, freezes well.

6 responses to “Chicken Corn Chowder

  1. Soups, soups, soups!! I’ve been a big soup fan ever since I had my wisdom teeth pulled. Adrienne is more meat and potatoes, but I’ve gotten her to make more soups. Her dad created a Crawfish Corn Chowder that’s excellent. I’ll see if we can get the recipe on our blog, or you can just substitute crawfish for chicken in yours..the recipe looks similar, but we like big fresh mushrooms in our too – I know you can get crawfish frozen where you are because it’s all from China now anyway :-(

  2. You have to cook the chicken beforehand, right?

  3. Sarah,
    Nope, the chicken cooks with the potatos in the stock, which makes it really easy. If you have already cooked chicken for whatever reason, I’d throw it in at the very end and then just cook until the chicken’s heated through and serve.

  4. This looks fabulous. Once i find the stove, i might have to try it. Glad you guys are safe and sound! We miss you already! Ben and i are pre-grieving not having to get up in the morning by staying up late watching useless movies (Matrix).

    Call us to pray for Lexi–we will call around for you.

  5. This looks so yummy! Thanks for the link!

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