Smoked Chicken Chowder

  • Very big hit at our dinner party: Smoked Chicken Chowder

    Smoked Chicken Chowder

    Smoked Chicken Chowder

    Yield: 8 cups

    Prep Time:20 min

    Cook Time:35 min


    3 medium onions, chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
    2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
    1 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 whole jalapeño chili, seeded and finely minced (wear rubber gloves)
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    3 cups chicken broth
    2 cups heavy cream
    One 14.5-ounce can petite diced tomatoes, with juice
    2 cups frozen corn
    1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaved parsley
    1/2 canned chipotle chili in adobo sauce, minced finely (about 1 teaspoon)
    1 1/2 whole boneless smoked chicken breasts (about 1 pound), skin and fat removed and meat cut into 1/2-inch dice


    In a large saucepan, cook onions in oil over moderate heat stirring, until softened (about 5 minutes). Add potato, garlic and jalapeño and cook stirring, 1 minute. Stir in the flour, and cook over moderately low heat, stirring 2 minutes. Whisk in 2 cups broth and heavy cream and bring to a boil, stirring. Add tomatoes, corn, cheese, parsley, chipotle, and chicken and simmer, stirring occasionally and adding enough of remaining cup broth to thin soup to desired consistency, 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Season soup with salt and pepper.


    *Smoked chicken is available at some butcher shops and specialty food shops. Whole Foods Market also occasionally sells whole smoked chickens.

    SOURCE: (Adapted from Gourmet)

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  • Darleen wrote:

    I have to admit that I’ve never cooked with a whole jalapeño chili.  I’m kind of intimidated by it.  WIll it make the soup real hot and spicy?  (We like a little heat)
    Love, love your beautiful presentation!

  • Kim wrote:

    late to the party, story of my life, but I gotta tell you, I have made this many times since you first posted it and I LOVE IT. I crave it when I’m sick even, all that chili is great for a stuffy nose.


  • elra wrote:

    Okay, I must admit that I am very tempted, I should look for this smoked chicken at the grocery store. Must be very very good.