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Thursday, October 22, 2009

" CHICKEN and CORN CHOWDER "

  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium or homemade chicken broth
  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken (from a 2 1/2- to 3-lb. roasted chicken)
  • 3 cups corn, frozen or kernels cut from 3 ears corn
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and chopped
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • Freshly ground black pepper

1. In a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat, cook bacon until fat renders and meat starts to brown. Add onion, reduce heat to medium, and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and cook, stirring, until flour smells cooked (you should get a whiff of baked piecrust) but hasn't started to brown, about 3 minutes.

2. Add potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to keep mixture simmering and cook until potatoes are barely tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken and corn and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and stir in cream to taste. Heat through, about 2 minutes. Serve in soup bowls, garnished with tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, a squirt or two of lime juice, and pepper to taste.


Yields: 6 servings

32 comments:

  1. Num! Do you think ham would work instead of bacon? Maybe if I sliced it thin and fried it up? I bought this huge ham the other day and I'm trying to think of ways to use it. I guess there's only one way to find out! LOL

    Now I'm hungry! hehe.

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  2. Geri, this sounds so good for cold weather. I look forward to browsing through your other recipes, too.

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  3. I love corn chowder without any meat. This sounds like a tasty chowder. I would tell you that I would make it but I am in baking mode now and cooking is secondary to my baking.

    I have to remember it when I change over to cooking.

    It is good to know where I can come for good recipes.

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  4. Looks wonderful. I know my family will love this one! Your whole blog looks delish!
    - Janelle @ www.janellescookbook.blogspot.com

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  5. This looks so good! My husband has Monday's off and I think I'll have him try this! He loves to cook on his day off and soup is one of his specialties. Isn't this fun, getting all these great recipes!

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  6. Ok. Where were you when I made corn chowder last week HA HA!! The recipe I used was not so good. This one sound devine!! I love cilantro and can't wait to try it. Thanks again!!

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  7. Great recipe! Great fall food!
    And thanks for noticing the strawberry plate.. I love dishes!

    Marti @ forkingit.blogspot.com

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  8. DH and I make a corn chowder we love. Will add chicken next time. Thanks for posting.

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  9. I love chowders!! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. It is definitely about to be soup season at my house! This sounds like a good one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Sounds great. I bet this would be a good recipe to use for leftover turkey:)

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  12. I love corn chowder, this sounds like a good one to try!

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  13. I do need more soup recipes, and this one sounds like it would be a crowd pleaser.

    I love new recipes, so I am glad to have stopped by your blog!

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  14. There is something so inviting about a bowl of chowder. Yours sounds scrumptious, although it tickles my funny bone to know you eat chowder in New Mexico :-). I though that was taco soup territory.

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  15. Hi ..Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you try the yummy muffins!! I am also going to follow your blog. Thank you for the kind coments.
    I love your blog!!!
    Many Blessing's
    Ann

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  16. what a fun and different soup -- sounds tasty.

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  17. WOW! your recipe sounds delicious. You can't beat that combination. I adore making soup in the fall and winter. Today is a dreary day. Perfect for some good smells in the house.

    Have a yummy day.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  18. Looks delicious Geri! I'm an avocado lover yet I never thought to add it to soup, so I appreciate having a new way to try it. Thanks!

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  19. You have some wonderful chowder recipes. I think I bookmarked one from you last week for corn and potato? Anyhoo, this looks amazing.

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  20. I think I'd like a bowl of that soup right now! I love the accessories you serve with it, too, especially the lime. Sounds delicious!

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  21. This looks absolutely delicious! I'm copying this recipe down. Thanks!

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  22. There are always good deals at my grocer on the roasted chickens. Next time I will pick up two and use one in this recipe. I crave lime and cilantro in any dish.
    I have noticed that most of us bloggers are feeling the onset of Fall and have posted soups. Yum.

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  23. This sounds out of this world delicious! I made chili tonight but I would have rather made this!

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  24. This looks so good!...Christine

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  25. This looks like a great recipe to make on a cold, Fall Sunday afternoon. I love a good chowder. :) I'm so sorry I'm late returning your visit from Rhoda's party...had some bad news from the pediatrician's office yesterday, and just wasn't up to emailing. Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Sounds like a yummy comfort food fall recipe, thanks Geri! :-)

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  27. Yum, that sounds delicious and just perfect for fall weather.

    Christi @ A Southern Life
    http://asouthernlife.com

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  28. I have never made corn chowder and this sounds like a wonderful dinner for a cold night! Warms you all up!
    ~Nancy

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  29. Mmmm! this soup sounds so comforting and looks so yummy! Anything with Yukon gold potatoes and avos always seem to appeal to me most!

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  30. Looks great! A nice hearty soup, perfect for this Autumn weather!

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