Clam Chowder Jalapeno Popper

In a large pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until it's crispy. Remove the bacon and set it aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pot.

Add the chopped onions and garlic to the pot and sauté them until they become translucent and fragrant.

Stir in the diced potatoes, chicken broth, and thyme. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer until the potatoes are tender.

Add the minced clams (with their juice) and heavy cream to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Let the chowder simmer for an additional 10 minutes.