Chicken Sweet Corn Soup
Chicken Soup with Sweet Corn
Who doesn’t adore this restaurant’s classic chicken corn soup? It is my favorite soup in the Indo-Chinese category! So, I always look for an opportunity to make this. Winters are here, so a warm bowl of chicken sweet corn soup is the best addition to your meal.
What is Chicken Sweet Corn Soup?
Creamy and thick Sweet Corn Chicken Soup is an Indo-Chinese soup that can be made from scratch in just 20 minutes.
The sweet corn soup was one of my favorite restaurant soups when I was younger. Because this soup has a mild flavor and is slightly sweet. I adore corn, so this soup is even more appealing to me. With a toddler at home, this soup is ideal for the entire family. In this soup, you can always sneak in vegetables like carrots, peas, and mushrooms.
This soup is ideal for the cold weather because it is a hearty, healthy soup made with sweet corn kernels in flavorful chicken stock with egg drops. It’s easy to make, warming, and delicious.
Ingredients At A Glance
Chicken – I have used chicken legs to prepare this soup. You can use chicken breast too.
Corn – You can use fresh corn or frozen corn kernels, whichever is readily available nearby. I have used canned creamed corn in this recipe. You can prepare your cream corn at home too.
Eggs – The egg is another important component of this soup. When the egg is slowly whisked into the simmering broth, it forms ribbon-like structures that add body to the soup.
Corn Starch – the corn starch gives the soup a thick texture which we all love. Watery soup is never preferred.
Water – Use water as per your requirement.
Green chilies or serrano peppers – Add some heat to the soup with green chilis or serrano peppers.
White vinegar – Although it may appear strange and unusual to some, vinegar is a common ingredient in some soup recipes for a reason. When you think about it, vinegar is a flavor enhancer (umami). This is why it’s so popular in cooking, sauces, and salad dressings. Soups are the same way.
How To Prepare Chicken Sweet Corn Soup?
First, boil the chicken in 4 cups of water (this will also provide the chicken stock for the soup).
Return the chicken to the prepared stock after shredding it from the bone.
Mix in a can of creamed corn. Bring the water to a boil.
When the soup is boiling, beat 2 eggs separately in a bowl and add them to the soup. You can add the egg to the boiling soup and stir to make the egg “threads.”
Make a lump-free mixture of half a cup of cornstarch and half a cup of water. While the soup is heating up, add the cornstarch and stir well. The cornstarch is used to thicken the soup. To achieve the desired thickness, add a little more cornstarch dissolved in water. Remember that the soup will thicken even more as it cools. So don’t make it too thick.
Add salt at this stage; make sure to taste to adjust the salt.
Serve your soup hot, topped with soy or tamari sauce, green or red chili sauce, and chili vinegar. Enjoy your winter night with this warm bowl of chicken and sweet corn soup.
Some Expert Tips For Preparing Chicken Sweet Corn Soup
- You can use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock if you prefer. Boil 6-7 cups of water, 1 large onion (quartered), a carrot (sliced), and a potato to make vegetable stock (large cubes). Boil until the water is reduced to 5 1/2 cups. Remove from heat, strain the stock, and discard the vegetables.
- Adjust the amount of corn flour to achieve the desired soup thickness. A thicker soup results from using more corn flour.
- Cream-style corn can be made at home. Remove the corn kernels from two corn cobs using a sharp knife. In a saucepan, melt a tablespoon of butter and sauté 3/4 of the corn kernels for 2 minutes. Use the remaining corn kernels to form a paste. Mix in the corn paste and a tbsp of sugar in the vessel. Cook for 7-8 minutes with 1/4 cup water and 3 tbsp milk (optional). Mix one tablespoon of flour with three tablespoons of water. Continue to stir in the corn flour mixture until it thickens. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Finally, allow it to cool until ready to use.
- If you want, you can add soy sauce if desired.
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