Creamy Mexican Chowder

Monday, January 21, 2013

I had all these grand intentions about the creative cooking I was going to be doing this new year, but life seems to have gotten the better of me and I am lucky to be throwing together a semi decent dinner at all most nights, yet alone typing it up into a blogpost!   Finally I decided that the creativity may have to wait for a new day and I may as well post a few new recipes I discovered this fall, but hadn't gotten around to blogging about yet. I've made this soup several times now--for my family and for a church function--and it's already quite well-loved by family and friends.    It's creamy and full of great Mexican flavor and perfect for a cold winter's night.  We serve it up in our homemade breadbowls  to make it extra special!  Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from 71 Toes
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Posted by Lara

Makes 4-5 servings.

The ingredients:

1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 can (16-oz.) chicken broth
1 pkg. (8-oz.) cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 lbs. chicken, cooked and shredded (I threw a few frozen breasts into the crockpot for a few hours)
1-1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 cup chunky salsa
1 can (16-oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (16-oz) black beans, drained
1/2 cup cream (or milk)
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, peeled and chopped

Directions:  Sauté onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil until softened.  

Add broth, cream cheese, chicken, chili powder, cumin, salsa, corn, beans and cream and  bring it all to a boil. 

Simmer for 10-15 minutes.    Add the cilantro and chopped avocado and simmer for an additional 2 minutes.

Serve piping hot in a bread bowl. Makes 4-5 servings.



Enjoy!

2 comments:

teresa January 21, 2013 at 9:49 PM  

with as cold as it's been, i could really use a recipe like this right now, YUM!

R,  February 9, 2013 at 10:22 AM  

I made this for supper last night and everyone loved it. It's a hit at my house.

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My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

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