Smoked Chicken and Sweet Potato Chowder

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Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

This is a simple but delightful soup, just perfect for an autumm supper. If smoked chicken is unavailable, feel free to substitute smoked turkey, ham or simply cooked chicken

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  1. Heat a heavy soup pot over medium heat and fry the bacon and onions until they are golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Pour off excess fat if there is any.
  3. Melt butter in the pan and stir in flour. Let four cook, stirring constantly until it is golden brown, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add chicken stock and stir well, making sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Bring the soup to a boil.
  6. Add sweet potatoes and simmer until they are tender, about 15 minutes.
  7. Add chicken, red pepper, cream and seasonings and simmer 20-30 minutes more.
  8. Season to taste.
  9. Serve hot.
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5 5

Great soup - mine didn't quite thicken up enough but will work on that next time - loved the taste

5 5

This is a really delicious chowder! DH smoked a whole chicken in the stovetop smoker, and I had exactly 2 cups of meat left to use. This recipe was perfect. My only modification was that I used a little bit more roasted red pepper than 1/4 cup (I used one whole roasted red pepper that I had left in a jar). Next time, I would chop instead of dice the sweet potatoes. I would have liked them in bigger chunks. Anyway, both DH and I loved this chowder and it reheated well for lunch the next day. I will definitely make this again. Thanks!

5 5

nice recipe with easy ingredients that result in a very delicious soup. i was pressed for time so i sauteed the bacon onions and chicken together. had no fat to drain surprisingly. mixed in the flour and then added the potatoes, stock, roasted peppers and spices. i let it simmer and tasted it without the cream; it was delicious but i wanted to follow the recipe so added the cream (used 1/2c) and let it simmer again for 20 minutes. one of the best soups i have ever tasted. flavors compliment one another very well and though it is a cream soup is not too thick;more of a brothy texture which is nice as you dont feel stuffed after eating it. sided it with good homemade garlic bread. thanks for sharing the great recipe!!!