Quick Chicken-Corn Chowder

  • bellymama Posted: 03/23/09
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    We enjoyed this soup. It was an easy way to use up left over rotisserie chicken. I served it with garlic bread sticks and a green salad. We made the chowder leftovers go a little bit farther by adding some orzo to it the next day. I also think some wild rice would be great in it!

  • spline16 Posted: 08/18/09
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    Yummy!! i doubled, almost tripled the recipe and used 1% milk. Also added 2 russett potatoes (cubed) and 1 diced red pepper to the tripled recipe. Absolutely delicious! Didnt have a jalepeno, but added extra red pepper for the "kick!"

  • DanaSam Posted: 05/28/09
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    This is incredibly easy to make and tastes awesome, too! I used whatever I had leftover from a grocery rotisserie chicken. I think the soup would be just as delicious without the chicken. Will make this again...

  • mikegallo Posted: 01/10/09
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    i used leftover turkey breast and it worked well. better the second day. I added a little tabasco sauce after dishing out for a little bite. The vegs in this are really crunchy.

  • gunnercade Posted: 01/17/10
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    I made this with frozen shrimp and smoked salmon for flavor, instead of chicken. The recipe worked great, except that the chowder was soupy--my fault for forgetting the flour. Texture problems notwithstanding, the taste was great. I'll make it again.

  • dayziegrl Posted: 02/22/09
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    quick and easy, made on a snow storm night, ate in front of fire with hot crusty bread.

  • kseibert Posted: 11/02/09
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    Excellent!! Didn't expect it to be as spicy as it was. My husband loved it too!

  • RebeccaCH Posted: 02/02/09
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    This was really good. I used 1% milk and it was little too rich for me so I might use half milk and half chicken broth next time like a previous person suggested. I added zucchini and red bell pepper to the onion and it was really good. I will definitely make this again!

  • pooky136 Posted: 09/02/10
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    This was very good and sooo easy. I shredding the chicked from a rotisserie chicken the day before as well as chopped the veggies. So on dinner night, I just through it in the pan and was ready to go. It was very good!

  • Rachel12345 Posted: 01/28/09
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    Came together SO quickly! Made the following changes: (1) used a olive oil instead of butter. (2) added a red bell pepper and some roasted green chiles to the vegetables. (3) Added 2 cups chicken stock and 2 cups 1% milk for liquid. (4) omitted ground red pepper; (5) added green onions and cilantro at end. GREAT RECIPE!!!

  • kpladson Posted: 11/01/09
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    This is a fabulous recipe and will definitely make again. Next time, I'd like to add potatoes instead of chicken as some others mentioned below. Question for you - did you cook the potatoes separately beforehand or allow time for them to cook in the final simmer?

  • MMoreau10 Posted: 08/23/09
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    This soup was fantastic and so easy to make! I did not have chicken on hand so I substituted diced red potatoes. I also did not have creamed corn so I added extra corn and used the immersion blender at the end to thicken it. I will definitely be making this recipe again!

  • csaunders80 Posted: 10/03/10
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    This soup does come together quickly but it needs WAY more salt than what is called for. I had to keep adding salt to get it to taste right. I used red bell peppers in place of the celery because that's what I had on hand and I did not use the jalapeno pepper because I didn't have any. I also added more thyme and added some mustard powder to add some interest. Overall a good base recipe for week night meals.

  • Kaitlindh Posted: 12/30/08
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    Superb! My husband requests this soup weekly and loves to have it with rye bread (whole wheat for me). He's counting calories and I'm counting food groups; it's perfect for both of us. We use olive oil instead of butter and increase the frozen corn to 2 cups.

  • princesscreese Posted: 01/09/09
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    I made this last night, and it was pretty tasy. When I make it again, I will not use the can of cream corn. I think that this made it too sweet tasting. I will instead just add more frozen or fresh corn. I also used fat free milk instead of 2% saving some calories and fat, and it worked out great. The leftovers are good too!

  • MeeshMech79 Posted: 01/18/09
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    I love, love, love this recipe! I made it on a Sunday for lunch the following week and I enjoyed it everyday. I did make some changes... I used rotisserie chicken (with skin removed) for ease and also used just a can of regular corn instead of fresh/frozen. I also used skim milk and it was still very creamy. I had several co-workers ask for the recipe at lunch and they've now made it too and rave about it. Definitely a keeper in my recipe rotation!

  • nanakathy Posted: 01/28/09
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    We absolutely LOVE this chowder! It's so easy to make and any leftovers are great for lunch the next day. It's especially tasty during the cold winter months.

  • cookfromsocal Posted: 10/28/10
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    This soup was outstanding. I used a small can of mild green chilies instead of the jalapeno pepper. With three of us, there was just enough left for lunch the next day for one person. A definite repeat.

  • SpikeyTheYorkie Posted: 02/09/09
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    This soup was excellent! I usually end up wasting at least some of my rotisserie chicken, but not anymore! My husband loved it, and even went back for seconds! I will definitely make it again, it was very easy and was made with ingredients I usually have in my cabinets and fridge. The only thing I changed was I had to add a little thickening at the end which I made by mixing cornstarch with some of the soup "juice". It was wonderful and thick!

  • aregester Posted: 01/14/11
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    This is a delicious and flavorful chowder recipe. The jalapeno gives it just the right amount of heat to make this recipe stand out from others I have tried. I plan to make this recipe again and again for my family.

  • rramos Posted: 03/05/09
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    Delicious soup. My husband is not a soup eater but he has requested I make this one again. It's quick and easy.

  • kapoth45 Posted: 01/02/11
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    this was really good - perfect for a cold, winter day. i would probably add more jalapeno or a pinch more of cayenne, but it's filling and easy. i used a rotisserie chicken and it came together super fast!

  • Tribe09 Posted: 12/14/09
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    This was so EASY and QUICK. I could not believe it. Next time I will use rotisserie chicken to give it some more flavor and maybe a little bit more spicy. Otherwise I loved it and I am looking forward to trying the leftovers in a day.

  • hoopmom Posted: 10/30/09
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    This chowder is excellent. It is thick and satisfying while being very easy to make. It is ready in no time at all. Give yourself a treat tonight and make this for your family.

  • jwhocutt Posted: 01/02/10
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    I used canned green chillies instead of the jalapeno and it was a great substitute! so quick ad so delicious. I also added a dash of cumin and curry powder which added to the overall flavor. we will definitely make this again!

  • abbyandchris Posted: 08/24/10
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    We halved the recipe, as there are only two of us eating. Everything was halved except the onion, butter, celery, jalapeno and creamed corn. Also, used skim milk (which is why we left the butter) and regular chicken breasts. Soup was great and very filling - good solid comfort food! Will make again - quick and easy weeknight meal!

  • Cindy Bee Posted: 10/16/09
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    Pretty yummy recipe, I added diced red bell peppers and some chicken stock. Next time I think I'll add diced potatoes and a bay leaf for more added flavor.

  • Gibby007 Posted: 10/10/09
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    This was fantastic. I made a few minor changes. I used skim milk, pre-cooked frozen chicken breast that I had on hand, and a can of corn instead of frozen because that's what I had on hand. I like spicy food but it was a little spicier than I would have preferred for a chowder. I used a very large jalapeno and probably could have done without the additional red pepper. I didn't care for the creamy white color of the soup so added a little paprika to improve the color. This was so quick and easy - it will become a regular on my weeknight meal iist. I'd also serve it for guests - but would definitely need to lighten up on the spiciness in that case.

  • kkeeley14 Posted: 10/21/09
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    i added some garlic and more salt than the recipe called for. super easy to make & healthy. good go to quick meal.

  • bcarp1354 Posted: 11/04/09
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    This is a terrifically flavorful and simple recipe. Use a rotisserie chicken and you can have this chowder ready to eat in 30 minutes. I cut the ground red (cayenne) pepper back to 1/8 tsp. I like spicy food but thought more than than overwhelmed the other flavors. I also used diced green chiles rather than jalapenos to moderate the heat level. Last change was adding 2 teaspoons of Nature's Seasons, a Morton's spice blend that is a good overall flavor enhancer.

  • Bella92 Posted: 10/27/09
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    I LOVE this chowder. Comes out perfectly every time, is super quick, and completely yummy.

  • NMarie Posted: 01/10/10
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    This is a great chowder recipe. It's very easy and quick, of course. The only change I made was using skim milk in place of 2%, as that's what I had on hand.

  • Sturgio Posted: 01/10/10
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    This soup was outstanding, and I will make it again. I'm glad I took the advice from others and cut the cayenne pepper in half!!! Still had plenty of kick. YUMMY...

  • Sarah1024 Posted: 01/31/10
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    Good recipe and extremely simple. I followed the advice of others by cutting the red pepper in half and it was the perfect amount. I also used 1% milk and a frozen corn/asparagus/carrot mix and it was fine. Great recipe - very tasty!

  • cohens2007 Posted: 02/21/10
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    This recipe was great - just the right amount of jalapeno. I used skim milk instead of 2% and added two potatoes as well. The soup was still creamy even with the skim milk. Will definitely make again!

  • themetz4 Posted: 02/27/10
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    Needed to make a soup at the last minute, so had to make modifications. Used shrimp instead of chicken, hot lemon pepper and omitted the thyme. Next time, will add a bit more flour (used 1% milk)

  • mjmayinsf Posted: 10/31/10
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    Good recipe - my husband and daughter liked it more than I did - probably 4 stars from them. I used grilled chix breast, which was pretty flavorless. I'll try again using leftover rotisserie chix, which I think will be a bit improvement. Make sure and test you jalapeno before you throw the whole thing in. This soup can get quite spicy depending upon the heat of your pepper.

  • AimRitchie Posted: 10/04/10
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    We love this! Its quick, easy and awesome on a cold day! I made it exactly as it said (except I just used regular chicken). This was a little spicy for my young kids so I would back off on the red pepper next time but it was OK for my husband and me. This very filling also.

  • piggywiggy Posted: 01/06/11
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    Very delicious and filling soup! I took it easy on the cayenne pepper and used only 1/8 tsp instead of 1/4 tsp. I also omitted the jalapeno. Still had plenty of kick. I've made it three times now and it gets devoured every time.

  • MeredithSusan Posted: 08/30/10
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    One word...AMAZING!!

  • bgreen Posted: 09/27/10
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    Yummy! Easy to make and delicious!

  • LillyZackMom Posted: 02/04/11
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    This was REALLY yummy! I used no-salt added corn because I often find canned veggies too salty. I did need to add salt to this for it to taste good, but at least I can control the salt content. I also skipped the jalepeno & celery and went light on the cayenne. I threw in a red pepper for some color & because I thought it would taste good. I also used skim milk. Froze in individual containers for quick & easy lunches. YUMMY!!!

  • VAcooks Posted: 06/12/11
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    Very quick and easy soup! Like other reviewers, I added a can of green chiles since we love them. I substituted ground chipotle for cayenne and left out the jalapeno. It was still plenty spicy. Great, easy weeknight soup and a good use for fresh corn in the summer.

  • faleo11 Posted: 10/08/11
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    Absolutely delicious!!!

  • szedkatz Posted: 10/03/11
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    Yummy, would definitely make again

  • carbaugh Posted: 10/07/11
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    This recipe is great! It's easy, fast and mostly forgiving. A real keeper. You can use left overs, modify it for your guests, dress it up or down. Perfect because it is a simple recipe for a typical chowder that can be altered for the pickiest eater. My college son makes this with whatever is in the refrigerator - that hasn't gone bad (LOL). Funny thing, it works out everytime -- his girlfriend and roommates think he's an amazing chef! ;)

  • Tamantha Posted: 09/30/11
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    I make this soup often. I double all of the ingredients, use a whole rotisserie chicken and add 2-3 potatoes that are peeled and diced. It comes together fast, and freezes well.

  • alimarie17 Posted: 12/09/11
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    This turned out amazing! I did not have any jalapeno but I had green peppers so for added spice I put in some cayenne pepper and frank's red hot. It's sweet and then hits you with some spice. My roommates and boyfriend absolutely loved it as well. Also on a side note, I did not have a dutch oven and used a normal large pot and it still worked just fine.

  • BuffaloWally Posted: 10/28/11
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    Great recipe! I didn't have 2% milk, only skim, but it was great anyway. I need to find a clam chowder one that is equally easy and good.

  • CookinPC Posted: 01/08/12
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    Delicious...and souper easy! I added two diced carrots with the jalapeno/onion/celery mixture. I used rotisserie chicken breast and topped with crumbled bacon.

  • smiths37 Posted: 01/09/12
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    Very good! Substituted skim milk for the 2% and it was still very creamy because of the creamed corn. Also used 2 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken. We divided this into 4 servings.

  • hikerbuck Posted: 11/13/11
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    While the soup was very creamy, I would probably go with 1% milk next time and skip the creamed corn which made the soup too sweet for me. I used a 4 oz can of green chilis, but would probably try the jalapenos next time. It is a great soup recipe to experiment with and adjust to fit your family's tastebuds.

  • MaryGrill Posted: 10/31/11
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    Loved this soup! Easy to make, very rich and meaty. Toned down the heat by adding less jalapeno and red pepper for the kids, and would make it full test for myself, because I would love it with more heat.

  • KellyMaguire Posted: 01/06/12
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    Take a sick, cranky husband. Add a shake of sriracha sauce. Yield one less grumpy husband and one happy wife. This chowder was EXCELLENT !

  • Clairemariebear Posted: 12/28/11
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    So tasty! I can't believe it was so mild with a whole jalapeño! To add creaminess and yumminess I added a whopping dollop of sour cream at the end. Served with way too many biscuits for a very thankful boyfriend on a cold winter's night.

  • rcturner525 Posted: 02/27/12
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    This was very good, a great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken (yay!) I found it a little bland, although I only used half of my very fat jalepeno. I added some garlic salt at the end, and that helped, so next time I will saute a clove or two of minced garlic with the celery and onions. I liked that this chowder didn't have potatoes, made for less work and a super-easy weeknight meal. Solid.

  • SusanK99 Posted: 02/26/12
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    Nice fresh take on corn chowder. Quick and easy.

  • ChelseaWisch Posted: 03/02/12
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    This recipe is awesome! Like others, I used green chilies instead of the jalapeno. It needed a little more seasoning so I added some garlic powder and a low sodium chicken cube. It really kicked up the flavor without adding more liquid! I will make this again and again!

  • teacooking Posted: 02/09/12
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    Literally made this over my lunch break (I work at home) in less than 30 minutes. Had everything in my pantry. Loved the creaminess and the sweetness from the corn followed by the heat of the jalapeno. Followed the recipe exactly. Perfect and quick - will definitely make this again.

  • bcbowman Posted: 06/03/12
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    My family and I could eat this 2-3 times a week and never tire of it. The celery and jalapeno are wonderful in this.

  • MelMcC Posted: 02/26/12
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    Delicious! Used half a poblano instead of the jalapeño and added diced carrot to the veggies. My husband is a big fan of bacon so I cooked a piece and chopped it up for garnish on his serving. I don't eat a lot of meat, so next time I'm using shrimp and the whole poblano. We're adding this to the regular rotation of dinner recipes!

  • nessalynn21 Posted: 04/24/13
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    This recipe was easy and delicious! I'll definitely be making this again!

  • JulieJam Posted: 03/16/12
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    I used fresh corn and no creamed corn and this was super bland even with the addition of herbs and jalapeno....bland chicken, bland corn, bland seasonings. I sat down to eat with my family-nobody liked it. Then I realized, this was the second time that I had made this. We ended up throwing the entire pot away and going out to dinner. I will never make this again and it makes me really question some of the reviews. I can't chalk this up to user error either as I am a seasoned cook. Everything I make from Ina Garten turns out perfectly and is delicious and I really like corn chowder, otherwise I wouldn't have tried to make this one-twice!

  • seaswell Posted: 03/12/12
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    This is one of my favorite quick weeknight meals. It also makes great leftovers. I add a small diced potato and a little more onion and celery than called for, but everything else I follow to the letter.

  • Barbie55 Posted: 11/07/12
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    I love this recipe, I use fat free half & half instead of milk. I have given this recipe to my family and friends.

  • soon2bmomof3 Posted: 03/27/12
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    It was ok, I used green chilies instead of jalapeno. It needed a little more seasoning, I think I need to add more green chilies and salt next time.

  • CarolLinn Posted: 04/01/12
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    My husband made this and it was outstanding! He added 1 T fresh poblano pepper, chopped, 3 cloves garlic sliced, 1/3 cup onion, 1/3 cup celery, 1/4 cup fresh basil (added last), 2 cups milk and 1 cup chicken broth, 1 - 14 oz can diced roasted tomatos, 1 can diced chilies. The tomatoes gave the sauce an appealing reddish color and the tomatoes, basil and peppers gave it all a beautiful color! Wonderful and now a family favorite. We didn't use the creamed corn.

  • MaryEliz Posted: 09/09/13
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    This was indeed fast and tasty. As the three stars indicate, we found it to be a good, solid recipe that I will make again. The fresh corn adds a sweet note and as another reviewer said, I may omit the canned corn and use all fresh next time. Not a fan of jalapeños so used half, which was just enough zing.

  • bradel Posted: 08/08/13
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    I love this soup. I followed the recipe exactly, except I added a can of cannellini beans. I will definitely make this again.

  • MimiRocks Posted: 07/15/13
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    This was easy and fast. I did do some tweaking per some of the other reviews and we both thought it was excellent. I added mushrooms (sliced them and cooked with the onions,) two tablespoons of chopped green chiles, a teaspoon of minced garlic, a small amount of paprika, celery salt, lemon pepper, fines herbs, a 14 oz. package of frozen corn and a can each of creamed corn and cream of chicken soup. I topped it with some grated sharp cheddar and the outcome was delicious! Will definitely make this recipe again.

  • Margie8 Posted: 08/18/13
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    I made this for dinner tonight and thought it was delicious! Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great. My husband went back for seconds so we only have a little left. Will definately make this again and next time will double the recipe. Can't wait to make this for company.

  • pollyt Posted: 11/23/13
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    Love this recipe and have made it several times! I had to cook my chicken, but it still came together quickly. It's a favorite with my husband, too. Served with jalapeno corn muffins.

  • Mike1212 Posted: 11/19/13
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    My new favorite chowder! Great combination of flavors and easy to make. Doubled up the recipe and came out almost identical with a little more heat.

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