Rating: 4.85 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A chicken and corn soup with a hint of cumin, chili powder, and jalapeno giving it a Southwestern flair. Add some half & half and you have a rich and satisfying meal!

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a Dutch oven and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and slightly crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon pieces on paper towels. Drain off all but 2 tablespoons bacon grease from pot.

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  • Melt butter in the pot with the remaining bacon grease over medium heat. Add onion, red bell pepper, and jalapeno. Sautee until just softened, 5 or 6 minutes. Add minced garlic and saute for 1 minute. Whisk in flour and stir until completely incorporated, about 2 minutes.

  • Season with salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Gradually whisk in Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Broth, stirring to prevent flour from clumping. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add potatoes and green chilies; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until vegetables begin to soften, about 12 minutes

  • Stir in frozen corn and chopped chicken. Add 1/2 cup of cooked bacon pieces. Add half and half; stir. Reduce heat to low; simmer very slowly until chicken and corn are heated through, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat. Stir in 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese until cheese melts.

  • Pour soup into bowls and garnish with reserved bacon, grated Cheddar cheese, cilantro, and green onions.

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Nutrition Facts

572 calories; protein 35.9g; carbohydrates 41.4g; fat 30.1g; cholesterol 119.2mg; sodium 1186.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2017
my family loved this!! I made it without jalapeno because my son isn't a fan of too much heat and I went with condensed milk instead of half and half to make it a bit healthier and it was perfect. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2017
AMAZING! It went so quick I didn't have time to take a picture. My husband said it was a wonderful change from the normal potato soup. I did have to make some adjustments because I didn't have some things. I replaced the half and half with some milk and sour cream and I didn't have any canned green chilis so that was just omitted. I just used more jalapeño. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2017
my family loved this!! I made it without jalapeno because my son isn't a fan of too much heat and I went with condensed milk instead of half and half to make it a bit healthier and it was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2016
This is my favorite soup as of now! I had chicken breasts in the fridge so chose to slice and sauce the chicken instead of going out to buy a rotisserie chicken but otherwise made it exactly as the recipe stated. We couldn't eat it quickly enough. Yumm!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2019
I omitted the bacon used only half the amount of cream and used two shredded chicken breasts instead of the rotisserie and it was still amazing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2016
Excellent soup even without the bacon and jalapenos! I can't imagine how delicious this would be with the bacon. Definitely a keeper. My entire family loved it. My husband asked if I would make this again. My daughter scarfed it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2018
This is a delicious soup! I scaled it down to 5 servings and used one large Yukon gold potato. I did not have regular bacon on hand to use but I'm sure it would be even better doing that step. In place of the jalapeno (which I also didn't have) I just went a little heavier with the cayenne and other spices and it had a nice bite to it. For the corn I used half of a 14.5 oz can of creamed style corn. I also only added enough half & half until I got the desired color (less than listed). Thanks for this great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
Excellent. Didn t use the suggested spices (except garlic) because I added a half can of rotel and that was spicy enough for us. Also added a can of cream of potato soup with the grated cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2018
I had canned jalapeno omitted the green chilies and subbed celery for the bell pepper ( I didn't want to go grocery shopping and used what I had). Also used canned chicken. The flavors are amazing in this and i think the recipe is flexible so you can tinker with it which is always nice. Thank you. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2016
Loved it the seasoning delicious and I liked the creaminess from the half and half. We didn't do the jalapenos because didn't have any. This made it so it had a hint of spicy but not to much which was perfect for what we were in the mood for. If you like spicy be sure to add the jalapenos. Read More
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