This Cheesy Chicken Chowder is filled with veggies and perfect for chilly evenings. It’s a delicious and filling dish, perfect for home or sharing.
I love it when the temperatures cool down and soup weather settles in. Soups make such a great meal that can be eaten right away or warmed later.
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The theme for this month’s Movie Club Monday is FALL FAVORITE! I made a recipe inspired by Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, a favorite at our house.
If you aren’t familiar with this movie, Wallace & Gromit are on a quest to save the town’s gardens from a giant, veggie-eating rabbit. The Giant Vegetable Competition is approaching and everyone is vying for the Golden Carrot Award. A soup full of vegetables seemed like the perfect meal to go with the movie.
Cheesy Chicken Chowder
1 1/2 cups diced carrots
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1 1/2 cups diced potatoes
2/3 cups diced onion
2 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
1 can creak of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 chicken bouillon cube
3/4 tsp dill seasoning (my favorite is It’s A Dilly by McCormick)
- Boil two quarts water. Add carrots and bouillon, cook five minutes. Add potatoes and cook another five minutes. Add celery and onion then cook another five minutes. Remove from heat.
- Drain about half the water, keeping 1/2 cup in reserve. (you can save this veggie stock for future recipes).
- In a separate pan or bowl, wisk together 1/2 cup of stock with 1 can cream of chicken soup (or use to make a roux).
- Add milk to stock/soup mixture and wisk until smooth.
- Add to pan with veggies.
- Add chicken, shredded cheese and dill seasoning. If shredded cheese isn’t melting completely, return to medium heat for a few minutes.
I love how versatile this recipe is. You can add more or less veggies, add corn or beans, skip the chicken, or mix and match the seasoning.
If you aren’t really comfortable swapping ingredients around, check out this great book, Recipes are Merely Suggestions by author Rebecca McKinnon. I bought it and the recipes are amazingly delicious, plus there are suggestions for substituting ingredients. It’s perfect for exploring flavors in the kitchen!