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This soup is served at a local restaurant called Lucky's Cafe. I believe it was originally served at Good Eats, which is no longer in business and seems to have transmogrified itself into Lucky's. The recipe was originally published in the Dallas Morning News in 1996. I'm guessing at the preparation time as I've never made this recipe at home - I've only had the soup in the restaurant. And boy, is it good!!!
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 16 ounces)
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 1 medium onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 1 poblano pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
- 8 ounces frozen whole kernel corn
- 1 quart water
- 1 lb process American cheese, cut into cubes
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- Rinse the chicken breasts, pat dry, and brush with oil.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Slice onion into rings 1/4 inch thick, but don't separate the rings.
- Rinse the poblano pepper and pat dry.
- Grill the onion, pepper and chicken over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and chicken is cooked through.
- Place the pepper in a small paper sack while it is still hot and let it cool for 20 minutes, then peel off the skin and scrape out the seeds.
- Chop the onion, pepper and chicken into bite-size pieces.
- Melt butter in a large heavy pot over low heat.
- Saute garlic and mushrooms in the butter for 5 minutes or until softened.
- Add the chicken, onions, pepper, corn and 2 cups of water.
- Mix and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add cubed cheese and simmer until the cheese has melted.
- DO NOT allow the soup to boil.
- In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch with 1/2 cup water.
- Stir dissolved cornstarch into the remaining 1 1/2 cups of water and add to soup.
- Cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly.
This is delicious! Good Eats is actually still around and I ate there a few days ago...that's actually why I searched for this recipe.
I actually tried customizing Paula Deen's recipe for creamy cheddar soup by just adding poblano peppers and pre-cooked chicken breasts because it was super easy, but next time I make this, i'm definitely using this recipe. Thanks!