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    Asparagus Chicken Chowder

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 40 mins

    40 mins

    2 hrs

    Sweet Diva's Note:

    Adapted from Taste of Home. This creamy, flavorful chowder is wonderful. Just a tip: I mega-cook (OAMC) when I can and will roast 4 chickens at once and then cut-up the meat to freeze, so I always have chicken meat on hand for recipes such as this one, which reduces the cooking time considerably. I also substitute canned evaporated skimmed or low-fat milk for the whipping cream, which cuts the fat and calories significantly.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place chicken, water and bouillon in a Dutch oven or soup kettle.
    2. 2
      Cover and slowly bring to a boil; skim foam. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until chicken is tender.
    3. 3
      Remove chicken from broth; let stand until cool enough to handle.
    4. 4
      Remove 1 cup broth and set aside.
    5. 5
      In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.
    6. 6
      Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels to drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
    7. 7
      Saute the carrots, onion and fresh asparagus (if using frozen asparagus, do not add until the end of the recipe) in drippings over medium heat until crisp-tender.
    8. 8
      Add to kettle along with the potatoes, salt, thyme and pepper; return to a boil.
    9. 9
      Reduce heat;cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
    10. 10
      Combine flour and reserved broth until smooth; stir into soup.
    11. 11
      Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
    12. 12
      Remove chicken from bones;discard bones and skin.
    13. 13
      Cut chicken into thin strips; add to soup.
    14. 14
      along with cream and parsley (and thawed frozen asparagus, if using).
    15. 15
      Heat through (do not boil).
    16. 16
      Sprinkle with bacon just before serving. Yield: 16-18 servings (4-1/2 quarts).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 14, 2008

      55

      I used fresh asparagus and evaporated milk. It was wonderful; very tasty and creamy! I will definately be making this again during asparagus season.

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    Nutritional Facts for Asparagus Chicken Chowder

    Serving Size: 1 (305 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 271.9
     
    Calories from Fat 182
    67%
    Total Fat 20.2 g
    31%
    Saturated Fat 8.7 g
    43%
    Cholesterol 78.5 mg
    26%
    Sodium 601.6 mg
    25%
    Total Carbohydrate 9.1 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    4%
    Sugars 1.1 g
    4%
    Protein 13.2 g
    26%

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