Cholula Chicken Corn Chowder

Recipe developed by The Clever Cleaver Brothers

Ingredients:

1 cup finely diced salt pork or bacon
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced onion
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth (heated)
2 cups cooked, diced chicken breast
2 cans corn (15 1/4 oz. each), drained
2 tablespoons Cholula® Hot Sauce
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tablespoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 bay leaf
milk or heavy cream, as needed

STEP 1:

In a large saucepan or pot, sauté the salt pork or bacon over medium heat. Add onion, celery and red pepper and heat until the onion becomes translucent.

STEP 2:

Add flour and mix with a wooden spoon to incorporate. Heat for three to five minutes over low heat. Stir occasionally and don't let this mixture (called a roux) turn brown.

STEP 3:

Add chicken broth and stir until the roux is incorporated without any lumps.

STEP 4:

Add diced, cooked chicken, drained corn, Cholula® Hot Sauce, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, white pepper and the bay leaf. Combine.

STEP 5:

Bring this to a boil. Mix everything and turn the heat to simmer. Cook for approximately 30 minutes or until the chowder thickens.

STEP 6:

Remove the bay leaf and add milk or cream to make the chowder your preferred consistency. Combine and ENJOY!
6 to 8 servings