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Clam Chowder with Bacon

Slow Cooker Low Carb Clam Chowder


Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 small leek, cleaned, trimmed, and sliced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 - 10 oz cans of fancy whole baby clams, drained
  • 2 cups clam juice
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon, cooked crisp, and crumbled
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions

  1. Heat slow cooker on low setting.
  2. To slow cooker, add chicken stock, garlic, shallot, leek, celery, onions, butter, and salt and pepper. Cover, and cook vegetables on low for 1 hour.
  3. To the slow cooker, add clams, clam juice and bacon.
  4. Add cream cheese, heavy cream, garlic powder and thyme. Continue mixing until there are no visible clumps of cream cheese and all ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours.

Notes

Per Serving - Calories: 276 | Fat: 28.5g | Protein: 12g | Net Carbs: 3.75g

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Cup