Spicy Chipolte Chicken & Corn Chowder
by S. Crary
(Fort Worth, Texas)
Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe
Our favorite Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe, try this zesty, easy-to-make, crock pot corn chowder recipe on a cold night. This southwestern dish provides variety and you can make it spicy or mild depending on how much chili powder you add. For spicy try using Ancho Chili powder. (Available at Whole Foods) For milder, try New Mexican Chili powder and/or omit the chili powder altogether. This flexible dish is great with and without the chili powder.
Serve with a freshly tossed green salad and some garlic bread for a great summer dinner. Or pair with your favorite green veggie on a cold winter evening.
Ingredients for this Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe
- 1 lb Boneless/Skinless/Free Range Chicken Breasts and or Thighs, cut into 1-Inch Chunks
- 1 Large Organic Potato Cut Into 1-Inch Chunks
- 1/3 Cup Dehydrated Organic Potato Flakes
- 1 Cup Shredded Organic Cheddar Cheese (Sharp)
- 2 Cups Fresh Organic Corn (can substitute Frozen Organic Corn)
- 4 Chopped Scallions (or Green Onions)
- 1/2 Red Bell Pepper
- 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Fresh Organic Garlic
- 1-1/2 Tablespoons Chipolte Seasoning
- 1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder (optional)
- 1/2 Cup Free Range Organic Chicken Broth (homemade is best)
- 1 cup Organic Whole Milk
Procedure for this Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe
- Mix together the chicken, potatoes, spices and liquids. For more flavor, wait and add the chipotle seasoning later in the cooking process (when you add the corn and scallions)
- Cover and cook on a low setting for 3 hours
- Add the corn, red bell pepper and scallions
- Cook for another 2-3 hours on low or until potato chunks are tender and chicken is completely cooked, all the way through
- To thicken, stir in the potato flakes and turn the crock-pot setting to high
- Cook the chowder uncovered for an additional 5 to 10 minutes until chowder has thickened and the potato flakes have completely dissolved
- Top with shredded cheese before serving
Cooking Tips for this Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe
If you want a more potent flavor; use yellow or red onions, in place of the scallions.
If you are serving people with varying tolerance for spiciness: Consider adding the chili powder to the individual servings.
For a thicker result: add more dehydrated potato flakes, until desired thickness is achieved, until desired thickness is achieved.
For Gluten Free: This chicken and corn chowder recipe is already gluten free!
Use all USDA organic ingredients: Corn in particular is almost always genetically if it isn't labeled organic.
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