Healthy Crock Pot Jalapeno, Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 5
 
A healthy soup made in your Crock Pot, so you can set it and forget it, with tender chicken, jalapenos, fresh sweet corn and bacon.
Ingredients
  • ¼ c. butter
  • ½ c. flour
  • 1⅔ c. skim milk divided
  • 1⅔ c. chicken broth divided
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 1 lb. uncooked chicken breast
  • 2 c. diced onions frozen or fresh
  • 2 c. sweet corn kernels (can substitute frozen corn)
  • ½ c. pre-cooked bacon, crumbled
  • cilantro
  • 4 oz. goat cheese (can substitute light cream cheese)
  • cilantro for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, add your butter and flour and whisk together for a few seconds until combined, it will be a little crumbly at this stage. Immediately start to add ⅔ c. milk gradually, whisking well after each small addition until it is smooth and creamy. Let cook for a couple minutes until it becomes noticeably thickened, then add ⅔ c. chicken broth, paprika and cumin. Whisk until smooth and heat on high for 4-6 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 4-6 qt. Crock Pot, add jalapeno, raw chicken breasts, onions, corn, bacon and remaining milk and chicken broth. Add the thickened milk mixture to the Crock Pot and stir to combine well.
  3. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours until chicken is cooked through. Stir in the cubed goat cheese about 10 minutes before serving so it has a chance to melt.
  4. Using two forks, shred the chicken into bite size pieces. Serve warm garnished with cilantro.
Recipe by The Creative Bite at http://www.thecreativebite.com/healthy-crock-pot-jalapeno-chicken-sweet-corn-soup/