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Chicken Corn Chowder

Yield 4 servings
Corn kernels pureed with milk create the rich, smooth texture of this classic chicken corn chowder. A tossed salad makes a perfect pairing for this easy meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 green onions
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen corn kernels, thawed and divided
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) preshredded cheddar cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 394
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 11.5 g
  • satfat 5.8 g
  • monofat 3.4 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 35.5 g
  • carbohydrate 40.7 g
  • fiber 4.5 g
  • cholesterol 84 mg
  • iron 2.2 mg
  • sodium 534 mg
  • calcium 293 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove green tops from green onions. Chop green onion tops; set aside. Thinly slice white portion of each onion. Add sliced onions to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in chicken, salt, pepper, 1 package of corn, and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.

  2. While mixture simmers, combine the remaining corn and milk in a blender; process until smooth. Add milk mixture to pan; simmer 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Ladle 2 cups chowder into each of 4 soup bowls; sprinkle evenly with green onion tops. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese.