Healthy Meals Monday: Southern Chicken and Corn Chowder

I am always on the lookout for healthy meals that don't require too much time. This Southern Chicken and Corn Chowder is exactly that. It is so easy to make and full of protein and veggies. Your family is going to love this simple and tasty dinner.

 Fall is COMING. A few days ago it was an overcast day so I knew it was time to whip up some homemade soup. This soup is full of veggies, is healthy and full of flavor.
It was so easy to throw together and my entire family loved it, including the picky eaters. Which at our house, is a real miracle.
I love soup on cold days, and this is the perfect recipe with all the protein and veggies. I may just serve it in the middle of summer, because my family loves it so much.
It also pairs perfectly with some delicious rolls. Scroll to watch how to make our favorite rolls.

could i make this recipe with turkey as well?

You could easily make this recipe with turkey.

We often make this after Thanksgiving and use our turkey leftovers for this chowder.

It tastes just as delicious, and works out just as well. You are going to love this simple soup recipe.

does this recipe freeze well?

I am all about freezer meals. I love how easy they are, for those busy nights where you can just pull them out of the freezer, heat them up, and dinner is served.

This is a recipe that definitely freezes well.

Prepare the soup as the recipe directs (cooked an all) and freeze in an airtight container. (We recommend containers, more than ziplock bags, but a ziplock would work as well).

The day before serving, place the frozen container in the fridge, to thaw.

Before dinner, place it in a stock pot, or slow cooker to allow it to heat up.

You could also do this in the microwave, but we prefer using a stock pot.

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Healthy Meals Monday: Southern Chicken and Corn Chowder
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Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 Potatoes, washed and cubed
  • 1/2 bag of baby carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 32 oz bag of frozen corn
  • 1/2 package of taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup of salsa

Instructions

  1. Drizzle olive oil into the bottom of a large, lidded soup pot. Place over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped onion, carrots, celery, and minced garlic. Cover pot with lid and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove stems, seeds, and membrane from jalapeno pepper. Dice pepper finely and add to other vegetables.
  4. Cube chicken breasts and potatoes and add to vegetables. Add 1 cup of broth, cover pot with lid and cook for about 10 minutes.
  5. Combine milk, the rest of the broth, taco seasoning, and salsa and stir well. Add to chowder.
  6. Open packages of frozen corn and add to the chowder.
  7. Sprinkle dried thyme into chowder and stir to combine.
  8. Cover pot with lid and simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes.
  9. I served mine in bread bowls, but can be served in any bowl.
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