Chunky chicken & ham chowder

Chunky chicken & ham chowder

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Easily halved
Rich and creamy, yet low in fat - you could also make this warming soup with fish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal341
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre5g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.66g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 leeks, thinly sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 3 medium potatoes, cut into small cubes
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 700ml skimmed milk
  • 2 ready roasted chicken breasts, skin removed and cut into chunks
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 2 thick slices ham, chopped
  • 175g each frozen sweetcorn and frozen peas
    Sweetcorn

    Sweetcorn

    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the leeks over a low heat for 3 mins until softened. Stir in the potatoes and flour, then slowly blend in the milk, stirring with a wooden spoon. Bring to the boil and simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 mins until the potatoes are soft.

  2. Add the chicken, ham, sweetcorn and peas, then stir over a medium heat for 5 mins or until hot and bubbling. Season to taste and serve with crusty bread.

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jbodman
2nd Sep, 2008
Very easy to make and quite tasty, really filling too! I added a little more milk as I used large potatoes, and used some leftover smoked gammon instead of ham....made it a bit more flavoursome!
dragonfly22
27th Jun, 2008
5.05
Delicious - simple, tasty - even nicer if you add a bay leaf and some cloves whilst cooking.
sweetandsour
13th Jan, 2008
I added chicken stock and some curry for more taste. It was delicious and it was ready in a few minutes. Great as a midweek supper
tattookitten
2nd Nov, 2007
2.05
It was nice, but next time I'm going to add something to give it more taste, also I'd serve it with some crusty bread. Other than that it was great.
susancooks
1st Nov, 2007
4.05
Simple to make and so tasty. Did add a little pepper, next time might add a little whole grain mustard, for a bit of a zing.

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