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How to Cook Sweet and Savory Corn and Chicken Soup

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Corn and chicken soup

Corn and chicken soup

Sweet and Savory

During the cold months, there's nothing better than soup for a warming and hearty meal. This easy-to-make corn and chicken soup is both sweet and savory.


  • 150 grams chicken, any parts
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1.2 litres + 1 cup water
  • 1 inch ginger, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cube chicken boullion
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • oil, for sauteeing
Sweet corn soup

Sweet corn soup


For Preparation:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 3 medium bowls
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 small plate
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

For Cooking:

  • pot
  • soup ladle

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

15 min

20 min

3 to 4 servings


  1. Heat oil in a pot. Saute the ginger, then add the chicken.
  2. Add 1.2 litres of water into the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to boil.
  3. Separate chicken and chicken stock. Allow chicken to cool down. Save the chicken stock.
  4. Once the chicken has cooled down, shred each piece. Set aside.
  5. Heat oil in a pot. Saute onion until translucent. Add shredded chicken.
  6. Pour in chicken stock. Add corn kernels and chicken bouillon. Bring the soup to a boil.
  7. Dissolve cornstarch into 1 cup of water. Add a small amount of soup to temper the slurry, then add it to the soup.
  8. Stir constantly while pouring in the cornstarch mixture. Bring to boil. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy!
how to make corn and chicken soup

how to make corn and chicken soup

Tips and Techniques

  • Replace corn kernels with creamed corn to make the soup creamier.
  • Saute the onions properly to bring out their sweetness.
  • Add hot liquid into the cornstarch mixture or slurry to avoid lumps.
  • Make the soup creamier and thicker by adding a beaten egg, cream, or milk.

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