Seriously, You want to make this Soup

If this were one of my usual posts, I’d explain that it was one of those days. I had to bundle up all the kids into the car, drive to a building I’ve never seen before, find a parking spot in the city, feed the meter and pull a wagon with 2 kids in it for 6 blocks, wait in line with all 4 kids with only fruit snacks to distract them, navigate the public bathroom with all of them alone, run back to the car before the meter ran out, drive to our next destination in the rain, drive home, lug a sleeping baby, a crabby toddler and several large bags and boxes out of the car and into the house through the pouring rain.

So after that, we just had a couple fun snacks, and lounged around the house, and at 4:30 I realized I had nothing planned for dinner. So I decided to make an easy, tasty, warm you up recipe. And it’s pretty fast too, even though the meat was still frozen and I had to boil it real quick while I was getting everything else ready, and the preschoolers insisted on slicing the celery for me (and taking an incredible amount of time doing it), this meal was still ready to eat in less than an hour. So you should try it.

Also, I’ve been told by people that don’t normally like the flavour of curry that this soup is still good. It doesn’t have a heavy curry taste, I think it is added more for the heat.

Curried Chicken Corn Chowder

2 medium Onions chopped (It’s super yummy if you make one of these onions a Vidalia)

4 Celery ribs, sliced.

2 Tablespoons Butter

45-50 oz. of Chicken broth (depending on what size containers you buy)

3 White unpeeled Potatoes, grated.

3 teaspoons Curry powder

2 16 oz bags, frozen Corn

½ teaspoon freshly ground Black pepper

Several dashes of Hot Chili powder or Cayenne pepper (I like mine spicy, so I tend to add more than a few dashes)

3 cups Milk

½ cup Flour

3 cups cubed cooked Chicken breast

In a large pot, sauté the onions and celery in butter until tender.

Stir in broth and grated potatoes and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add Curry, Corn, Pepper, and Hot chili powder or Cayenne pepper. Reduce heat and cover, simmer for 10 more minutes.

In a bowl, whisk the flour and milk together and then whisk into the soup pot and add the chicken. Bring to a boil and cook and stir for 5 minutes and let it warm and thicken.

Serve right away, although I will add that this soup tastes great cold as well.

This recipe makes a large pot full, because I like to have easy leftover for another dinner or a couple of lunches. And after you taste it, you’ll see why. This soup is perfect for a cold rainy day.

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  • Catholic Mutt

    Looks fantastic! I may have to try that one.

  • Cassidy

    This sounds so good. I just hope I remember it's here when the weather gets chilly enough for me to be making soup again.

  • Incongruous Circumspection

    Can I eat that for breakfast?

  • Lindsey

    I've been trying to figure out what I'm making for dinner tonight that involves chicken and I'm totally going to make this! I actually have all the ingredients even though I haven't gone food shopping in 2 weeks!

  • Paula G V aka Yukimi

    It sounds super tasty, I have to try it (I will have to use a dictionary to translate what exactly are a pair of things first 'though XP).

  • Lina

    Me too – though I don't actually have any chicken, but I happen to have everything else! Well, no celery. And no curry powder, so I'm going to get creative with cumin/chili powder/paprika/garlic/cinnamon/etc!

  • Melissa

    Sure, you can eat anything for breakfast, except fish, that would be gross.

  • Melissa

    That's one thing I like about this recipe, all ingredients that you probably have stocked. :)

  • Melissa

    Good luck! Google translate is kind of insane.

  • Melissa

    Lol! A vegetarian version perhaps?

  • Lindsey

    made this for dinner and omg so good! do your kids eat this?

  • Melissa

    The older 2 eat it, they actually requested the leftovers for lunch today. My 2 year old? Not so much, but then she doesn't really eat much more than her selected favorites.

  • Becca

    Is it silly of me to have tears in my eyes out of gratitude that, after coming through so much with your spouse, you are still able to think about little things like recipes and what your kids are up to? (I really liked that post.) Of course life goes on; it's just heartening to see it. :-)

    This sounds very tasty, if I were going to eat chicken! I've had a vegetarian curried corn chowder that was very good, but someone else made it. Here are my favorite soup recipes, if you are interested:
    Apricot Lentil Soup
    Garlic Kale Sweet Potato Soup

  • Paula G V aka Yukimi

    Lol, you know that fish, rice and soup is standard breakfast in Japan?

    IMHO the yuckiest breakfast goes for their kidneys pies.

  • Melissa

    Darn, I knew someone would eat fish for breakfast somewhere. :) Do people really eat kidney pies for breakfast? I don't think I could stomache that! I suppose it really is all up to personal preference.

  • Incongruous Circumspection

    Don't even get me started on British food. Oh wait, I only know what I have heard and what I read in James Harriet's novels.

  • frommyfrontstep

    I'm British, so I'll fill you in – James Harriet is right (love his books too!) and crazy things are eaten for breakfast. Kedgeree is smoked fish, rice, boiled eggs, curry powder, etc. Doesn't make me proud to be a Brit! Also smoked fish is eaten for breakfast and kidneys too, although thankfully I think the kidneys are not as common as they used to be! :P Yummy sounding recipe! :)

  • Paula G V aka Yukimi

    The phrase above should read: "IMHO the yuckiest breakfast goes for uk kidney pies" but I guess I was too sleepy to make sense *sheepish smile* Although I must amdit thatn when I was a kid and read the Enyd Blïton books everything sounded delicious heheh

  • Avalai

    That looks delicious! New soup recipes are always useful, and I think I might make this later this week. Maybe my youngest brother(7) will actually eat it! xD He never likes soup.

    (Just as a note, in the first line of this post, "If this was…" should be "If this were…" because it is referring to a theoretical situation. I don't mean to criticize you, by any lengths, but this is a little-known grammar rule and I've begun to notice everyone misusing it. The world can always use better grammar :] I mean no offense whatsoever, and I always thoroughly enjoy your blog posts.)

  • Melissa

    Haha! Thanks. That does sound better.