Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chicken and Potato Chowder

Mmmmmmmmmm. Still thinking how good this was!! Kind of like a chicken pot pie without the crust. Eat this while you watch the snow fall. Or rain, whatever you got! Perfect eaten with Cheddar Bay Biscuits dipped in.

Half stick butter
1 onion, chopped fine
3 carrots, peeled, sliced or small dice
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk (May need more if too thick)
2large or 4 smallish russet potatoes,peeled, diced to bite size
2 cups cooked chopped chicken(rotisserie is so good!)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
Salt and pepper to taste
2 T chopped fresh parsley
Melt butter in large heavy pot. Add onion, carrot, celery. Cook about 4 minutes stirring occasionally. Add thyme, cook 1 minute. Whisk in flour, stirring 1 minute or so till starts to brown. Add broth and milk, whisking till slightly thicker, 2-3 minutes. Add potatoes and parsley. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer till potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in cheese, a little at a time to thoroughly melt. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper. If chowder is too thick, add more milk(I added about 3/4 cup more). Serve hot with additional cheese and/or parsley on top. * if you have leftovers, pour into a pie plate! stick a pie crust on top and freeze or have next day as a pot pie! Bake at 350 till golden and bubbly.

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