Don't you just love when someone brings something delicious to a potluck and won't share the recipe because it's a "family secret." Ughhhh! That's like torture to me.
I recently learned of a woman whose grandmother unfriended her on Facebook. Why? Because she dared to share a secret family recipe. The woman didn't understand, though. How could it be a secret family recipe when it's on Taste of Home's website.
When I read her story, I just had to have the recipe. Any recipe good enough to make your own grandmother unfriend you on Facebook has got to be really good! Sure enough, the woman linked the recipe for me from Taste of Home's website, so now I share with you one delicious soup recipe.
Here's what you need for Cheesy Chicken Chowder:
3 cups of chicken broth (I used 4)
2 cups diced, peeled potatoes
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced onion
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups diced cooked chicken (I used two large cans of chicken meat just because I didn't have any cooked chicken on hand and didn't feel like cooking chicken breasts.)
In a large saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. Reduce heat; add the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes until vegetables are tender.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan; stir in flour until smooth.
Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for two minutes or until thickened.
Reduce heat; add cheese, stirring until melted.
Add to broth along with chicken. Cook and stir until heated through.
The finished product is delicious, especially when served with a side of cornbread.
By the way, the woman and her grandma did reconcile and are once again friends on Facebook!
Wishing my grandma was on Facebook to share her recipes in the treehouse,