Can we talk about how it just keeps snowing here in Colorado?
I didn’t really expect snow because last I’d heard, the weather guy was literally saying “Expect between 2 inches and 32 inches” which, you know, is kind of a broad range. And the jerk’s been known to lie about snow before. Plus the grocery stores were packed because everyone was buying ALL THE BOTTLED WATER and I just wanted to yell, “Quit! You’re jinxing it and it’s never going to snow and you’re going to be stuck with 57 cases of bottled water in your laundry room!”
Yeah, I’m totally that annoying person that doesn’t talk about certain things or won’t do certain things because I’m afraid of jinxing something.
My brain. It does funny things.
But anyway, it snowed a ton (somewhere between 2 and 32 inches – thanks weather guy!) and like I mentioned yesterday, we went sledding and then we went sledding some more and then we threw snowballs at each other. Because who knows when we’ll live in a snowy place again!
I made this Corn and Chicken Chowder to warm up after all the sledding. I don’t really know what inspired me to make soup because my kids seriously have no idea what to do with soup. But I think this one was thick enough and had enough going on because they were all about it. My oldest even said, “I had no idea I liked soup!”
It’s got corn and chicken and potatoes. And there may even be some bacon in there!
Yeah, there’s definitely bacon.
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Corn and Chicken Chowder
adapted from Buns In My Oven
- 6 slices bacon, chopped
- 8 green onions, sliced
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 cups whole milk
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
- 1 15-ounce can corn
- 1 15-ounce can creamed corn
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup shredded cheddar, for serving
- In a large pot, cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon, leaving the fat. Save the bacon for serving!
- Put green onions and sliced potatoes in pot with bacon fat and cook until the green onions have softened, just a minute or two. Sprinkle flour over top and stir for another minute. Pour in milk, chicken broth, Old Bay, parsley, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower to a simmer and cook until potatoes have softened, about 15 minutes. Add both cans of corn and the chicken, continue cooking until everything is heated through.
- Serve immediately with bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions sprinkled on top.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 980mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 22g
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
I’m so jealous of your snow! We’ve just had lots of cold. Love chowder like this on a chilly evening!
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
I’m actually a little jealous of your snow and sledding!! Before we left for Australia it had snowed maybe twice? And just a little bit. Not that I love snow, but the snow sports and sledding are fun! And of course snowball fights! But the best thing about the cold are the warm comforting soups like this one – delicious!! And such beautiful pictures!
Susan | LunaCafe says
I love soup year round but especially this time of year. Chicken and corn chowder sounds fantastic–filling and soul satisfying. Will definitely try it.
This sounds amazing on a cold, dreary day!
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says
I love chowder like this! My Mama has always added these yummy ingredients to her chowder. But I agree with you – the chicken, bacon, potatoes makes this so substantial -more so than many soups.
So Delicious – and your pictures make me hungry!
This looks like such a comforting soup! Love the addition of chicken.
Paula Jones says
I have been craving soup which rarely happens because I don’t particularly like soup. But my tastes have been changing which really pisses me off because I don’t need to like more food. I need to not like anything. #bikiniseason This looks really good though with lots of potatoes that I love.
Becca from ItsYummi.com says
I’m a soup-a-holic, so I can’t understand the “I never knew I liked soup”, but WOW, did you make a fantastic one!
Oh we are huge soup eaters! This winter Ohio has had a ton of snow too so I’ve been making soup at least once a week, this is going on the menu this week!
heather @french press says
all that beautiful bacon…SO good! I really miss snow, I know if I lived somewhere it snow, I wouldn’t feel that way, but today I am envious of all your sledding and chowder eating
Laura @MotherWouldKnow says
I love chowders of all kinds and this one looks particularly easy and delicious. And of course, with bacon, it can’t miss! There is nothing like a soup that uses up those bits of chicken that I often have leftover after serving roasted chicken.
Heather | girlichef says
LOL, “I had no idea I liked soup”! That’s awesome. Chicken Corn Chowder was one of my favorites growing up, and every time I see it I remember how much I love it. Time to make a batch while I cower inside my house from the bitter cold outside…
kristy @ the wicked noodle says
It is frigidly cold here in VA this morning; just one look at this yummy soup makes me feel a bit warmer already! Looks so good!
Kristy @ Chocolate Slopes says
Perfect after a day in the snow! Living in Michigan I can relate to lots of snow, however, you have the gorgeous mountains nearby :) Oh how I would LOVE to live in Colorado!
Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon says
We haven’t even had enough snow this year for the kids to go sledding and I live in Minnesota. It’s been freeezzing here though, so this soup is the perfect to warm up!
David @ CookingChat says
Can relate to all the snow here in Boston! Great soup weather though, and this one looks good.