Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
A wonderful soup recipe from "The Pressure Cooker Cookbook" by Toula Patsalis. Can be made without a pressure cooker but cooking time will be longer.
- 1⁄4 lb bacon or 1⁄4 lb turkey bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, slivered
- 2 chicken breasts (with or without bone)
- 16 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 1⁄4 cup salsa
- 1 bell pepper, coarsely chopped (green, red, yellow or orange)
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1⁄8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
- 16 ounces whole kernel corn
- 4 -6 ounces carrots
- 1⁄2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon sherry wine
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons butter substitute, softened
- 1 cup half-and-half
- In a pressure cooker, saute bacon until crisp.
- Add oil, onion, garlic and chicken. Saute 3 minutes.
- Stir in tomatoes, salsa, peppers, carrots, chicken broth, salt, red pepper flakes and hot pepper sauce.
- Close pressure cooker and heat on high to develop maximum pressure. Reduce heat to maintain pressure and cook 6 minutes, then release pressure. Remove the chicken and cut it into bite-size pieces.
- Add chicken, corn, cilantro and sherry to the soup. Bring to a simmer and cook 2 minutes. Combine flour and butter into a paste, then add it one tablespoon at a time, mixing until the soup is creamy. Cook 1 more minute. Add half-and-half and mix thoroughly.
- If not using a pressure cooker, you will need to cook for a longer time, though I have not tested the recipe this way.
Great soup. I will use heavy cream next time. I like my chowders very creamy. Thanks for<br/>sharing!
Loved this soup, and could detect the deeper flavor from using bone-in chicken breasts. If Step 3 had been clearer about the type of pressure release to be used, I would have given 5 stars; normally, when additional cooking is needed, a quick release should be used (following the recommendation of the p.c. manufacturer). Great soup! This worked very well in a Kuhn-Rikon 5-Liter pressure braiser. Made for Name That Ingredient tag game.