Thursday, November 8, 2012

chicken corn chowder

My cousin Kara made this soup for us at book club a couple months ago and I’ve been craving it ever since. 

So I made it for Halloween night instead of our traditional taco soup.  I got pumpkin bread bowls to make it extra festive.

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I think I was WAY more excited about those bowls than my family was.  Let’s just admire that work of art for a minute…

Ok, here’s the recipe:

2 large cans chicken broth

2 pkg. cream cheese, softened (I just used one because that’s all I had and it was still delish)

1 chopped onion

2 cloves crushed garlic

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

1 tbs. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin

2 c. or 16 oz. Pace picante

3-4 cans of chicken (I boiled and shredded mine instead cause that’s what Kara did and I loved hers…)

1 c. milk or cream (I used cream cause I wanted to make up for the lack of cream cheese…)

2 cans corn

1 can black beans (drained)

avocado

Sauté onion and garlic in 2 tbs. olive oil, add broth, milk or cream, cream cheese, corn, salsa, beans and bring it all to a boil.  Add the cilantro and chopped avocado at the very end of cooking.  You can add a dollop of sour cream, cheese or crushed chips but I think it’s perfect without.

Makes my mouth water to think about this…maybe I better go make some more.

9 comments:

delilas said...

Thanks for sharing! I made soup and put them in bread bowls and my fam was a little indifferent to all the excitement of them. I tried your Spinach Manicotti the other night, I absolutely loved it, a keeper.

Spencer Family said...

Yum! That looks so good. I love the recipes your posting. We had your lettuce wraps the other night--big hit! And tonight we're having manicotti. This soup will definitely be on the menu next week. Thank you!

Lara said...

I am going to make this for my family tonight and I wondered how many ounces the large cans of broth contain? Our store only sells them in 15-ounce cans and 32-ounce boxes. E

Christine said...

My favorite blog at the moment, followed all the way from Norway. Thank you for sharing your life!
Christine

kristin said...

Y-U-M! Totally trying this recipe over the weekend...thanks for sharing!

Welcome to Our Story said...

Just made this tonight and it was great! I cooked my chicken in a crock pot because I love shredding it that way. Thanks for sharing and the pumpkin bowls look so delicious!

Brianna said...

Shawni...sounds yummy! I will have to try this out but, allergy free and let you know how it goes...So, did you make those little pumpkin bowls?

Shantel Cowan said...

YUMMO! Thank you for this recipe! Made it tonight and it is so good.

Love your blog-you have me thinking about starting my own blog. Thanks.

camie said...

This soup is absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing!!

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