Chicken-Corn-Chowder

Chicken-Corn-Chowder

Chicken Corn Chowder

Ah, Fall.  The days get a little cooler and the soups get a little thicker.  This Chicken Corn Chowder is the perfect way to welcome Fall (or Winter, really).  By starting with cooking the bacon, and then building the soup on top of that gives this chowder an amazing flavor.  This comes together quickly for such a flavorful chowder.  It really tastes like it has simmered away all day.

Give this a try and you might be finding yourself wishing for some snow days.

Ingredients

Chicken Corn Chowder

  • 3 cups potatoes, diced into ½ inch pieces
  • 8 oz bacon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup diced celery, about 2 stalks
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • One 14 ¾ oz can creamed corn
  • Two 14 ¾ oz cans kernel corn drained
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dry thyme
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound bacon cooked to crisp and chopped for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium pan, cover diced potatoes with lightly salted water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and set potatoes aside.
  2. Dice bacon and cook over medium high heat in a 10-quart stock pot  until crispy.  Go ahead and get it really crispy as it will softened in the soup some.
  3. Drain off some of the bacon grease, leave what you are comfortable with. To the cooked bacon, add the butter and melt.
  4. When butter is melted, add celery, onions and red pepper and cook 2-3 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to medium and add flour. Stir to combine. Cook this mixture on medium to medium low for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add chicken stock slowly in small increments, stirring each time with a whisk.
  7. Add milk, cream, creamed corn, kernel corn, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine.
  8. Add cooked chicken and cooked potatoes and stir. Cook on medium heat until warmed.
  9. Garnish with crumbled cooked bacon. (optional)

Recipe adapted from- afamilyfeast.com

Chicken-Corn-Chowder
Chicken-Corn-Chowder
Chicken-Corn-Chowder

Chicken-Corn-Chowder

Chicken-Corn-Chowder

Chicken-Corn-Chowder

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