Fall marks the beginning of “soups on Sunday” at our house. Every Sunday I whip up a big pot of soup, sometimes two, and we enjoy it all day long. I usually double the recipe too so that once we are done nibbling on it all day long we still have some left for lunches throughout the week.
We have our go-to soup recipes that we alternate out each week, but once in awhile I will throw in a new recipe to try. When I asked my hubby what kind of soup he wanted last weekend his response was, “do you remember that corn chowder soup you made when we lived at the other house.” Yes, he requested a soup that I made probably 2 years ago- maybe three!
I dug through my email hoping to find the recipe and it was not there. I remembered the soup, and remembered it was really good, but could not find the recipe. I texted my best friend asking if she still had the recipe (note: we share recipes often and she is way more organized than me). In the meantime I scoured the internet for a soup that I thought mimicked the yummy corn chowder he was requesting.
I found several recipes that looked decent, but not a single one that I would follow exactly or one that was dairy free that sounded any good. I then decided I would take a few of the recipes and combine them to make my own corn chowder. Not long after I decided this I got a text message from my way-more-organized best friend that she had found the recipe. What?!?! She rocks!
I remembered that the recipe was not dairy free and I needed to make it dairy free. Although I can tolerate small amounts of dairy, I don’t prefer a dairy based soup. I knew I would feel much better if I made this soup without the half and half it called for and my husband would never know (he is used to it now). As I was searching the internet for recipes I had found a few that included chicken so I decided I wanted to add that to mine too.
Here is the original recipe that inspired this yummy soup.
I prefer my chicken grilled to a point it has a little char on it- so yummy! The grilled flavor combined with the bacon gives it the perfect taste. I am sure a shredded chicken or even a rotisserie chicken if you are short on time would suffice.
If you don’t have to be dairy free, you can top this delicious soup with your favorite shredded cheese. Or even some diced, fresh jalapeño for a little kick.
Next time you need a soup to serve, try this one, I promise you will please all the eaters in your home. This will be added to our regular Sunday rotation, and now I will know exactly what my husband is asking for when he requests this.