I found this recipe on a calendar of all places! It looked good and I had never made a chowder before.
1/2 pound bacon, cut up
1/2 cup onion,chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
4 cups frozen corn
4 cups half and half
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 can (16 oz) tiny whole potatoes, drained and diced
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp flour
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
In a large soup pot, cook bacon until crisp. Drain fat, leaving 2 tablespoons in the pan. Add chicken and cook over medium heat until no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Add onion, celery and peppers and saute for 2 minutes. Stir in flour. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in half and half. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Puree 2 cups of corn in blender. Add to pot. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Stir in pepper, potatoes and remaining corn. Heat through. Stir in bacon. Serve immediately.
Is it a keeper?
This chowder was fantastic! So hearty and rich! The bacon really added depth to the flavor of the chowder. The only thing I did differently is add cooked carrots. I also used pre-cooked small new potatoes instead of canned potatoes (which didn’t sound appealing to me). I also sprinkled some shredded cheddar cheese on top before serving.
I will definitely make this again and again. I wish I hadn’t waited until now to make it!
What’s your favorite soup to make on a cold day?
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