Creamy Southwest Chicken Veggie Chowder

Dawn Whitted

By
@dawn01

This chowder is rich and creamy and full of veggies. It will definitely warm you up on a cold day.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
chicken, precooked & shredded
4 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1 large
yellow onion, diced
3 large
celery stalks, chopped
2 large
carrots, peeled & shredded
1 large
parsnip, peeled & shredded
2 c
zucchini, shredded
3 Tbsp
flour
4 c
chicken broth, low salt
3 medium
potatoes, peeled & diced
1 can(s)
rotel, mild
1 can(s)
creamed corn
1 can(s)
green beans, french cut
1
bay leaf
2 pinch
dried thyme
1 can(s)
evaporated milk *optional*

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Add 3-4 chicken breasts to a large stock pot. Cover chicken with cold water and add 1T salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for approximately 20-25 minutes to cook chicken through. Remove chicken from stock pot let cool enough to handle then remove skin & bones. Shred chicken or cut into bite size pieces and set aside. You may also use any precooked chicken you have leftover.
2
In another large stock pot melt butter and saute onion & celery until opaque. Add carrot, parsnip & zucchini. Stir in flour and cook off for 2-3 minutes.
3
Slowly stir in chicken stock and add potatoes, creamed corn, rotel, cream of chicken soup, bay leaf & dried thyme. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until potatoes are softened.
4
Shut heat off and ladel about 1/2 of the soup into a large mixing bowl (reserving for texture).
5
Using an emersion blender cream together the remaining soup in the pot until very smooth. (you can also use a regular blender or food processor) just be very careful it will be hot!
6
Once creamed together you may add 1 can evaporated milk and return the reserved soup back to the pot. *The evaporated milk is purely optional*
7
Add the drained green beans and stir gently bringing back to a very slight simmer then serve.

If the chowder is too thick you can add water or broth to thin it down a bit.
8
I like to serve with crusty bread or garlic breadsticks.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #chowder