Jan 11, 2009

Hearty Chicken Chowder

2 to 3 chicken breasts
6 medium potatoes
1 package of bacon
2 to 3 stalks celery
2 large carrots
1 small onion
2 tsp. salt
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. pepper

6 cups milk (whole or 2%)
3/4 cup flour
6 Tbs. butter

1. Boil chicken in a large pot of water for about 10 to 15 minutes.
2. While chicken is boiling, cook your bacon and chop your potatoes(peeled or unpeeled is fine) and veggies (peel your carrots).
3. Pull chicken out of water and add your potatoes and veggies to the same pot of water. Boil your potatoes & veggies for about 10 minutes or until softened.
4. While your potatoes & veggies boil, chop up your chicken and bacon, then set aside.
5. Drain potatoes & veggies, and in the same pot start your roux. Melt your butter and then add flour. Stir until thick and smooth. Slowly add your milk until it's nice and creamy.
6. Add your salt & pepper, chicken & bacon, potatoes & veggies. Heat until warm and serve.

This is an old family recipe from my husbands side of the family. I did tweak it a little and kind of added some of my own things.....and it's a big hit with everybody. It's very filling and it's really great during these cold winter days.

1 comment:

Candra said...

This was sooo good!! We loved it and it made TONS!! And it was alot easier to make than i thought it would be. I will DEFINATELY make this one again!!

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