Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Soup du jour

Joe made up a huge pot of delicious Chicken and Corn Chowder last week, and we feasted on it for days!  With some good rolls and a glass of wine, it was the perfect supper.  (If you're looking for something low calorie. . . this would not be it.)  Here's the recipe.
6 slices bacon, diced
4 green onions, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
2 large potatoes, diced
4 cups frozen corn kernels
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast
halves - cut into cubes
3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
2 cups half-and-half
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
In a large pot, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from the pan, and set aside. Drain all but 3 tablespoons of the bacon fat from the pan.  Saute the onions in the bacon fat. Add broth and the potato to the pot. Cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add corn, chicken, and thyme. Cover. Simmer until the chicken is cooked and the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir half and half into soup, and simmer for 2 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Ladle into bowls, and sprinkle with the bacon and scallions.  Serve.


Mari said...

This sounds just scrumptious, but I better not make it now since I am dieting!

Jen said...

Yummy! I just copy pasted in my recipes....cant wait to make it..thanks!

Becky said...

You had me at "Joe made .." Gotta love THAT!!

Leslie said...

That sounds great Karen!!!
I am loving the new august header
~ just can't believe that it is august already. sheeesh.
Have a great thursday

Susanne said...

Yum, yum, yum. It's going to be corn season here pretty soon so I'm tucking this one away for when the fresh corn is out!

Mereknits said...

Oh it sounds so yummy. You are one lucky girl,