Clam Chowder Jalapeno Popper

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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.

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

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

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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.

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