hearty chicken corn chowder

goodness, another snow day. connecticut got walloped by another storm. the accumulations varied by towns and mine supposedly received 7.5 inches but it looks like a lot more… one town even had 16 inches! waiting for word on whether there is a delay or cancellation tomorrow.

luckily, my snow day coincided with dennis’s day off so our family of 3 got some great quality time today 🙂 i remarked the other day to dennis that i should make corn chowder soon and i made it for dinner tonight. this recipe contains green chiles which gives it a nice kick – perfect for those cold, wintry nights. i paired the soup with french bread. I gotta have my carbs.

doesn't it look delicious?

            doesn’t it look delicious?

chicken corn chowder recipe
{source: http://www.sixsistersstuff.com}

(makes 6-8 servings)

*6 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 medium onion, diced
3 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 Tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken broth
**3 cups milk
1 (16 ounce) bag frozen corn kernels
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 (4 ounce) can green chiles
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
Salt and pepper, to taste

*I only made 4 bacon strips but I think they were sufficient
**Since I don’t drink milk, I used almond milk instead. Still delicious, but regular milk will probably make it creamier

Directions:
In a large pot, add all ingredients (except the bacon) and bring to a boil.  Let simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle crumbled bacon pieces on top. Serve and enjoy!

chicken tenderloin strips

chicken tenderloin strips

diced potatoes and onions

      diced potatoes and onions

cooked chicken

             cooked chicken

ready to cook!

            ready to cook

le creuset cast iron pot

            le creuset cast iron pot 

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