Friday, January 11, 2013

Creamy Spicy Corn Chowder with Chicken


Ingredients:

2 slices bacon, sliced in 1-inch strips
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 russet potato, diced
1 small red pepper, diced
3 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 cups milk
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups shredded rotisserie cooked chicken
Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
1 lime, cut into wedges

Directions:
In a large saucepot over medium heat cook bacon until crispy and all fat has rendered out. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon fat, add onion,jalapeno, potato, red pepper, corn, salt and pepper and saute for about 5 minutes. Add thyme.

In a blender, puree half the mixture and add back to the pan. Add milk, chicken broth, and chicken and let simmer for about 5 minutes.

Transfer to serving bowls. Garnish each bowl with cooked bacon, fresh cilantro and a lime wedge.

Recipe shared from:  www.foodnetwork.com