I haven’t made Chowder since high school and I can remember I didn’t score very well. A couple of weeks ago, Mike wasn’t feeling well so we decided to have some meals that were gentle on the stomach and not too spicy. Looking through some recipes I decided to try my hand again at Chowder and see if 50 odd years later, my chowder making skills had improved.
I remember having a delicious Clam Chowder in Boston as well as when we recently visited Tasmania and really wanted to make it myself. I selected a clam chowder recipe from the Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook and just substituted the chicken and corn.
Now as I’ve mentioned before I’m a rustic cook and don’t necessarily measure so I’ve put my approximations for what I did in the ingredients section. There a loads of recipes you can Google.
Chicken & Sweet Corn Chowder à la Sue
Serves 2 (generously) or 4 as a starter
2 chicken breasts (I prefer breast without skin to cut down on the fat content)
1 carrot peeled and diced
1 extra large or 2 medium sized potatoes
1 onion diced
1 large tin of Creamed Sweet Corn
450 ml Milk
2 tablespoons Plain Flour
40 gm of unsalted Butter
Sage (I picked a handful from the garden)
Thyme (also picked from the garden)
Pepper & Salt
You can use dried herbs instead of fresh
- Place Chicken Breasts, carriots, thyme, sage, onions, salt and pepper (to taste) in large pot and cover with water.
- Bring to boil and then simmer until Chicken is tender and can be pulled easily apart – about 15-20 minutes
- Remove Chicken and reserve stock.
- Add flour and butter to pan, stirring until combined
- Add potatoes, milk and some stock about 150ml to bring to boil and simmer until tender
- Flake chicken and add to potato mixture along with carrots, onions, creamed corn and herbs
- Add more milk or stock if the sauce thickens too much. You want it with body but not too thick
- Serve with crusty bread or as in my case I had made Rosemary & Olive Foccacia
- This recipe was easy to make
- I froze the unused portion of stock for future recipes
- Ingredients are readily available
- The result tasted delicious and I would definitely make it again. I’m thinking of the slow cooker next time perhaps.
- My cooking skills have certainly improved since high school LOL 🙂
Have you made chowder before? Do you have a favorite recipe?
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