Smitty’s Famous Chowder

Behold! Curried Chicken and Corn Chowder from heaven

Growing up, when we would come home and smell this soup on the stove, it was go time! and we'd drop everything and race for our first bowl. This soup is velvety, indulgent and delicious. It made me fall in LOVE with curry, and the melding of all these ingredients.

Then there's our secret ingredient of Italian sweet sausage—WOW! It takes this recipe to the next level. Yes, it's got heavy cream, but that's what makes it heaven in a bowl. Give it a whirl and share your results with us #makewithlelandgal 

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  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbp Butter
  • 2-3 t curry powder
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock (one box)
  • 1 can of Creamed Corn
  • 1 chopped Tomato
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 8oz cans of White Chicken (or I use cooked grilled chicken and sweet italian sausage)

Saute butter and onion in dutch oven on low heat until transparent, about 5 minutes. 

Add curry powder and cook for one minute more. 

Deglaze with chicken stock (this means to pour the chicken stock into your hot pan to get up all the brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan, and even out a sauce … those brown bits are where all the flavors are!)

Now you’re ready to add corn, tomatoes and whipping cream. Get this to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. 

Your last step is to add your chicken (and if you’re like me, the sausage too!) and continue to simmer down on medium heat until you’re ready to serve! 

Pro tip from Smitty (my Stepdad):
He always has his favorite, Skyline Chili oyster crackers, on hand to top his serving for a little extra crunch!