Sunday, November 27, 2011

Chicken and White Corn Chowder


* 3 strips bacon, roughly chopped
* 1 medium onion, diced
* 3 tablespoons flour
* One 15-ounce can chicken broth
* 3 cups milk
* 3 ears white corn, kernels removed and cobs reserved
* 2 sprigs fresh thyme
* 2 1/2 cups shredded chicken from store-bought rotisserie chicken
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a large pot over medium heat, add the bacon and cook until browned,
about 5 minutes. Add the onions and cook until softened, about 5
minutes. Add the flour, stirring constantly for 1 minute, until the
flour is just slightly golden. Slowly add the chicken stock, whisking
constantly to avoid lumps. Whisk in the milk and add the corn cobs and
thyme to the pot. Bring to a simmer and cook about 15 minutes,
stirring occasionally to infuse the corn flavor into the soup. Remove
the cobs and thyme from the pot. Stir in the corn kernels and shredded
chicken. Bring back to a simmer, remove from the heat, ladle into
bowls and serve hot.

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