Chicken and Asparagus Chowder

Chicken and Asparagus Chowder
Chicken and Asparagus Chowder. Diana Rattray
    40 mins
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Serve this flavorful chicken chowder with cornbread wedges, crusty rolls, or biscuits, along with a sandwich or tossed salad.

Use leftover cooked chicken or a rotisserie chicken to make this easy chowder.

What You'll Need

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 large baking potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 pound asparagus, woody ends removed, sliced in 1/2-inch lengths
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley

How to Make It

  1. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-low heat. Saute the onion and celery for about 3 minutes; add bell pepper and cook for 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir the flour into the vegetable mixture until well blended. Continue cooking, stirring, for 1 minute. Add chicken broth and stir to blend. Add diced potato and bring to a boil.
  3.  Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until potato is just tender. Add the asparagus and chicken; cook just until asparagus can be easily pierced with a fork.
  1. Add cream and the salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Stir in parsley just before serving.

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