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Mexican Chicken Chowder

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Mexican Chicken Chowder
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 5
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Fill up the freezer with this easy Mexican twist on chowder that comes together fast and heats up in a hurry.

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter, melted
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
lb red potatoes, unpeeled, diced (3 cups)
1
cup corn kernels (fresh, canned or frozen)
1/2
cup finely diced red bell pepper
1
green onion, thinly sliced, whites only
1
tablespoon seeded and finely chopped jalapeño chile
2
boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced (14 oz)
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
1
container (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
1/4
cup heavy whipping cream
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix butter and flour. Add potatoes, corn, bell pepper, green onion and jalapeño chile; stir. In another medium bowl, mix chicken and taco seasoning mix.
  • 2 In 4-quart saucepan, mix broth, vegetable mixture and chicken mixture. Heat to simmering over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook uncovered 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center and potatoes are tender. Stir in whipping cream; return to simmering. Top with cilantro.
  • 3 To freeze: In medium bowl, mix butter and flour. Add potatoes, corn, bell pepper, green onion and jalapeño chile; stir. Transfer to 1-quart resealable freezer plastic bag. In another 1-quart resealable freezer plastic bag, mix chicken and taco seasoning mix. Freeze up to 3 months. When ready to serve: In 4-quart saucepan, mix broth, frozen vegetable mixture and frozen chicken mixture. Heat to simmering over high heat, stirring occasionally to break up frozen mixtures. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook uncovered 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center and potatoes are tender. Stir in whipping cream; return to simmering. Top with cilantro.
Tips  

Expert Tips

Fresh, frozen or drained canned corn kernels work well in this recipe.

Top with cooked crumbled bacon for an extra boost of flavor.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
298.3
(
Calories from Fat
100
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
9.5g
15%
(
Saturated Fat
4.8g
24%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
78.4mg
26%
Sodium
1085.9mg
45%
Total Carbohydrate
29.2g
10%
(
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
,
Sugars
4.3g
)
Protein
22.3g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
41.90%
42%
Calcium
2.40%
2%
Iron
9.50%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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