Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chicken, Cheddar and Corn Chowder

Yum
 Rain, rain go away....   I know we need rain, but does it have to rain all day?  Well, it's a good excuse to pull out the soup pot and make this Chicken, Cheddar and Corn Chowder. When my husband asked me what was for lunch at noon, my first thought was leftovers or sandwiches.  Then I looked out the window and I started to crave soup after seeing the dreary rainy day outside.   I was lucky to have all the ingredients on hand and we were happily eating it at 12:30pm.  What a great, comforting soup that comes together so quickly.  I always have these ingredients on hand so this soup is only 30 minutes away on another rainy day. 

Ingredients:
1lb ground chicken
1 Tbs of olive oil
1/2 green bell pepper diced finely (I did this in the food processor)
1 medium onion diced finely (I did this in the food processor)
2-3 cloves of garlic grated
1tsp cumin powder
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp dried oregano
red chili flakes to taste
salt and pepper to taste
4 cups chicken stock
1 cup milk
1 cup water (if needed)
2 cup of shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 (15oz) can of diced tomatoes ( I used fire-roasted)
2 Tbs of butter
3-4 Tbs of flour
1 cup of frozen corn kernels
1 (15oz) can of creamed corn
chicken bullion powder as needed

Directions:
Heat oil in pan and saute the onion, bell pepper and garlic in medium-high heat. Then add the ground chicken and cumin, oregano, poultry seasoning, chili flakes, salt and black pepper.  Saute until meat is cooked. Next add the butter and flour and saute for another 2-3 minutes.


Now add the creamed corn, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, frozen corn and bring to a boil for 10 minutes. 





Next add the milk and cheddar cheese and stir well until everything is smooth and creamy.   Taste for seasoning and serve hot. Eat with corn chips or bread. Enjoy.




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24 comments:

  1. Looks awesome ramona! I love corn chips. Love the little bit of cumin in the recipe as well. Creamy and delicious

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  2. Wish to grab and finish that whole bowl rite now, super tempting chowder.

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  3. Fritos! :) Your soup looks amazing. I think your rain has gone away, but it didn't take the clouds with it. :(

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  4. My Hubs would be happy with a lunch like this too! Looks so comforting... Yum! Hope the rain will go away and you will get some gorgeous sunshine :) Have a great day, Ramona! xoxo

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  5. I love corn chowder....this looks outstanding!

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  6. Looks REALLY good. All of the great ingre3dients, you can't go wrong!! Will certainly mix up a batch next rainy day!!Great post!

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  7. Mmmm, Ramona - delicious! I love chowders, and this has a heavenly flavor combination.

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  8. It's raining there? It's cloudy/sunny here but temp is high 60F and I am still enjoying soup. This chowder looks good!

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  9. Quick soup why not! beautiful sounds like a very nice day to perk up that mid day rainy spirit. thanks for sharing!

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  10. Yum! I have really been into ground chicken lately (yes, I know, of ALL of the things to be into, right?!) This looks great. This looks like comfort food at its best. Way to go! :)

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  11. That looks great!! I love corn chowder, it is so heart warming and delicious!

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  12. Soup is truly the only thing to cure rainy day blues :)
    Yours looks wonderful for the job!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. Soup is always perfect for a rainy day. I love soup but I would prefer the rain to stop. I feel damp all over, all of the time lately. This soup looks delicious!

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  14. It could be 80 degrees outside, but even then, if it's a rainy day, I'm all about soup! This chowder looks pretty darn tasty!

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  15. This looks so hearty and comforting, and the flavor combo is awesome!

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  16. Soup and rainy day..well, it goes together! :))) Love your chowder, great combo and thanks for the instructions, very helpful!
    Have a lovely day honey!

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  17. what a delicious chowder recipe...loved all the flavors going in !!!!!

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  18. I have two bags of Fritos that are just taking up space and time in my pantry. Now I know what I can use them for. Gold Star for you Ramona!

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  19. We love soup in my family. I have never tried making corn chowder. I shall have to try your recipe. :-)

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  20. Mmmm corn chowder is one of the best meals on a rainy day. I really just love any excuse to have it and yours looks soooo warm and comforting that I wish I had a bowl right this minute :)

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  21. Love a good corn chowder and yours looks absolutely delicious... perfect for the rains :-)

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