Thursday, April 2, 2009

YUM Mexican Corn Chowder

I am participating in Recipe Exchange Thursday over at Just a Gal's Blog. This is a recipe from a friend of our family. It is absolutely delicious! It's more of a soup consistency then a chowder.

Mexican Chicken and Corn Chowder

1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup water
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups milk (Use 1 cup of milk 1 cup of half and half or heavy cream)
2 can of cream style corn
1 small can chopped green chilies
8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded or cubed

Additional: tomatoes, cilantro, and corn chips.

In a large saucepan brown the chicken over medium high heat, add the onion and garlic, a bit of salt and pepper, saute a few minutes more. Add the water, bouillon, and cumin; bring to boil. Reduce heat and cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add milk, cans of corn, chilies, cheese and bring to a simmer make sure cheese is melted and serve. The cheese is all the way melted and integrated with the soup you can't tell there is cheese in it. If you find that the soup is too thick for you, thin it out with water or milk instead of cream or half and half. But honestly cream makes it taste more yummy :). You can add on top of the soup, once it's served, some chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and crushed tortilla chips, but it doesn't really need it.

This soup is absolutely delicious! Something that my family and I make a lot. I've only met one person who doesn't like it. My boyfriend! He doesn't like creamed corn. Silly Taylor. Oh well I told him too bad I'm making it all the time lol. I hope if you can you try it. It is really flavorful! All the best :)


Joy said...

This recipe sounds delicious!

I'm sorry to say that I got that cute fuzzy chick from a store in Utah called Rod Works. I looked to see if they sell on line, but they don't. I found it yesterday when I was shopping in a town about 20 minutes away. They had a huge sale and I came out with the little chick because he reminded me of those fuzzy little vintage chicks from years ago.

Rosemary said...

This sounds yummy!! I will have to try it.

Cori G. said...

Hi Allidink,
I popped over here from JustA's blog and am participating in the recipe exchange too.
This looks delicious and I wish I had some now. It's cold and dreary in Orange County. How's it in San Diego? I lived there for eight years and miss it desperately!!!
Do you know about Pannikin Coffee? It's the best!!!

Have a fun evening.
xoxo Cori

Tracey said...

Sounds delicious!!

Connie said...

Allison, it is so sweet of you to drop by and leave such a sweet comment, chickee!! We lived in San Diego in the 60s. Had a little house on India St. and then on W. Mt. View Drive up hear Kensington and a little house on Georgia St. near the zoo. I loved it. We always consider Calif. home since we moved from there and go back regularly to visit our kids. I remember taking our babies to the beach and ooooh.....well, no use waxing on old times; you know what I mean. ;-) Our granddaughter graduated from UC Berkeley though so we were in northern Calif at that time.

You will someday have a wonderful home to shabby and chic it up. I just looooooove gals who adopt the same style of living that I do. Good luck in your life pursuit. But what's your major at school, sweetpea?????


Jen Kershner said...

Oh Allison, stop it! You're making me so hungry!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Allison, this looks delicious! If only I could pass my plate throug the computer screen! :-)


Sheila :-)