Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder

Brrr, it is cold outside. A warm and spicy soup to get your blood flowing!

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I made this one night when my Mom was visiting and we enjoyed it!

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Via Allrecipes and Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds cooked chicken, cut into 1-inch pieces (I used chicken thighs I had already cooked in the crock pot, any cut would work)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 ribs of celery, diced
  • 3 tablespoon total butter  and/or olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheese of your choice (I used Colby Jack)
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies OR jalapenos for even more kick
  • 1/4 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • Additional veggies if you want – carrots, cauliflower, broccoli or more would be good– cook them in advance
  • Minced fresh cilantro, croutons, extra cheese, jalapenos, green onion or more are all optional for toppings

Directions

  • In a large pot, sauté the onion and celery in the butter and olive oil until translucent. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the water, chicken, bouillon and cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream, cheese, corn, chilies and hot pepper sauce. Cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted and veggies cooked; add tomato. Sprinkle with cilantro if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).

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I had some extra broccoli and cauliflower in the kitchen and that is where the step of optional extra veggies come in. It added great flavor and bulk to the soup.

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If you are afraid of heat, keep out some of the jalapeno or cut back on the hot sauce.

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I love heat so bring it on. I could have had it hotter! Top with some cool cilantro and fresh green onion to cut the heat a bit. Enjoy!

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About Feisty Eats

I love to eat, entertain, exercise and try new life adventures. I am in my 30's and have a great husband, dog (Winston) and cat (Brinklie). I love to try or make new recipes and drink new beers.
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