Saturday, October 29, 2005

Quick Chicken Corn Chowder

This is a Cooking Light recipe, and it's perfect for a chilly day. If you don't have roasted chicken on hand, just place your chicken breasts in the oven at about 400 covered in foil for twenty minutes or so while you are getting your other ingredients ready.

2 tbs. butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 tbs. all-purpose flour
3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
2 cups chopped, roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breast halves)
1 (14 3/4 oz) can cream-style corn
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 tsp chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/8 tsp salt

Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and jalapeno; cook 3 mintues or until tender, stirring frequently. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook until thick (about 5 mintues). Yield: 6 servings (serving size, about 1 cup). Per serving: 257 calories, 8.1 g fat, 1.9 g fiber.


Karen Christine said...

Rachel! I tried this order about a month ago in my quest to learn to cook....Dave and I got sidetracked looking at honeymoon options, and I burnt it!
Is it good?

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

It is very good! The can of cream style corn makes it really easy. If you have leftover rotisserie chicken, you could use that, too.