When the evenings turn cool, there's almost nothing better than a cozy bowl of soup or chilly. I'm talking a big steamy bowl of creamy, salty, sweet, chunky, dairy free corn chowder! (gluten free, dairy free and can easily be made vegan)
Prep Time 15mins
Cook Time 30mins
Total Time 45mins
Servings 6(1 1/2 cup servings)
Author Kim Lee
1can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
1jalapeno pepperseeded and finely chopped
1red or orange bell pepperseeded and finely chopped
3cupsAlmond Breeze Unsweetened AlmondMilk Original
2cupslow sodium chicken broth
6small red potatoesabout 1 lb., peeled and diced small
2cupsdiced or shreddedcooked chicken***
116 ounce bag frozen corn****
Juice from 1 limeabout 2 tablespoons
1/2 to 1teaspoonor to taste sea salt or Himalayan salt
Chopped cilantro to garnishoptional
Mince one chipotle pepper from the can. Remove 1 teaspoon of the adobo sauce and set it aside to be used later. You can save the remaining peppers and sauce for another use.
Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat. Add the chipotle pepper, jalapeno pepper, bell pepper, cumin, oregano, and paprika and sauté for 5 minutes, or until the peppers become soft. Add the garlic, stir and cook for an additional 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon and cook for 1 minute, or until there is no longer any visible raw flour. Stir in the almond milk and chicken broth, scraping up any bits from the bottom of the pan as you stir.
Add the potatoes, bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and can be easily pierced with a knife.
Add the nutritional yeast, chicken, corn, lime juice and the reserved 1 teaspoon of adobo sauce. Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the soup is completely heated through. Serve immediately.
*I use Bob's Red Mill. If preferred, you can also use all-purpose flour. **Instead of nutritional yeast, you can use cheese and you can add up to 2 cups. ***If you're near a Target, try the all-natural shredded cooked chicken from Archer Farms. It is wonderful! ****Another wonderful product- Trader Joe's roasted corn. It comes in a bag, frozen. Recipe inspired by Brown Eyed Baker.