Chicken Corn Chowder

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.

Yield: 4 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 394
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fat: 11.5g
  • Saturated fat: 5.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 35.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 40.7g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Cholesterol: 84mg
  • Iron: 2.2mg
  • Sodium: 534mg
  • Calcium: 293mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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