Friday, November 14, 2014

Recipe - Crock Pot Chicken Corn Chowder

Say that name fives times fast.  I thought about just naming it "the C soup," but that's not very descriptive.

Anyway.

Yesterday just kind of called for soup.  I had a few different things that probably would have been a little bit more convenient to make for dinner, but nope.  When it's drizzling and 35 degrees in south Mississippi, only a good, hearty soup will do.

I recently found this recipe for Potato Soup from Paula Deen...it looked amazing and really easy, but I thought it just kind of needed something extra to make it a full meal.  So, I played around with the ingredients a little bit, added and took away, until it was where I wanted it.  And man, did it turn out wonderfully!  This will definitely make its way into our dinner rotation, especially during winter...it's perfect for a cold night.

Here's my modified version!


Recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Corn Chowder...this one is so incredibly easy and delicious!


Crock Pot Chicken Corn Chowder



Ingredients

1 Rotisserie Chicken, meat removed and shredded
(Sidenote:  This is one of my absolute favorite shortcuts lately!  Per pound, there is very little difference in the price of rotisserie chicken vs. buying it as a boneless, skinless chicken breast.  It's already cooked and tastes so much better than anything I could make!)
1 16oz bag frozen shredded hash browns (not thawed)
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
3 cups chicken broth (I made mine from chicken bullion, but you could definitely use canned...just use about 2 cans.)
1 14.5 oz can whole kernel corn, undrained
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 8oz block cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup shredded cheddar

Directions

In a Crock Pot, combine chicken, hash browns, soup, broth, corn, and seasonings.  Mix well.  Cook on low for 4 hours.

About 15 minutes before serving, add in cream cheese (broken into spoonfuls) and 2/3 cup cheddar. Stir well to incorporate cheeses into soup.

Serve with remaining cheddar topping each bowl.  I served ours with grilled cheese sandwiches!



Recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Corn Chowder...this one is so incredibly easy and delicious!