A lightened up version of the classic Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder. Perfect comfort food for colder days!

One of my favorite things in the colder months is a huge pot of soup that you can eat for days. Something comforting that sticks to your ribs, but that also still feels healthy.

Ideally, something that is chock full of vegetables, too.

Oh so like this Lightened Up Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder. Oh how convenient! 🙂

A lightened up version of the classic Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder. Perfect comfort food for colder days!

So I’ve been away a lot this summer. I don’t even know what I’ve been doing, I’ve just been home one week and gone the next.

This week I got back from visiting Alex at his current away rotation in Chicago, and I found myself feeling so anxious at home. No matter how much I accomplished, I had this air of stress looming over me.

A lightened up version of the classic Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder. Perfect comfort food for colder days!

Like yesterday. I woke up early, worked out, went to the grocery store, recipe tested 4 things, shot 1, and answered all my emails. And yet I felt unaccomplished. Like I wasn’t doing enough.

So I started cleaning the house. I put everything away that didn’t need to be out, cleaned out cabinets in the kitchen, and threw out random things that were lying around. And just like that, I found myself feeling better. My anxiety began to dissipate. My head stopped buzzing.

A lightened up version of the classic Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder. Perfect comfort food for colder days!

This, to me, was a reminder how much I am influenced by my environment. And how much being in a cluttered space can clutter your mind.

I’m going to really try in the next few weeks to keep my home as clean and clutter-free as it can be. And I encourage you to do the same. Next time you walk into your house and take off your jacket, take the extra 10 seconds to hang it up instead of tossing it onto the couch. When you instinctively want to kick off those shoes and leave them in the hallway, don’t! Put those babies away. Because I’m sure if you do you’ll find yourself feeling better about your space and environment, and in turn, your mental state will benefit!

A lightened up version of the classic Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder. Perfect comfort food for colder days!

XO

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Lightened Up Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder
 
Serves: 10 cups
Ingredients
for the soup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced diagonally
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 3 zucchinis, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 ears corn, sliced off cob
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
possible garnishes
  • microgreens
  • more corn
  • bacon bits!
Instructions
  1. In a large heavy-bottomed pot (caste iron is best), heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add in onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in carrots and celery, cooking another 3 minutes. Next stir in zucchini, garlic, and white wine and cook until slightly tender, about 5 minutes more.
  3. Add cherry tomatoes, corn, chicken stock, milk, cream, dijon, and sugar, stirring to combine. Toss in shredded chicken. Once soup comes to a boil, turn to simmer and cover completely.
  4. Simmer soup for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve topped with microgreens and bacon bits!

 

6 comments

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Fancy mailing me a huge pot of this to get me through work today? It looks sooooo creamy and yummy. Soup season is the best!

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This is a super delicious conform food. Love corn and when is creamy is the best.

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As we prep for a mother of a storm in Fl, I am making soups to freeze in small batches. When the power is out they can “unfreeze” and we can eat them cold. This one looks pretty good!

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Love the looks of this hearty, healthy soup! Also love that it’s lightened up, this will be a fall staple!

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YOu snuck a surprising amount of veggies into that chicken soup! Love this for fall Sarah!

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First of all, those little pots are adorable. where did you get them? I need them in my life.
second, your food photography is stunning.
third, and most importantly, the recipe looks and sounds crazy delicious.
i love soup season!

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