Tex-Mex Cheesy Chicken Chowder

40 mins (prep 20, cooking 20)
16 ingredients
16 servings
This came highly recommended from one of my co-workers and, honestly, I was kind of skeptical because of a couple of the ingredients. I'm usually not interested in recipes that have convenience foods in them but I gave this one a shot and, boy, is it good! I'm still not thrilled with the Velveeta and would like to find an easy-melting cheese to replace it so if anyone trying this recipe can come up with something, I'm all ears! This makes up a big pot of thick, hearty chowder that would be perfect for a Super Bowl party, or any get-together with lots of guys and kids...it's just something that would appeal to that group, you know? You can easily adjust the heat by the type of salsa you use....I used a mild salsa and it was perfect for us. Oh, my co-worker's neighbor got this recipe from Midwest Living magazine.

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Serving Size (45.91 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 100.39 Calories from Fat 27.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.0g 73.76%
Saturated Fat 0.98g 78.32%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 27.56mg 147.01%
Sodium 143.32mg 95.55%
Total Carbohydrate 7.41g 39.52%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 7.36 g %
Protein 10.9g 348.88%
Vitamin A 34.73IU% Vitamin C 0.86mg%
Calcium 180.17mg% Iron 0.29mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, thinly sliced celery, cloves garlic, boneless skinless chicken breast halves, frozen hash brown potatoes, country gravy mix, processed cheese spread, chunky salsa, diced green chilies, corn chips