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Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder

Sidenote by Amy:  This is by far my favorite soup ever...flavorful, creamy, warm, delish!   

1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
(I use three of the frozen chicken breasts from Costco, I mean do they really think we all have food scales in our kitchens?)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1-2 cloves minced garlic
3 Tbsp butter
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 cup hot water
1/2 to 1 tsp ground cumin
2 cups half and half
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 (14 3/4oz) cream style corn
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies, undrained
1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce
1 medium tomato, chopped
fresh cilantro

In a dutch over or large saucepan, brown chicken, onion, and garlic in butter until chicken is no longer pink. Dissolve the bouillon in hot water. Add to pan along with cumin; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add half and half, cheese, corn, chilies, and Tabasco sauce. Cook and stir over low hear until the cheese is melted. Stir in chopped tomato. Serve immediately. Garnish with cilantro.

Emily's notes: I always use cilantro and I just add some into the soup at the end instead of just as a garnish. Also, I like a little bit thicker soup so I made a roux using 2Tbsp butter and 2Tbsp flour, microwaved it, stirred it up and added it to the soup to thicken it. And, lastly, it is great with tortilla strips! Hope you enjoy.

submitted by Emily 

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 10:40PM by Registered CommenterAmy in , | Comments4 Comments | References1 Reference

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Reader Comments (4)

I made this last night and it was absolutely perfect for a weekend and cold winter night. All of my boys loved it too. The cilantro was the perfect addition for flavor. Thanks for this cool website. I'm going to use it alot.

February 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucy

Yumm. We had our's with cornbread.

February 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

I made this last night with the Amish white bread and they were both delicious! Both easy to make too!

March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

This was so good and it came together so quickly. Will definitely be making again!

March 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

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