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Chipotle Chicken Corn Chowder

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Nothing soothes on a crisp fall day quite like a bowl of rich and creamy soup. This spicy chipotle chicken corn chowder is one that delivers everything you would want in a soup–a rich broth dancing with chipotle flavor, hearty potato, corn and shredded chicken all coming together for a soup that eats like a meal.

I recommend adding the chipotle in a little at a time to adjust the spiciness to your liking. Chipotle peppers can quickly go from spicy to blazing inferno in a matter of an extra tablespoon.

Top your bowl with crushed tortilla chips, cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime.

Chipotle Chicken Corn Chowder

Chipotle Chicken Corn Chowder

Ingredients

  • 2-6 ounce chicken breasts
  • 2 Idaho potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup sweet white onion, diced
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup chipotle in adobo sauce, sauce only.
  • 1-4 ounce can hatched green chiles
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • Optional toppings: chopped cilantro, lime wedges, tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. Begin by melting 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan over medium heat. Allow pan to get nice and hot. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  2. Place chicken breast on pan and cook 6-7 minutes each side. Place on a cutting board and finely chop chicken. Set aside.
  3. In a Dutch oven, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add green pepper, onion, potato, garlic, oregano, cumin and sea salt. Place lid on and cook until onion begin to soften about 10 minutes.
  4. Add hatched green chiles, chipotle sauce and flour. Stir to combine. Pour in chicken stock and whole milk. Stir regularly until flour is dissolved.
  5. Allow chowder to come to a boil. Reduce heat and add chicken and corn. Simmer uncovered 20 minutes.
  6. Serve with lime wedges, cilantro and tortilla chips.
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Roasted Corn and Jicama Confetti Salad

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A cool and refreshing salad is just what every summertime barbecue needs. This crunchy roasted corn and jicama confetti salad has a medley of delicious and healthy vegetables with a creamy avocado dressing. I recommend serving this salad in place of coleslaw for a nice change. Fire roasted corn can be purchased at Trader Joes grocery store in the frozen vegetable section. I have also seen it at other grocery stores as well. The smokey aroma of the roasted corn adds to the flavor of the salad. It would be delicious alongside this citrus tequila chicken.

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Roasted Corn and Jicama Confetti Salad

Roasted Corn and Jicama Confetti Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c Jicama, finely chopped
  • 2 c fire roasted corn
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 c zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 c Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp Sunflower kernels
  • FOR DRESSING
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1/3 c red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Combine chopped vegetables and cilantro in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. In a food processor combine ingredients for dressing. Blend in high until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour dressing over salad before serving. Stir to coat. Top with feta crumbles and sunflower kernels.
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Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Burgers

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Creating fresh takes on burger recipes is one of my favorite things to do during the warmer months. I often see a variety of burger options at the grocery store in the meat department. Those are great in a pinch, but when I have a little extra time, I like to create my own hand crafted burgers. This one came to me when I was trying to think of new ways to use corn meal. I found it to be the perfect binder in this recipe for cheesy jalapeño corn burgers.

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The corn meal creates an almost crispy outside to the burger, which I loved. The meat in this recipe is sort of an afterthought. I wanted the other ingredients to be the stars of the show, so instead of using beef, I used ground chicken. These burgers are delicious on their own with a little spicy mayonnaise (I use mayo mixed with a little chipotle in adobo sauce) on top served alongside grilled hearts of  romaine or your choice of veggie.

Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Burger

Yield: 4-6 burgers

Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Burger

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 c corn kernels, thawed
  • 1/2 c cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp jalapeño, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic, pressed into a paste
  • 1/3 c red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well to combine.
  2. Form into patties.
  3. Place on grill. Cook 10 minutes, flip and cook ten minutes longer.
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Roasted Poblano Corn Salad

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As we transition into fall, I thought it was fitting to have a side dish that can be enjoyed both warm or chilled. Roasted poblano peppers add a smokey flavor to this corn salad. Mix with a little grass-fed butter and fresh lime and this simple dish is a comforting and quick recipe to accompany entrees during the week.

Roasted Poblano Corn Salad

Roasted Poblano Corn Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 c corn kernels, organic
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp butter, grass-fed
  • 1 handful of cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven or grill to 450. Cook Poblano pepper until charred turning occasionally. Place pepper in a zip lock bag or bowl with a lid. Allow to steam and cool.
  2. Peel off skin and remove seeds from poblano pepper. Finely chop.
  3. Microwave corn kernels 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add corn and poblano pepper to a large bowl.
  5. Melt butter in microwave 30 seconds. Pour over corn. Add juice of lime and mix well.
  6. Sauté minced garlic until golden brown. Add to corn mixture.
  7. Add cilantro and stir well. Serve warm or chilled.
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