Chicken, Squash and Corn 'Harvest' Chowder

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Geoffry Le Cher

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@Geoffry

Autumn is the time of year to 'break out' all of the tricks and go all out. This dish is the perfect example of this.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 10 slice
    thick cut bacon
  • 1/4 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 large
    white onions, chopped
  • 2 large
    red bell peppers, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 6 c
    low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 c
    chicken stock, no salt
  • 4 c
    1/2-inch cubes peeled seeded butternut squash
  • 2 c
    russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 bunch
    fresh thyme (tied into a bouquet)
  • 2 c
    frozen corn
  • 3 c
    skinned, diced rotisserie chicken
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 c
    chopped green onion
  • 1 c
    chopped fresh cilantro

How to Make Chicken, Squash and Corn 'Harvest' Chowder

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook bacon in large pot over medium-high heat until crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.
  2. Pour off all but 1/4 cup drippings from pot. Add butter to pot; melt over medium-high heat. Add onions and bell peppers. Sauté until onions are soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add flour; stir 2 minutes. Mix in broth & stock, then squash, potatoes, and thyme; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered until squash and potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes.
  4. Add corn and cream. Simmer until corn is tender, about 10 minutes. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool. Chill uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled. Bring to simmer before continuing.)
  5. Remove thyme, add chicken, green onions, and 1/2 cup cilantro; simmer 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

    Place 2 tbs of the bacon in the bottom of the bowl and ladle chowder into bowls; sprinkle with cilantro to taste.
  6. OPTION SHOWN IN PICTURE: I like to serve the chowder in a hollowed-out acorm squash that was buttered, salted and baked in a 350 oven for 15 minutes.

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About Chicken, Squash and Corn 'Harvest' Chowder

Course/Dish: Chowders
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Healthy




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