Sunday, January 8, 2012

Scrumptious Sunday

On our way back from PA last week we arrived back home right around dinnertime.  Only one problem, our fridge and cupboards were just a little bare.  Fortunately on the way home we swung into the market and grabbed a picky chicken, aka rotisserie.  It made for a quick meal with some frozen veggies and 90 second rice, but what to do with over half a chicken we had left?  My husband loves corn chowder so it was an easy choice to make chicken corn chowder.  I'd made the recipe once before and it was a hit with the boys.  Plus, I didn't have to cook the chicken for it which made it much easier and quicker to cook!  Here's the recipe!

Chicken Corn Chowder

1 tablespoon butter
6 green onions
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (I use a wee bit more, but we love pepper!)
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen corn kernnels, thawed
1 (14 ounce) can fat-free, less sodium chicken broth
2 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup (2 oz) preschredded cheese (I forgot to add this last time, whoops!)

Melt butter in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat.  Remove green tops from green onions.  Chop green onion tops and set aside.  Thinly slice white portion of each onion.  Add sliced onions to pan; saute two minutes.  Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly with a whisk.  Stir in chicken, salt, pepper, one package of corn and broth; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, simmer five minutes.

While mixture simmers, combine the remaining corn and milk in a blender; process until smooth.  Make sure you have thawed the corn or it will remain lumpy and not get the correct texture. Trust me, I know! ;)  The outcome is a chunkier chowder vs. a creamier chowder.

Add mixture to pan; simmer two minute or until heated through.  Ladle two cups chowder each into four soup bowls.  Sprinkle green onions on top.  Top each serving with two tablespoons cheese. 

394 calories, less if you leave off the cheese, for dinner!  Pair it with a yummy salad and maybe some crescent rolls and you're good to go!


  1. You had me at chicken. I've been on this blog search kick for recipes for my stubborn eater and I can't wait to try this one. All ingredients in it is practically all she'll eat. Thanks!

    A grateful fellow Marine Wife

  2. You're welcome Valerie! Hope it's a huge hit with your little one, just like it is with mine! :)