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Creamy Chicken Chowder

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 4 stalks celery chopped
  • 3 large carrots diced
  • 1 large clove garlic grated
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chicken bouillon paste*
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup frozen corn

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Saute onion, zucchini, celery and carrot for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in grated garlic and cook another 5 minutes. Sprinkle in flour, stir to coat veggies and cook 2 minutes.
  2. Whisk in water and bring to boil over medium high heat to thicken. Reduce heat to low and add in milk and seasonings. DO NOT bring the soup to boil after the milk has been added to ensure soup doesn't curdle.
  3. Slide whole chicken breasts into hot liquid and poach 10-15 minutes until fully cooked. Remove and shred chicken, then slide back into chowder. Stir in frozen corn to warm through, then serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

*or chicken broth crystals/powder enough for 8 cups of liquid