Well, it is finally getting cold and that means I start to crave soups, bisques, chowders and stews and order them at different places. I had the best bacon corn chowder at a little cafe the other day with a bagel. It really made me want to make a big pot of my corn chowder. I made this one up a few months ago by starring deeply into the fridge, freezer, and pantry for a very long time, repeat... very long time, and wondering what I could possibly make out of all that. What I made is a big steaming pot of comfort food with a great citrus tang to it. I hope you try this one out. My mom and stepdad tried it and loved it so much I sent all my leftovers home with them. My husband has even requested it again so it must be a winner!
GREEN CHILI CHICKEN CORN CHOWDER
(will be accepting suggestions for a better title)
1 lemon pepper rotisserie chicken, de-skinned and shredded
1 large chopped vidalia or sweet yellow onion
2 poblano peppers, de-veined, de-seeded and chopped
1 can diced green chilis
1 frozen roll of Mackenzie's white creamed corn
1 frozen roll of Mackenzie's southern fried corn
4 cups chicken stock
1 pint of heavy whipping cream (do not substitute milk..... you will be sorry)
2 tblsp olive oil
Juice of two limes
one handful fresh cilantro finely chopped
1/2 bunch green onions finely sliced
salt and pepper to taste (and I added 1/4 tsp powdered jalapeno for extra kick)
Break out your best soup pot. Saute the vidalia onions , poblano, and chilis in the olive oil until the onions are sweated down. Add the chicken, chicken stock, and both rolls of frozen corn. Let come together for about 25 min on low heat. Add in the cream, lime juice, cilantro and green onions and let all the flavors mingle for 5 minutes. If you feel like making this dish in advance remember that soups always taste better the next day! Garnish with a lime slice and a few extra cilantro leaves. I didn't add bacon to mine simply because I didn't have it that day but I bet a few slices of cooked and crumbled bacon would put this soup over the top. Add a bit more chicken stock if you think it is too thick.
Servings: Unknown..... didn't get a chance to count them, enough for 8 people at least.
Next post will probably be Our Secret Family Recipe for Chocolate Chili! (Don't worry.... I asked permission first, it is too good and interesting not to share)