Hi everyone, welcome to today’s soup class! In this class, I’ll be teaching you how to make Chicken Corn Soup which is perfectly delicious for those chilly evenings that are quickly descending upon us.
Errr, okay maybe not descending on me exactly because I live in the Middle East which is basically a desert, but for most of you I know winter is here!!!
Okay, so don’t worry this isn’t an actual class, and the recipe for this Chicken Corn Soup is not so difficult that you need to take notes or something, or will be actually tested on. Lol. How funny would it be to give an exam on making Chicken Corn Soup? Quite funny, I suppose. 😛
So this Chicken Corn Soup is quite delicious to make and is so easy you won’t believe it. This creamy chicken corn soup is made in pretty much all Pakistani homes, and I’m guessing everyone has different ways of making it, as is with such popular recipes.
Everyone has their own touch to add to this soup, and that’s what I like about these recipes because while they’re all generally the same each family adds their own unique touch and taste to it.
A one pot soup, this Chicken Corn Soup is delicious and perfect for those chilly winter evenings when all you want is a warm, soothing bowl of soup in less than an hour!
The recipe I’m sharing with you today is the way my mother has been making this Chicken Corn Soup from as long as I can remember. And it’s one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made!
Family recipes are the best, aren’t they? I mean I suppose it’s because of all those childhood fond memories attached with the food you’ve grown up eating.
Served with warm garlic bread fresh from the oven, and doused with lots of soy sauce and vinegar, that’s the way we like it at our home! 🙂
So basically everything is made in one pot (yay!) and there’s no chopping involved in this recipe (double yay!). Now, before I leave you to make this recipe here are a few How to Make Chicken Corn Soup tips to follow and make your soup as delicious as possible!
How to Make Chicken Corn Soup – the Pakistani way:
1.) The chicken is cooked in water for about 30 minutes or so. This step makes the chicken broth or base for the soup, and also cooks the chicken through. It is important to use bone in chicken for this step, as it is crucial to make the stock / base of the soup.
2.) Once the chicken is cooked through, take it out and shred it into pieces. Set aside.
3.) Now all you have to do is flavor the soup with a few seasonings such as garlic powder, ginger powder and salt and pepper. This is why is this soup requires no chopping because we’re using these flavorful seasonings. But if you want, you can by all means use freshly chopped ginger or garlic – just make sure they are finally chopped or minced so that you don’t get pieces of ginger or garlic while eating the soup. At this point you will also add some soy sauce and white vinegar to further flavor the soup.
4.) Now add in the shredded chicken and creamed corn, and thicken the soup with cornstarch. Finally it’s time to add in a whisked egg which is what will create the rivulets which Chicken Corn Soup is so famous for. The egg will also help thicken the soup.
5.) And now here’s the best part, the guide on how to make Chicken Corn Soup is over, and all you have to do is serve it in bowls and eat up! 🙂
Oh and look who’s here…my tiny helper! 🙂
How to Make Chicken Corn Soup
- 1 full chicken 1000 grams - cut into pieces, bone in and skinless
- 6 cups water
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 can 420 grams of creamed corn
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with a splash of water this is for thickening the soup
- 1 egg whisked
Place chicken in a large pot and pour in the water. Simmer on medium low heat for about 30-40 minutes. The chicken will be cooked and the stock for the soup will be ready.
Remove chicken from the pot, letting the stock remain in the pot. Add soy sauce, white vinegar, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt and pepper and creamed corn and let come to a boil. Shred the chicken and add it to the soup.
Now add the cornflour water mixture and keep stirring until the soup has thickened. Do not worry if you thicken the soup too much by accident, you can just add a bit of water (like half a cup) to thin out. And if it's not thick enough to your liking you can add a bit more of cornflour/water mixture until the soup's consistency is to your liking.
Now add in the whisked egg slowly, while continuously stirring. The egg will cook in seconds and you will be able to see rivulets of the egg.
Take off heat and serve.