Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chicken corn chowder: warm up while you slim down

Looking for a hearty and soul warming meal for these cold nights? My client, E.M., shared this amazing recipe with me and I adapted it for my own purposes as can you. The point is, ditch the calorie bomb comfort food and make something just as satisfying and slimming at the same time.

What you need: 

  • 1.5 lbs chopped chicken breast (I definitely recommended taking it off a rotisserie chicken...great flavor)
  • 2 red bell peppers chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 1.5 cups fresh corn cut off Cobb (frozen if in a pinch)
  • 1 small can green chilis
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic 
  • 4 cups far free chicken stock
  • Few dashes of Tabasco 
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • Fresh cilantro 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What to do; 
  1. Put chicken, peppers, onions, corn, chilis, garlic, chicken stock, and tabasco in a crock pot and cook on low all day or on high for 3-4 hours.
  2. 30 minutes before serving, whisk together cream and corn starch untill smooth and stir into crockpot
  3. Chop cilantro and stir in right before serving
That's it! :) 

It's still a delicious soup without the cream/cornstarch, so don't disregard this recipe if you are dairy-free, just leave the dairy out of it.

Each cup serving (makes about 10) has some pretty awesome nutrition facts: 140 calories, 3.5 grams fat, 18 grams protein, 8 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber.

Just as with any soup, you could totally change this recipe time I'm going to add a ton of celery and maybe some carrots and perhaps a few diced potatoes to thicken it up even more...yummy!


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