November 27, 2012

Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder



It's a gray day in my neck of the woods today.  A curl-up-on-the-couch-with-a-big-cozy-blanket kind of day.  I don't much care for gray, curl-up-on-the-couch kind of days.

But ya know what makes these kind of days at least a teeny-tiny bit better?

Soup.

A nice, hearty, belly-warming kind of soup.  Like chowder.  I looooooove chowder.  Any kind.  But I especially love clam chowder and corn chowder ... like this one.  With my New England roots, that's probably no shocker, right?


The thicker the better for my chowder!  And what I really like about this particular chowder is that it gets a lot of its thick creaminess from cream-style corn instead of tons of cream and thickener.  While that doesn't take out all the fat and calories, it at least helps take it down a little bit from a traditional chowder.

Throw in a little bit of wine and it gets even better.  Wine makes everything better when you're cooking.  Who's with me??  Oh, and sometimes I even put it in the food.  {juuuuust kidding   ...   kind of.}


So, if it's a gray day for you, whip up a big ol' pot of steamy, creamy, comforting soup.  It just may help chase the gray away.

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Chicken Corn Chowder
Source:  Adapted from Cooking Light magazine



Ingredients
5 c. chicken broth
2 boneless chicken breasts, diced into small pieces
2 potatoes, diced
3 T. butter
1 onion, diced
6 T. flour
1/4 c. dry white wine
1 c. light cream or milk
2 (16 oz.) cans cream-style corn
3 c. corn kernels
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
Salt & pepper, to taste


Directions
1.  Bring chicken broth to a boil.  Add diced chicken and potatoes; return to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

2.  In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat butter.  Add onion and saute until limp, about 3 minutes.  Stir in flour, whisking for about 1 minute.  Stir in wine, cream or milk, chicken broth with cooked chicken and potatoes, cream-style corn, and corn kernels.

3.  Bring to a simmer (bubbling but not boiling), stirring frequently.  Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

4.  Add diced red pepper, parsley, and salt and pepper.  Heat for about 2 minutes.

NOTE:  This makes a huge pot of soup!  Cut the recipe in half if you're serving a small crew or aren't a big fan of leftovers.

Enjoy!



9 comments:

  1. I love soup on a rainy day! This looks SO good! Pinned.

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  2. Great pictures, this looks delicious. I am your newest follower. I would love for you to visit me at memoriesbythemile.com
    Wanda Ann

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  3. Love creamed corn. what a great addition to the soup. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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    -Becky

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  5. Yum. Do you think I would ruin it if I subbed the wine for chicken broth? Tiffany

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    1. Tiffany - I think you can take out the wine and use extra chicken broth just fine. The wine adds a nice little zip to the flavor ... but I think all will still be well without it.
      Enjoy!

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  6. What a lovely soup! I recently made a spicy crab & corn chowder and it was delicious. However, crab meat is quite expensive; chicken is much more economical. I will be trying this one day. Pinned for future reference.

    I will be featuring this on my blog at tomorrow's Marvelous Mondays party. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Julie

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie! I appreciate you dropping by to let me know. I'll see ya tomorrow over at Marvelous Mondays!

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  7. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this evening!
    Have a fantastic week ahead!

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