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Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Chowder

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 5 hr 35 min
  • Servings 8

This no-fuss cheesy chowder, made easy with the help of your slow cooker, will have your family thanking you, once they manage to put down their spoons. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

4
cups diced Yukon Gold potatoes (about 3 medium)
3
cups frozen corn kernels
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
2
cans (4.5 oz each) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
medium onion, diced (1 cup)
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
6
boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1/2
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
cup heavy whipping cream
3
tablespoons cornstarch
3
tablespoons water
3
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
Additional shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream, sliced green onions, as desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix potatoes, frozen corn, diced tomatoes, green chiles and onion. Stir in broth, chicken, taco seasoning mix and red pepper. Cover; cook 5 to 6 hours on Low heat setting or until potatoes are tender.
  • 2
    Increase heat setting to High; stir in cream. In small bowl, beat cornstarch and water. Beat cornstarch mixture into soup. Cover; cook about 15 minutes or until bubbly and thickened.
  • 3
    Add 3 cups Cheddar cheese to slow cooker; stir until melted. Serve soup with remaining ingredients.

Expert Tips

  • Crushed tortilla chips also make a nice garnish to this hearty chowder.
  • Yukon Gold potatoes have a waxy texture that holds up better than russet or baking potatoes, which tend to fall apart in the slow-cooking process.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
45%
Saturated Fat
16g
81%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
155mg
51%
Sodium
1160mg
48%
Potassium
670mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
7g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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