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Southwest Chicken Corn Chowder

We had some friends come through recently, and this soup hit the spot for a nice easy meal. We made it the night before, and then reheated gently. The flavors really blended overnight.

We made it again tonight (I forgot to grab a photo) because all of us in the house are getting colds (not fun 😦 But this wonderful and easy chowder was just delightful. I grilled some chicken breasts prior to starting this recipe, and then used some of the chicken for the kids’ quesadillas, and then served a cheese quesadilla with the soup as well.
This is a variation on shrimp chowder from Cooking Light.

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped serrano chile (about 1 small)
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen Southern-style hash brown potatoes, diced, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) can whole-kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
  • 1 pound cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Prep
  • Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onions, bell pepper, and serrano chile to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.

Add canned chiles to pan; cook 1 minute. Add flour to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Stir in milk and next 5 ingredients (through corn); bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until slightly thick.

Stir in chicken; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro.


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