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

572.1 calories; 35.9 g protein; 41.4 g carbohydrates; 119.2 mg cholesterol; 1186.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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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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  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
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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
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
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
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
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2019
Excellent hearty soup! Great Comfort food for a chilly winter evening! Even with a lot of minor ingredient changes to make it gluten-free and use things I had on hand it was wonderful. My changes certainly didn t improve it though and it deserves 5 stars as written. My changes were: 5 regular cut slices of bacon instead of 10 yellow pepper instead of red canned jalapeños instead of fresh cornstarch instead of flour regular broth instead of unsalted russet potatoes instead of Yukon gold 3 whole dried chili peppers removed when done cooking instead of a can of chili s and 2% milk instead of half and half. The recipe made 8 generous servings (a bit over 8 fluid oz each). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2019
Added can of black beans to increase southwest flavor! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2017
Amazing!!! What a fantastic flavor. My family said to add to our list of favorite recipes. Just enough kick thanks to the jalapeños but not overpowering. Made exactly as the recipe was written. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2018
Delicious soup. The only thing I didn t have was enough cheddar cheese so I put Velveeta in the soup and cheddar as garnish. It was perfect. A bit labor intensiv e but good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2016
I halved the green chilies and left out the jalapeno -- simply so it wasn't too spicy for my children. It was still delicious and a bit spicy. I will definitely make this again. Read More