Chicken & Vegetable Chowder

Posted by Mandy on December 6th, 2010. Filed under: Chicken, Main Dishes, Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals, Soups & Stews, Vegetables.

This is one my favorite quick chowders to prepare for my family, and yet another one of those recipes that I’ve used for so long that I can’t even remember where I got the recipe. It comes together in just minutes and is absolutely delicious. Such a great meal for you family, especially on a cold day like today. According to the news, it’s 43 degrees here right now, but feels like 37 degrees. I absolutely LOVE this kind of weather. This is the best time of year to put a good Christmas movie on, and curl up on the couch with your family and eat yummy comfort foods like this chowder. I apologize ahead of time for having only the final photo. The day that I prepared this meal, I was in a huge hurry baking goods for others and completely forgot to take photos of the steps as I went.

Chicken & Vegetable Chowder

3 bacon slices, chopped

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 (15 oz) cans mixed vegetables, drained

1/2 cup fat free half & half (you can use the regular half & half or whipping cream, but using the FF will save you lots of calories and it tastes just as good)

1 onion, chopped

2 (14 oz) cans chicken broth

1 (15 oz) can whole kernal corn, drained

2 cups chopped, cooked chicken

salt & pepper, to taste

Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat about 10 minutes, or until crisp. Set aside on paper towels, leaving the bacon grease in the pan. Add onion and saute 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour; whisk in chicken broth until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until thickened. Stir in canned vegetables and remaining ingredients; cook until thoroughly heated. Top each single serving with the crisp bacon; serve immediately.

Note: You can also use other vegetables that are your favorites in this chowder. Sometimes if I am out of the canned vegetables, I will use canned potatoes in its place. That is actually my family’s favorite version of this chowder.

2 Responses to Chicken & Vegetable Chowder

  1. Mom

    Just why have I not had any of this. I think I will cook it tonight. I wish I was at your house and could curl up with the kiddos and watch Christmas movies. Love ya to the moon and back…

  2. Mandy

    You have silly! I hope you enjoy it tonight. Love you to the moon and back too. :)

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