February Pinterest Challenge-- Cheesy Chicken Chowder in a Bread Bowl

Welcome to the February Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen!

I have been eyeing Simply Stacie's Cheesy Chicken Chowder pin for a long time and finally decided to make it one cold day last month.  It was AH- MAZE-ING!!!

I did have to make a few adjustments; mostly because I really need to go grocery shopping and partly because I wanted to make it just a bit healthier.  I added a bit more vegetables and cut back on the cheese.  I also wanted to get the chowder started while we were out hiking and prepared part of it in the crock pot.



Ingredient list:

3 cups chicken broth
1 Tablespoon onion flakes
1 cup celery, sliced
2 1/2 cups potatoes, diced (though I think I had closer to 3)
1- 12 oz bag frozen mixed vegetables
3 cups diced, cooked chicken
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
2 cups milk, skim
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
individual bread bowls (We used 3 but the chowder made enough for 5 or 6 of them easily).

In the crock pot I combined the chicken broth, onion flakes, celery, potatoes and frozen mixed veggies and cooked it on low for 7 or 8 hours.


Once we arrived back home and the potatoes were fork tender I added the chicken.


My intent had been to cook up the cream sauce and add it to the crock pot but the cream sauce was quite thin and I wanted to thicken it up so I ended up pouring everything from the crock pot into my pan.  Luckily I had used one big enough to hold it all.

In a large sauce pan I melted the butter and added the flour to make a roux.  I poured in the milk slowly making sure to dissolve the roux.  I added the shredded cheese and all the contents of the crock pot.



Over medium high heat I brought the chowder to a low boiling stirring frequently to prevent any burning or anything sticking to the bottom of the pan.  Once it had thickened up nicely I took the pan off the burner to cool for a bit while I prepared the bread bowl.

I cut a hole in the top of each loaf and scooped out enough of the bread to make room for the chowder.


Then I ladled the soup into each bowl and served with the pieces of bread I had cut/ scooped off.  It made for a delicious and hearty winter meal!







You can check out last year's projects by clicking here.
In January we tried making our own marshmallows

To join next month's #pinterestchallenge, click here to sign-up ⇒ March Pinterest Challenge

Now let's see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!

Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop
Erlene - My Pinterventures  •  Jenny - Cookies Coffee and Crafts Debbee - Debbee's Buzz  •  Bri - Halfpint Design  •  Julie - Sum of their Stories T'onna - Sew Crafty Crochet  •  Beverly - Across the Boulevard  •  Debra - Shoppe No. 5 Roseann - This Autoimmune Life  •  Cherryl - Farm Girl Reformed Leslie - Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After • Kelley - Simply Inspired Meals Lydia - Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen  •Joanne - Our Unschooling Journey Kristie - Teadoddles  •  Gail - Purple Hues and Me  •  Ashley - Emory Farm  Kristie - Love My Little Cottage  •  Crissy - First Day of Home Habiba - Craftify My Love  •  Marie - The Inspiration Vault  •  Emily - Domestic Deadline Lauren - Mom Home Guide  •  Maria - Simple Nature Decor Alexandra - Eye Love Knots  •  Lynne - My Family Thyme   Terri - Our Good Life Marci - Stone Cottage Adventures  •   Susan - SuzerSpace  •  Kim - Kimspired DIY  •  Pili - My Sweet Things Kelli - K's Olympic Nest  •  Erin - The DIY Nuts  •  Shirley - Intelligent Domestications

Pinterest Inspired Projects




Comments

  1. My fellas would love this and so would I! Anything with a roux is bound to be good. I have admired those warm soups served in a bread bowl too but never done it. I am inspired. Looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do love just about anything with a roux too!

      Delete
  2. That bread bowl looks amazingly delicious. What a great dinner!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm sitting wishing we were have your chowder for dinner tonight! I like how you added more veggies and less cheese and it didn't take away from the taste.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, my husband and kids would say I should have used all the cheese and cut back on the veggies but I honestly just loved it!

      Delete
  4. This would be a great dish for cold winter evenings. It looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter's night.

      Delete
  5. That does look amazing! Wish I could eat cheese because I would definitely make this!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm thinking I should make this tomorrow night as the weather is calling for more snow. I'm pretty sure I have everything on your list except for the bread bowls. Hmmm...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We're supposed to be getting more rain and snow too. I'm sure it would be just as yummy in a bowl with some crackers or bread served beside it.

      Delete
  7. I love a good chowder, and this one looks delicious, especially on a cold winter's day! I'll have to try this!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ooo...I could use a bowl of this. It's so cold and I've been making soups a lot lately. In fact, I'm eating stew as I'm typing this out :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have been making lots of soups and stews this winter too!

      Delete
  9. This recipe sounds perfect for a cold winter day! February seems to go on forever, doesn't it? ;-) Thanks for the recipe! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really does; I'm always amazed that such a short month seems to last so long.

      Delete
  10. Looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing and I will have to try sometime soon!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This soup looks fabulous. Found you at Classy Flamingos.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for sharing this yumy recipe, will pin this to my recipe board.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is a great comfort food recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh, nice! This is such a warm and scrumptious comfort food for all this snow and cold. I can tell using skim milk is just fine.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love the idea of using the crock pot for this. It does look delicious for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  16. My kids and I love cheddar broccoli soup. This looks quite similar. I may try to add some other veggies next time I make it, just to get some variety in them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good luck; if they're anything like my kids just a few new veggies incites a whole new struggle. I hope they like it.

      Delete
  17. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, we hope you have a great week & come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
  18. I learned about chowder on a trip to the US - specifically around San Fransisco area. It's a delicious meal and I love your idea of the bread bowl

    ReplyDelete
  19. This looks delicious! Perfect comfort food! Pinned!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for the pin! It is wonderful comfort food.

      Delete
  20. Nice looking chowder! I'll bet it was wonderful in the bread bowls. I'm hoping to try making them myself at some point this year and your chowder would be perfect served inside!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks; it was amazing. I too thought I'd like to try making my own bread bowls soon too.

      Delete
  21. That looks delicious! What time should I be over for dinner? lol

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

July Pinterest Challenge-- Weight Watcher Pizza Recipe

Summer Fun Link Party Features

100 Days of Science-- #81 Mushroom Spores

Fiesta Pasta Salad Recipe

Encouraging Hearts and Home- Home Improvement Edition