What’s better on a cold night than a warm bowl of homemade chicken chowder? This easy recipe tastes like it simmered all day.
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2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 large (1 cup ) leek, sliced
2 medium (4 cups) sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Salt, if desired
Pepper, if desired
*Substitute 1 medium (1 cup) onion, chopped.
**Substitute white potatoes or carrots.
***Substitute 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves.
Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan; add leek. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 7-10 minutes or until leek is tender. Add sweet potatoes, chicken broth, garlic and thyme leaves; continue cooking 9-11 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and sweet potatoes are tender. Stir in chicken and paprika.
Combine half & half and flour in bowl until smooth. Gradually add half & half mixture to potato mixture in saucepan, stirring constantly, 6-8 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and is thickened. Add salt and pepper, if desired.
- Leeks are related to both garlic and onion, but their flavor is milder. To slice leeks; trim roots and leaf ends. Slit the leek lengthwise from top to bottom and wash thoroughly. Slice or chop as desired. Store refrigerated in resealable plastic food bag up to 5 days.
- Cubed or diced cooked chicken is available in the freezer section of the supermarket.
- Sweet potatoes are available in light and dark skins. The lighter skins have a pale yellow or white interior; those with darker orange skins have a bright orange interior. Either may be used in this recipe.
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But are we really going to use twp pats of butter?? Why don't we skip the butter and just use real Half n half??
Substituted frozen onions for Leeks. Added corn & various spices.
Used canned chicken breast
Since my kids love corn I added this to it, they ate every bit of it.
I made this for dinner tonight and had Rave reviews from all. Will make this often as I think its the best chowder I have ever eaten. I did use onions instead of Leeks because that is what I had on hand. One word sums it up, Delicious! I would give it 10 stars if I could!
This chowder was super easy to make and yummy! It does taste like it has been simmering on the stove all day. Thick and full of flavor!
Brrr. That chill in the air can only mean one thing: It’s time to warm up with a pot of chowder. Or two. Or ten. On the stovetop or in the slow cooker, chowder is easy and filling.