This Slow Cooker Cheddar and Ale Chicken Chowder is so simple to make. The addition of the ale adds such a depth of flavour with the cheese and the chicken…so so good!
It’s soup week here on my blog! Yes a full week of delicious soup recipes! I can’t wait to share with you all the different soups that we have been enjoying after the last while! (You might have gotten a sneak peak of them already on my Instagram feed.) The soups that I will be sharing are all simple to make and bursting with flavour! And to think I had myself convinced that I didn’t like soup…say wha?! I don’t know what I was thinking and missing out on for that matter, but I have learned that I do indeed love soup…they’re hearty and comforting and so delicious! There really is nothing like a hot bowl of soup with crusty bread on a cold day is there?
Cheddar + Ale Chicken Chowder in the slow cooker.
Today I am serving up a Cheddar + Ale Chicken Chowder that you can make in the slow cooker! Yes. I love that I can put all of the ingredients into one pot, turn it on and have dinner ready to go. It’s really such a relief after a busy day to know what we’re having for dinner…no last minute rushing around and stressing about what to serve. The best!
Simple + delicious.
This Cheddar + Ale Chicken Chowder is so simple to make…just a few minutes of prep, then all you have to do is sit back and wait for dinner. And what a dinner it is…we enjoyed this soup SO much! The addition of the ale to this soup totally makes this recipe. I really love recipes that have beer or wine in the ingredients, because they add so much flavour to dishes, especially soups. In this chowder, the ale adds such a depth of flavour with the cheese and the chicken…so so good! This soup is hearty as a meal in itself, but it would be extra delicious served with a salad and fresh bread.
SO delicious! I really hope you try this soup…it is amazing!
Cheddar + Ale Chicken Chowder Recipe Tips
- Chicken: This soup is most delicious made with boneless, skinless chicken breast.
- Ale: Use a flavourful ale like Rickard’s Red Irish-style Red Ale, or your favourite.
- Cheese: Use a flavourful cheddar cheese, like an old cheddar (white or orange is fine).
- Do I have to add the beer? Well, this is an ale chowder, so yes.
- Great idea for St. Patrick’s Day! Add this soup to your St. Patrick’s Day menu!
Want it quicker?
If you don’t want to make this soup in a slow cooker, you can make it on the stove. Just follow the recipe as listed below, but instead add the soup to a soup pot on your stove and simmer for about 1 hour. TIP! Use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken to make this soup come together even faster!
Recipe adapted from Epicurious
Have a delicious day!
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