How to Cook Sweet and Savory Corn and Chicken Soup

Updated on January 23, 2020
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Corn and chicken soup
Corn and chicken soup | Source

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 | Source


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 time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 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 | Source

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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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      14 months ago from Manila

      Hi Miebakagh,

      The combination of chicken and corn in soup is usual in Chinese cuisine. It's really great.

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      Travel Chef 

      14 months ago from Manila

      Hello Liz,

      Chinese foods are my faves. I like how their meals always include tadty soups.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      14 months ago from Manila

      Hi Pamela,

      This is one of my favorites as it's so easy to make.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      14 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi, Dred cuan, corn and chicken sounds strange to me. But it is a soup some enjoy heartily. However, I am at home with bean and chicken. Even fish or red meat is a good substitute. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      Liz Westwood 

      14 months ago from UK

      This comes as part of a standard meal for 4 from our favourite Chinese takeaway. I am awaiting the publication of your recipe book.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      14 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I love soups and this look like a very good one. Thanks Dred.


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