I Love You, Chowder

14 Nov

So, it’s been a while. Sorry about that. But in a world where we have constant deadlines for papers and problem sets, some things get put off. BUT, WE’RE BACK! My roommate made this dish a while back, but we can’t quite remember why. We watched I Love You, Man while we ate our meal, but Chicken and Corn Chowder really have nothing to do with that movie. But we do love Paul Rudd. Really, since he did Clueless, he’s forever a heartthrob for our generation. You know, the nerdy, funny heartthrob. Also, Jason Segel = hilarious. When he’s wearing Uggs, I DIE. OF LAUGHTER. So WATCH IT. It’s hilarious. (I hope my rather excessive use of caps tells you how great this movie is.)

Read about our Chowder after the jump…

Anyway, Chicken and Corn Chowder, adapted from here. The soup served the 4 of us twice. It kept well in the fridge and was good reheated.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 bacon slices
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 cups frozen corn kernels
  • .75 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch
    chunks (we used about 7 small yukon golds from a bag)
  • 3.5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut
  • into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 6 green onions, white and pale green parts,
    thinly sliced
  • 3 tbs. minced fresh thyme
  • 2.5 cups half-and-half
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:
Step 1. Cook the bacon until crisp as we did here. Keep the grease and break up the bacon into bits for topping.

Step 2. Pour the bacon grease into a very large soup pot. Add the chopped up bell pepper, potatoes and frozen corn. Cook until just softened and starting to caramelize. (About 5 minutes)


Step 3. Add the broth, cover and boil. Cook until potatoes start to get tender. (About 5 minutes)

Step 4. Add the chicken breasts and cover. Cook until the chicken is cooked through. (About 5/7 minutes)

Step 5. Add the green onions, thyme and half-and-half.

Step 6. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and cook, uncovered, until heated through.(About 3 minutes)

Step 7. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 8. Ladle into bowls, top with bacon (if you eat bacon) and enjoy. We sure did.

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