Monday, March 8, 2010

Chicken Corn Chowder

Here is another delicious soup recipe that I am sure your family will enjoy. I found it on one of my favorite recipe blogs, My Kitchen Cafe. It is full of flavor and a big hit with my family. The recipe calls for fresh jalapenos with the seeds removed, I used jalapeno slices from a jar and cut out some of the seeds, I thought it turned out great and not too hot. Enjoy!

Chicken Corn Chowder - from My Kitchen Cafe

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, finely chopped, seeds and membrane removed (this is important for flavor - but doesn't add heat because the seeds and membranes are removed and it is cooked with the other veggies)
1/4 cup thinly sliced or cooked chopped ham
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14-oz.) cans chicken broth
3 tablespoons flour
3 ears of fresh corn kernels or 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
2 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
4 oz. softened cream cheese
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Place olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute celery, bell pepper, onion and jalapeno until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and ham; cook for another 3 minutes. Whisk the broth with the flour in a liquid measuring cup or bowl and then stir into the soup. Stir in the corn and chicken. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat. Whisk together the cream cheese and milk in a large bowl until smooth. Whisk the cream cheese/milk mixture into the soup along with the salt, pepper and cheddar cheese. Simmer on low until ready to serve. * note, the cream cheese may not completely dissolve in the soup and you will have tiny bits of it in your soup but that is OK!

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