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Chicken and Mushroom Chowder

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“This is a hearty, meal in a bowl, good for cold days chowder. Serve it with crusty bread for a complete meal. It looks like a lot of ingredients but this is actually after-work friendly. Recipe adapted from Chicago Tribune's Good Eating section”

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  1. Cover mushrooms with boiling water and set aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Cook bacon in a dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes; crumble into pieces and set aside.
  3. Add onions to dutch oven, cook until softened, about 3 minutes; add garlic, cook 1 minute; add chicken and cook, stirring often, until it turns white, about 4 minutes; add potatoes, corn, broth and tomatoes, cook 4 more minutes.
  4. Slice spinach leaves into thin strips; add spinach, bay leaf, thyme, herbs de Provence, salt, pepper flakes, allspice and black pepper to chowder; drain mushrooms and add to the pot.
  5. Increase heat to medium-high; cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes; adjust seasoning, stir in parsley and cilantro into chowder.
  6. Garnish with bacon.

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