Corn Chowder sounds good, and the spicier the better, as far as I’m concerned, so I found this lovely, highly rated recipe at allrecipes.com to try this evening:
Spicy, Creamy Corn Chowder
Originally submitted to allrecipes.com by: Jeanne Jones
Modified by: Patti
Photo by: SunnyByrd
“This creamy chicken and corn chowder, made spicy with ground cumin, green chilies, and hot pepper sauce, will warm you right through. Shredded Monterey jack or sharp cheddar cheese and half and half make this soup rich and delicious.”
Prep Time: 20 minutes Ready in: 55 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves: 6 hearty diners
3 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts- cut into bite-size pieces
1 large chopped onion
4+ clove garlic- minced
5-6 Tbsp butter
4 heaping Tbsp Frontier brand chicken flavored broth powder (or bouillon)
2 cup hot water
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
4 cups half and half
3 cups shredded Sharp Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
1- 1 lb. 2 oz. bag frozen white sweet corn (I use Pictsweet “family size” from Walmart)
Cream in blender: almost cover with water, add dash of salt, pref. sweetener
1 1/2 – 7oz can diced green chiles
3 dashes hot pepper sauce
3 carrots- chopped
fresh cilantro sprigs for garnish (optional)
1. In a dutch oven, brown chicken, onion, and garlic in butter until chicken is no longer pink.
2. Dissolve the bouillon (or powder) in hot water; Pour into Dutch oven, and season with cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Stir in cream, cheese, corn, chilies, and hot pepper sauce. Cook, stirring frequently, until the cheese is melted. Stir in chopped carrot. Simmer until carrot is softened. Garnish with cilantro.
Update: This recipe originally said serves 8, however I knew when I started I needed to double it for my family of 6. I used a whole large onion, 4 times as much garlic, etc. I’m changing the servings amount above to 6, and the ingredient quantities to reflect how I modified the original recipe. I also omitted the tomato and replaced it with chopped carrots. This was absolutely DELICIOUS, my whole family loved it, including me. It’s a five star keeper!