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Mexican Chicken Chowder

  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 5

Fill up the freezer with this easy Mexican twist on chowder that comes together fast and heats up in a hurry. MORE + LESS -

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

Steps

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  • 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.

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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
1110mg
46%
Potassium
670mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
4g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
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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