I don’t know about you, but I love to leave dinner simmering in the crockpot while I’m at work all day and come home to a delicious smelling aroma that makes my stomach growl and howl with anticipation before even entering the house. I’ve been experimenting with a variety of crockpot recipes – anything from chicken lettuce wraps, to pasta, to a variety of soups and mouth-watering goodness.
One of my favorite recipes, which I’ve doctored after numerous “trial runs,” is now one of my absolute favorite meals, chicken corn chowder. If you’re a stay at home or a working man/woman, this recipe is sure to brighten your day after a long day in the office or a busy day chasing kids around and getting them to and from their daily activities.
Chicken corn chowder is one of those soups that’s delicious to eat in the dead of summer while sitting in the AC watching movies and hanging out around the house, or during those frigid cold water nights where you just can’t seem to get warm and have a beautiful fire burning in the fireplace. I encourage you to dust off the crockpot, pick up these simple ingredients and cook away!
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Cook time: 4-12 hours, depending on whether you cook on high or low
Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe:
(this portion can serve 4-6 people, or make great leftovers for you & your spouse)
-3-4 chicken breasts, cooked, diced
-4-6 potatoes, diced (leave peeling!)
-2 cans, cream style corn
-2 cans, whole kernel corn (off brands taste good too!)
-1 can, cream of potato soup
-1 onion, diced into small pieces
-pinch of pepper
-minced garlic (add based on your like for additional flavoring, I normally do a few pinches)
Prepare all ingredients as listed above and combine in crockpot. Cook on low for 8-12 hours (this recipe cooks tremendously for an entire day, the potatoes only get softer. If you only have 4-6 hours, cook on high for softer potatoes and additional flavoring).
You can top the chicken corn chowder with shredded cheese, or additional flavorings, if you so desire. If you wish to make it spicy, add peppers or Cajun style flavoring.
I’d like to encourage you to take a step out of your comfort zone – start experimenting with new recipes and use your crockpot during those long days, it’s sure to make life easier, simpler, and your meals will be hassle free and easy to clean up!