Cheesy Chicken Poblano Chowder
This semi-spicy, comforting soup goes great with corn bread.
Author: The Chef
Recipe type: Main dish
- 3 poblano peppers
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 (32 ounce) cartons chicken broth
- 2 cups diced roasted chicken breast
- 2 (11 ounce) cans whole kernel corn with peppers
- 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans
- 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons garlic powdersalt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups tortilla chips, for topping
- Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack at about 6 inches from the heat source. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Cut the peppers in half from top to bottom; remove the stem, seeds, and ribs, then place the peppers cut-side-down onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Cook under the preheated broiler until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered, about 5 minutes. Place the blackened peppers into a bowl, and tightly seal with plastic wrap. Allow the peppers to steam as they cool, about 20 minutes. Once cool, remove the skins and discard. Dice the roasted peppers.
- While the peppers are cooling, melt the butter in a pot over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, and stir until the mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk the chicken broth into the flour mixture, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and stir until the mixture is thick and smooth, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in the diced peppers, diced chicken, corn, black beans, Cheddar cheese, and pepper jack cheese. Season with cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer, and simmer until the cheese has melted and the soup is hot, about 10 minutes. Serve sprinkled with tortilla chips.