Monday, August 02, 2010

Chicken Sunday

I like new things to eat.  Eating the same old food day after day after is for prisoners.  More bread and water, please.  That's what they say.  Bob says when the same old is served up, "Oh no!  Not this shit again!"

Well, not really.  Wifey is pretty good about changing up on what's for dinner  It's never boring.  It's the one meal we share so it's a must to make pretty good, not boring, scrumptious, no too Fru-fru sit down suppers.   Breakfast is rarely eaten.  Lunch is hit and miss.  Come dinner time, I'm ready for the feedbag and some serious chow.

So yesterday I found a recipe that looked yummy which seemed fairly easy to prepare.  It was rated a five star meal by other readers so it seemed worth a shot.  Wifey really wanted to take it.  In the interest of watching NASCAR I handed her my apron and headed for the Lazy Boy to assume the racing position.

I love shifting my lounger during any NASCAR race.  Makes me feel like I'm sitting in the stands with all the good old boys.

Our Quick Chicken Corn Chowder definitely turned out well.  It's definitely a keeper.  We'll definitely fix this one again.


Quick Chicken-Corn Chowder

You can have this chicken corn chowder on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Yield:  6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breast halves)
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels (about 3 ears)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and jalapeño; cook for 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook until thick (about 5 minutes).

CALORIES 257 (28% from fat); FAT 8.1g (sat 4.4g,mono 2.4g,poly 0.8g); IRON 0.4mg; CHOLESTEROL 52mg; CALCIUM 165mg; CARBOHYDRATE 28.6g; SODIUM 668mg; PROTEIN 19.1g; FIBER 1.9g

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La Roo said...

Sundays are good days. Sounds like a yummy dish.

Bob said...

It was. You should try it. Hubby will like it, Laroo.

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