Monday, December 3, 2012

Light Chicken Corn Chowder

Yay!  Looks like the kitchen curse is over.  I must say though, I've never made a soup from Cooking Light that I didn't adore - I should have known this one would be no different!  This soup literally took 30 minutes to prep and cook, and it was soooo yummy!  I love this soup because it's hearty, spicy, and sweet and because my husband took a bite and said, "Okay, how much butter?" ... none...  "Well, it has that heavy cream stuff, right?" ...not a drop!  No butter, no cream, but all of the creamy good-ness!  Reminds me of this other fabulous Cooking Light soup.
Best dishes and yummy dreams!


Light Chicken Corn Chowder
Recipe adapted from:  Cooking Light via

Serves 4

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. chopped sweet onion
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
2 Tbsp. flour
2 c. reduced-fat milk (2%)
1 c. chicken stock
2 c. shredded roasted chicken (leftover chicken, or rotisserie)
1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 can creamed corn
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. (or less) cayenne
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

*Optional - 2 c. diced potatoes

1.  In a dutch oven, saute celery, onion, and jalapeno in olive oil until tender. 
2.  Add the flour and stir for one minute.
3.  Add the milk and the remaining ingredients.
4.  Bring the soup to a boil (if you add potatoes, you may need to boil for a longer period of time), then reduce heat and simmer.
5.  Top with red pepper sauce and serve with crusty bread.


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Thanks for reading, loves xo


Alyssa Rivers said...

I love corn chowder!! It looks delish! New follower here from the link party! Would love for you to visit me and join as wel!!

Kendra said...

Your Light Chicken Corn Chowder looks so delicious! I’ve been looking for healthy chowder and I think this is it! I would love it if you would share this on my very first Whisk Away Wednesday Linky Party on December 5th at I can't wait to see you there! You now have a new follower on FB!

North Carolina, United States said...

Your recipe for corn chowder looks yummy! I copied the recipe and will enjoy making this for my family this winter. Thanks for posting!


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Kendra said...

Thank you for stopping by my Whisk Away Wednesday Linky Party and sharing your Light Chicken Corn Chowder recipe! I hope to see you at the next Whisk Away Wednesday! Have a great week!