Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cheesy Chicken Chowder

Oh boy this is true comfort food!! Not so healthy for you but oh so good on a chilly fall or winter day!!. Sometimes we all need to indulge and have yummy fattening food for us. We ate this with some nice fresh homemade whole wheat bread. So so so tasty!!!

2(32 oz) boxes chicken broth
3 cups peeled,diced potatoes
2-3 cups diced carrots(i used three)
1 1/2 cup diced celery
1 onion diced
2 T. Minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
4 cups milk or cream(I used half milk half cream)
4 cups cheddar cheese shredded
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 cup frozen corn

In a large pot,bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion,garlic, salt and pepper. Bring back to a boil, lower heat and simmer until the veggies are tender 20-30 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the flour, mix well and let it bubble(simmer) for 1 minute, while stirring constantly. Gradually whisk in the milk/cream and cook over low heat until slightly thickened. Stir in the cheese and cook until melted. Add the cheese mixture to the broth and cooked vegggies along with the chicken and frozen corn. Cook and stir occasionally over low heat for another 20 minutes or so. Serve with warm rolls or bread!!

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