I love this time of year!! I love the crisp air that makes you want to wear sweaters, scarves, slippers and have soup for dinner. I had never made any kind of chowder before, but a couple of years ago I had the opportunity of joining our Stake Presidency at a dinner with a member of the Quorum of the 70 who visited for our stake conference. The Stake Relief Society Presidency made some really great soups for the dinner and I opted to try a corn chowder. I fell in love and decided that I needed to add this to my family menu. I went searching online and found this Chicken and Corn Chowder recipe HERE.
I decided to change it up to fit my needs, which is less prep!! I am all about easy recipes that are fast to put together as I have 5 children that need me and a few hobbies that I would rather be spending time doing than cooking. Something that saves me A LOT of time and adds amazing flavor to any chicken recipe is rather than cook and shred chicken, I buy a rotisserie chicken from SAMS Club and when I get home I pull all of the chicken off, give a few yummy scraps to my dog, and throw the chicken into snack sized zip-lock bags. All those go into a gallon sized freezer bag, then it goes into my freezer for later use.
I hate cooking bacon, it smells up the house for days and I smell like bacon too. I really don’t like smelling like dinner if I have plans to go somewhere after. I do love to eat bacon though so when I can I just use the already baked bits of bacon, which is what I did with this recipe.
When I eat this soup my mind goes back to that night when I had the opportunity to spend time with some amazing men and women in the gospel and feel the love of my Heavenly Father. Yum! Lots of warm fuzzies!!
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