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Creamy Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder (30 Minutes!)

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Chicken Corn Chowder that’s lightened up, infused with Mexican seasonings, all made in a single pot and in your desk in lower than 30 minutes!  


This Chicken Corn Chowder is loaded with juicy hen, corn, tomatoes, pink bell peppers, cheese and the choices of potatoes, rice and/or bacon! Its tacky, creamy (with none heavy cream!), comforting and the layers of flavors are out of this world.  It’s principally “dump and run” however tastes prefer it’s been simmering for hours!   I’ve additionally included tips for lightening up this Chicken Corn Chowder which you’ll love – virtually as a lot as you’ll love the creamy, fiestalicious slurpfuls.  Virtually. 

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Chicken Corn Chowder

I’ve lots of soup recipes as a result of I LOVE Soup, lots of which I’ve lightened up like my White Chicken Chili, Broccoli Cheese Soup, and Potato Soup and whereas I really like all of them, this creamy Chicken Corn Chowder is certainly a favourite.  I craved this soup till each final drop was gone.  After which some.  I feel you’ll crave it too.

This One Pot Chicken Corn Chicken Chowder recipe, comes collectively extremely shortly and nearly all of “making” this corn chowder is just dumping in cans and spices.  Your style buds shall be blown away on the punch of taste from so little effort they usually undoubtedly gained’t consider this soup is lightened up!

What’s Corn Chowder?

Corn Chowder is a thick and creamy soup historically with hen and potatoes.  I’ve taken conventional Chicken Corn Chowder and added Mexican seasonings to create probably the most flavorful corn chowder you’ve ever tasted!

How Do I make Wholesome Chicken Corn Chowder?

We’re capable of obtain such a creamy skinny Chicken Corn Chowder with out all of the fats by:

  1. Roux:  Making a roux of flour, olive oil and butter then including hen broth creates a thick, creamy sauce-like base.   This eliminates our want to make use of heavy cream.
  2. Cornstarch:   Cornstarch additional thickens the Chicken Corn Chowder with out having so as to add additional butter that including extra flour would require
  3. Cream cheese:  Utilizing 1/three fats cream cheese provides a wealthy, creamy tanginess with out as a lot fats as heavy cream.
  4. Creamed corn:   Creamed corn provides additional physique to the corn chowder and the identical trick I exploit in my Skinny Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese (superb).  The pure creaminess of creamed corn is a life altering as a secret ingredient.

 

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What Components do I want for Chicken Corn Chowder?

  • hen breasts: I exploit hen breasts as a result of they space leaner however you need to use hen thighs in case you favor.
  • onion:  you could substitute 1 teaspoon onion powder for these lazy days you don’t really feel like chopping
  • garlic:  you possibly can substitute 1 half teaspoons garlic powder.
  • jalapeno:  the jalapeno won’t make this Chicken Corn Chowder spicy – simply add some taste. You an add extra warmth with scorching sauce or cayenne pepper on the finish of cooking. 
  • purple bell pepper:  you possibly can substitute a inexperienced bell pepper if that’s all you will have available.
  • flour:  I’m positive gluten free flour would work nice right here.
  • hen broth:  ensure you use low sodium hen broth or your Chicken Corn Chowder may be too salty.
  • cornstarch:  helps thicken the soup or you could use 1 tablespoon further flour
  • seasonings:  cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika,a dried oregano, salt and pepper  – I can virtually style the fiestaliciouusness!
  • cream-style corn:  a should to make this soup additional creamy!
  • petite diced tomatoes:  ensure you use diced tomatoes with none added seasonings
  • diced inexperienced chilies: use solely canned MILD diced inexperienced chiles or else your soup shall be too scorching.
  • cream cheese:  make sure that your cream cheese is sort of delicate so it is going to soften simply. 
  • cheese:  you should use any combo you want from Mexican cheese mix or 1/2 cup every cheddar, Monterrey

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Can I exploit Frozen Corn for Corn Chowder?

I choose recent or canned corn for this Chicken Corn Chowder recipe as a result of the feel holds up higher.

  • Canned Corn:  drain and rinse earlier than including to the chowder.
  • Recent corn: you will have about 2 cups candy corn.
  • Frozen corn:  use solely as a final resort.  Be sure that the corn is thawed earlier than including to the soup in any other case it’ll add additional liquid which can make the chowder much less creamy.

Can I exploit Rotisserie Chicken for Chicken Corn Chowder?

Completely!   You will want about about 2 half cups shredded rotisserie hen.  Add the hen to the corn chowder after step four, earlier than you add the cheeses.

Can I add Greens to Chicken Corn Chowder?

Completely!  I’ve caught with the fundamentals, however you possibly can add zucchini, carrots, potatoes, and so on.  You can too add black beans!

Can I add  Rice to Chicken Corn Chowder?

I really like the added texture of rice!  You’ll be able to add cooked rice to creamy Chicken Corn Chowder (I LOVE wild rice) or you’ll be able to prepare dinner your rice instantly within the soup like I do in my Chicken Fajita Rice Soup.  In the event you select to prepare dinner your rice within the soup you will want so as to add further hen broth and regulate cooking time accordingly.

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How do You Make Chicken Corn Chowder?

To make this Chicken Corn Chowder:

  1. saute your onion, jalapeno and hen breasts in some olive oil/butter
  2. add your bell peppers, garlic, and flour and prepare dinner for 2 minutes then its dumping time!
  3. add your hen broth, creamed corn, entire corn, diced tomatoes, inexperienced chilies and all seasonings/spices.
  4. convey to a boil then scale back to a simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring sometimes.
  5. lastly, stir in your Mexican cheese and decreased fats cream cheese till splendidly clean and creamy.

How do I thicken Chicken Corn Chowder?

You’ll be able to customise the consistency of your Chicken Corn Chowder by including both heavy cream or further cream cheese for a creamier soup.  For a thicker soup, whisk 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1/four cup water and add to soup then simmer for five minutes.  For a thinner soup, add addiitonal milk or hen broth.

What goes with Chicken Corn Chowder?

Toppings, toppings toppings!  Toppings are a part of the enjoyable of Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder and a approach for everybody to customise their soup.  Toppings like cheese, avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, tortilla chips and so forth.

So far as sides for Chicken Corn Chowder, listed here are a couple of concepts:

up close of a bowl of Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder topped with avocados, tomatoes and cilantro

How lengthy does Chicken Corn Chowder Final?

Not very lengthy at our home!  You’ll be able to refrigerate Chicken Corn Chowder in an hermetic container and retailer within the fridge for as much as 5 days.

Can I freeze hen Corn Chowder?

I don’t advocate freezing Chicken Corn Chowder with the cream cheese and cheeses as a result of the fats within the cheeses will separate and create a humorous texture.  You possibly can freeze your Chicken Corn Chowder with out the cream cheese and Mexican cheeses.

How do I freeze Chicken Corn Chowder?

  1. Comply with recipe as much as the purpose of including cream cheese – don’t add cream cheese or cheeses.
  2. Let soup cool utterly.
  3. Add Chicken Corn Chowder to a freezer measurement bag or hermetic freezer protected container.
  4. Push out any extra air, seal, seal and freeze for as much as three months.
  5. When able to eat, let corn chowder thaw within the fridge.
  6. Switch soup to a Dutch oven/soup pot and heat over the range.
  7. As soon as heat, stir in cream cheese till melted adopted by cheeses till melted.

 

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30 Minute Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder (lightened up)

This 30 Minute LIGHTENED UP Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder is destined to develop into one in every of your favourite soups ever!  Its tacky, creamy (with none heavy cream!), comforting and the layers of flavors are out of this world – and all made in a single pot! 

30 Minute LIGHTENED UP Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder is one of my family's favorite soups ever! Its cheesy, creamy (without any heavy cream!), comforting and the layers of flavors are out of this world!

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Components

Mexican Corn Chicken Chowder

  • three tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ giant onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, deveined, minced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless hen breasts, chopped (raw)
  • 2 teaspoons floor cumin
  • 1 tsp EACH salt, chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp EACH smoked paprika, dried oregano
  • 1 purple bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/four cup flour
  • four garlic cloves, minced
  • four cups low sodium hen broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 14.75 oz. cans cream-style corn
  • 1 15 oz. can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14 oz. can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 four oz. can delicate diced inexperienced chilies
  • four oz. cream cheese, softened (I exploit 1/three much less fats)
  • eight oz. Mexican cheese mix or 1/2 cup every cheddar, Monterrey
  • Scorching sauce to style

Garnish (non-compulsory)

  • bitter cream (extremely beneficial)
  • cheese
  • cilantro
  • Avocados
  • Tomatoes
  • Tortilla chips

Elements

Mexican Corn Chicken Chowder

  • three tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ giant onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, deveined, minced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless hen breasts, chopped (raw)
  • 2 teaspoons floor cumin
  • 1 tsp EACH salt, chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp EACH smoked paprika, dried oregano
  • 1 pink bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/four cup flour
  • four garlic cloves, minced
  • four cups low sodium hen broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 14.75 oz. cans cream-style corn
  • 1 15 oz. can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14 oz. can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 four oz. can delicate diced inexperienced chilies
  • four oz. cream cheese, softened (I exploit 1/three much less fats)
  • eight oz. Mexican cheese mix or 1/2 cup every cheddar, Monterrey
  • Scorching sauce to style

Garnish (optionally available)

  • bitter cream (extremely beneficial)
  • cheese
  • cilantro
  • Avocados
  • Tomatoes
  • Tortilla chips
30 Minute LIGHTENED UP Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder is one of my family's favorite soups ever! Its cheesy, creamy (without any heavy cream!), comforting and the layers of flavors are out of this world!

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Directions

  1. Soften butter in olive oil over medium excessive warmth in a big Dutch oven/soup pot. Add hen, onions, jalapenos and all seasonings and sauté for three minutes.

  2. Add bell peppers, garlic, and flour. Prepare dinner, stirring continually, for two minutes.

  3. Flip warmth to low and regularly stir in three cups hen broth.

  4. Whisk 2 tablespoons cornstarch with remaining 1 cup hen broth and add to soup. Stir in creamed corn, entire corn, diced tomatoes, and inexperienced chilies. Deliver to a boil then scale back to a simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring sometimes.

  5. Flip warmth to low and stir in softened cream cheese and Mexican cheese. Proceed to stir till utterly melted.

  6. Garnish particular person servings with desired toppings.

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