Chicken Cordon Bleu vs. Creamy Corn Chowder

You’ve read about the Chicken Cordon Bleu and the Creamy Corn Chowder. Now, it’s time to figure out which dish will proceed onto Round 2 of the Crockpot March Madness Tournament.

In determining the winner, Karen asked us to consider the following questions:

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Did your family eat and like it? Yes, we both liked it. I liked it better than Rick did, but he liked it, too.
What things did you like about the recipe? I liked the flavor of the sauce and the chicken. Also, it was proof that a “fancier” recipe can come from a crockpot!
What things would you change about the recipe? I would use oregano instead of thyme. The thyme was really strong, and was the only complaint Rick had about the dish.
Would you make this recipe again? Yes, possibly. It’s something different than what I normally make, but I liked it enough that I would occasionally put it on the menu.
Were there any leftovers or was the crock scraped clean? There were leftovers, but I knew there would be (I’m only cooking for two people). I did cut the recipe in half, so it only made 4 servings instead of 8.

Creamy Corn Chowder

Did your family eat and like it? Yes, we ate it. It wasn’t one of our favorites, but it was good and filling.
What things did you like about the recipe? I originally thought this dish would be good (or even better) without the chicken, but after making it, I was glad the chicken was there. It made it a lot more filling.
What things would you change about the recipe? The sauce was too runny — I was expecting it to be thicker. Also, I would omit the cream cheese, because I don’t think it really did anything to the dish.
Would you make this recipe again? Probably not. It reminded me a lot of other soups that I liked better. But if I did make it again, I would add a diced potato to make the soup even more hearty!
Was there any leftovers or was the crock scraped clean? This dish made about 5 servings for us, which is great, because we take leftovers to work with us for lunch everyday!

Was it a close game? Or was it a blow out? It wasn’t exactly a blow-out, as we enjoyed both dishes, but there was one that we clearly enjoyed more than the other. In this match-up, the Chicken Cordon Bleu is the winner!

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