Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Chicken and Corn Chowder

This recipe was shown on the Living with Amy show we watch in the morning.  She featured this recipe a couple weeks ago, so I thought I would make it.  It was good.  It would be good without the chicken for those who don't eat meat.  I put homemade croutons on the top, but it isn't necessary.  I make them very often.  Whenever I see day old bread in the clearance section, I buy some.  Sometimes you can get a whole loaf of French bread for $.49.  These croutons are so good they get nibbled on as a snack, in fact my 89 year old dad has eaten four batches in the past two weeks.   I included the recipe for them in an earlier blog.


Chicken Corn Chowder


2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup minced onion
1 stalk of celery, cut in small dice
1/2 red bell pepper, cut in small dice (I left this out because I didn't have any)
2 tablespoons flour
2 (10 ounce) packages of frozen corn, thawed
1 ½ cups chicken stock
2 cups milk
2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
Salt & pepper to taste


Melt butter in heavy bottomed pot. Add onions, celery, red bell pepper and salt. Cook until softened. Add flour, stirring constantly until blended with the butter. Add chicken stock and one package of thawed frozen corn. While this is cooking, put milk and other package of thawed frozen corn in a blender and puree. Add milk and corn mixture to the other ingredients in the pot.   Cook until the corn kernels are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken and continue to cook soup until chicken is warmed through.

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