Friday, February 22, 2013

Cheesy Chicken Chowder


We like soup....a lot. As much as I'm ready for spring, the weather tells me it's still winter, and as long as it's winter, I'll make soup.
This hearty chowder sure hits the spot on a cold, blustery winter day and is one of our favorites.
Stay warm and enjoy!

Cheesy Chicken Chowder
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups diced potatoes
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
1/4 tsp pepper
5 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Velveeta cheese
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 pint frozen corn optional

Directions:
1. In a 4 quart saucepan bring broth to a boil. Reduce heat and add potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or vegetables are tender.
2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan, add flour and mix well. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over low heat until thickened.
3. Stir in cheese and cook until melted. Add to the broth and vegetable mixture along with the chicken.
4. Cook and stir over low heat until heated through.

9 comments:

  1. Your soup looks wonderful, I could go for a bowl for dinner tonight. I love soup also and our weather in Maine is still winter. Newest follower andi thewednesdaybaker

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  2. So you go to bed late at times too. I love that soup.

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  3. My mom made this soup a lot and it is one I make as well. Very good on a wintery day. I make lots of different soups too. Fun in the kitchen!

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  4. This looks and sounds tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  5. I love soup! This looks delicious ... chicken and cheese --yum!

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  7. I would have never thought to add cheese. Tasty! Thanks for linking up to my Pin Me Party!

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  8. What a great idea to add cheese! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

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