Today I’m sharing a delicious, hearty chowder that will satisfy your appetite, as well as warm you up to your very core! I know many of you across the country are bracing for yet another winter storm. I created this recipe this past November when I found myself getting a little weary of our old standbys. I wanted something new!! I’m not normally a fan of “corn” in my soups, but this corn passed muster once I pureed it in my food processor with a bit of whole milk, butter and salt…and there you go, homemade creamed corn. And if you’ve been around Creative Kitchen very long, you know I used organic corn. It’s the best!
Corn Bacon Chowder
2 quarts filtered water
2 Tbsp chicken broth, base, stock or bullion
5 large organic potatoes, peeled and diced small
2 organic chicken breasts, diced and cooked
3 slices bacon, hormone free, nitrite & nitrate free, chopped
2 carrots, minced
1 stalk celery with leaves, minced
1/2 tsp onion powder or 1/4 cup minced onion
1 – 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (for cooking chicken)
1 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
2 cups organic corn
1/2 – 3/4 cup organic whole milk
1 – 2 Tbsp butter, softened
sea salt, sprinkle to taste
pepper, sprinkle to taste
a bit of garlic salt
In a soup pot, add water, chicken broth or bullion, and the diced potatoes. Sprinkle with pepper and add onion powder. Bring to a boil, lower heat a bit, cover and boil until fork tender. Mince the carrots and celery in a food processor, and add to the pot.
Meanwhile in a medium skillet, cook diced chicken in a bit of olive oil. While the chicken is cooking sprinkle in sea salt, pepper and a bit of garlic salt. Add in the chopped bacon. When everything is almost cooked, add in the minced garlic.
To make creamed corn: Add corn, milk and butter to the food processor. Puree. Add creamed corn and the chicken/bacon combo to the soup pot. While stirring, mash up the potatoes and add more milk if needed.
This made enough dinner for our family of 5, with a little leftover. The chowder was a big hit with everyone! What’s cooking at your house? What is your family’s favorite soup or chowder?
*This recipe linked up with Real Food Wednesday hosted by Kelly the Kitchen Cop. Be sure to stop by and check out all the amazing real food recipes!!