Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder

Rating

10/10

Last Made

2018-04-12

Prep Time

Prep: 15m

Cook Time

Cooking: 30m

Total Time

Total: 45m

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast; cooked and shredded (3 cups),
  • 8 slices bacon; cooked and crumbled*,
  • 1/4 cup butter; diced into 1 Tbsp pieces,
  • 1 large red bell pepper; diced (1 1/2 cups),
  • 1 medium yellow onion; diced (1 1/4 cups),
  • 1 - 2 jalapenos; seeded for less heat if desired; finely chopped,
  • 4 cloves garlic; minced,
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour,
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth,
  • 3 medium russet potatoes; peeled and diced slightly less than 1/2-inch thick (3 cups),
  • 2 bay leaves,
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper; to taste,
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn,
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half,
  • Green onions and seeded; finely chopped jalapenos (optional); for serving

Directions

In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add red bell pepper, onions, jalapenos and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds longer. Stir in flour, and cook 2 minutes stirring constantly. While stirring, slowly add in chicken broth and whisk until well blended.

Add potatoes, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture to a boil stirring frequently, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, 10 minutes or just until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.

Add in cooked chicken, corn and half and half and simmer, uncovered 10 - 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Serve warm topped bacon, green onions, and optional jalapeno peppers.