Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cheesy Corn and Chicken Chowder

After writing yesterday's blog post, I decided to dig through posts I've written in the past. I did it for no good reason, because I had plenty of other things I should have been doing.
Anyway, I came across this one, http://paula-queenofmycastle.blogspot.com/2010/11/today-i.html amongst others, and realized I mentioned a chowder that I made that day and haven't made since. Someone even asked for the recipe in the comments, and I apparently just ignored that.
On a weird note, I get an email this morning from someone who just commented on that same post, written over a year ago and wanted that recipe too. What are the odds?

So, I was forced to dig through cookbooks, bookmarked web sites etc until I found said recipe. I finally found one in one of my Goose berry Patch cookbooks (Slow Cookers, Casseroles & Skillets) that is titled: Country Chicken Chowder.
You may be asking, "How did you know this was the recipe you used? It's not the same soup as what you described?"  I'll tell you how I knew. The page in the cookbook with this recipe on it has food splattered over it. It's all the evidence I need.

The recipe in the book is this:
Country Chicken Chowder
2 T butter
1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders
2 10- 3/4 oz cans cream of potato soup
1 1/2 C chicken broth
2 onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 C frozen corn
1 t dill weed
1/2 C half and half.
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until golden. Place chicken in a slow cooker, stir in remaining ingredients except half and half. Cover and cook on low setting for 3 to 4 hours. Shortly before serving time, turn off slow cooker, stir in half and half. Cover and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes, until heated through. (serves 8)

I'm sure I cut that recipe in half. No way the three of us needed that much soup. I also must have added some cheese in there at some point. (thus the "cheesy" part of the name)
I know I didn't add dill because that's just not like me.

So, in the post so long ago, I described it as delicious. I'm making it next week. I will let you know if I still like it. If any of you decide to make this before I do, let me know how it turns out. Clearly, I've lost my mind.


Jennifer said...

This sounds sooo good! Can't wait for a colder day in this mild winter so I can try it out!

Renee said...

Thanks for posting the recipe. I will have to give it a whirl!