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Fast Lane Chicken and Potato Chowder

Contributed by: NAPSA

A Winning Recipe Idea For The Big Race Day (NAPSA) - It's the fastest growing spectator sport in the United States and second only to the NFL in television viewership. Nearly one-third of the U.S. adult population rates themselves as fans and 17 of the 20 highest-attended sporting events in America revolve around this sport. What is this national phenomenon? NASCAR...and fans nationwide are gear up every February for the kick-off of the season.

In millions of households, watching the race and celebrating the sport is a family affair. Kids hang posters of their favorite driver next to posters of their favorite rock star. Dad can often be seen sporting a racing-related T-shirt or hat and mom is busy on the Internet chatting about her favorite race team.

Here's a race day recipe that always gets the green flag:


  • 1 package Chicken Helper Oven Favorites Potatoes Au Gratin
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Green Giant Mexicorn whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, undrained
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or turkey (about 10 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 6 large round crusty dinner rolls


Heat uncooked Potatoes, Sauce Mix, Au Gratin Cheese Sauce Topping, corn, water, milk and chicken to boiling in Dutch oven, stirring constantly; reduce heat.

Cover and simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Stir in Cheddar cheese; sprinkle with bread crumb topping. Scoop out inside of each dinner roll to make bread bowl. Serve chowder in bread bowls.

High Altitude (3,500-6,500 feet): Increase water to 3 cups.

Special Touch

Add even more interest to this chowder by topping with sour cream, Bac~Os bacon flavor bits or chips, salsa or shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalape–o peppers.

Prep: 10 min; Cook: 20 min

Serving Size: Makes 6 servings

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