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Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe
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Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

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I like to make this smooth, creamy soup when company comes to visit. Its zippy flavor is full of Southwestern flair. My family enjoys dipping slices of homemade bread in this chowder to soak up every bite! —Susan Garoutte, Georgetown, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 1/4 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • Minced fresh cilantro, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 368 calories, 21 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 114 mg cholesterol, 753 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, brown chicken and onion in butter until chicken is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the water, bouillon and cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the cream, cheese, corn, chilies and hot pepper sauce. Cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted; add tomato. Sprinkle with cilantro if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder in Taste of Home October/November 1996, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 368 calories, 21 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 114 mg cholesterol, 753 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"This has good flavor and it's easy to add or exchange ingredients. Instead of a tomato (which I didn't have on hand in winter), I threw is salsa. I also used frozen corn instead of canned cream of corn."

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"This recipe is very good as written. However, it is a good starting point for a really great chowder! I add a can of white beans, whole kernel corn, chili powder and a 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes. I also used homemade chicken stock in place of the water and bouillon. It is a great chowder!"

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"Used fat-free half & half and left out the tomatoes (my daughter doesn't particularly like them). Was excellent and very easy! Will make again!"

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"This contest winning recipe did not need another great review but it is awesome! I too, used fresh corn and regular milk. Fabulous taste, hearty and very easy to put together. Easy to prepare on week night. This is going to become a regular in our house. This truly is a great recipe!"

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Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"Very good! Instead of half n half i used whole milk and used 4 cobs of fresh corn. I also used precooked chicken from the carryout cafe at my grocery store. I didnt try it with tomato tho as i was making this for another meal during the week. I will add it then. Picky daughter also liked it!!!"

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