Chicken & Corn Soup

Simple Chinese Chicken & Corn Soup made in just 20 minutes… a super healthy recipe that’s perfect for an easy lunch or a quick weeknight dinner. 

 

Simple Chinese Chicken & Corn Soup made in just 20 minutes... a super healthy recipe that's perfect for an easy lunch or a quick weeknight dinner. 

 

When the weather cools off, this is one of our favourite soup recipes! It takes just 20 minutes to make… and tastes just like your favourite takeaway Chicken & Corn soup!

 

Chinese Chicken & Corn Soup… just like the restaurant version!

 

Chicken & Corn Soup has always been my number one pick at my local Chinese restaurant – and this recipe tastes just like that! Shredded chicken mixed through a creamy corn soup, sprinkled with extra spring onions and drizzled with soy sauce. This is one totally addictive and delicious soup recipe. 

 

Chinese chicken corn soup.

 

Chicken & Corn Soup Ingredients

 

A few basic ingredients are needed to make this family-friendly soup…

 

Chicken

I 100% recommend using a store-bought BBQ chicken for this recipe. It’s going to save you heaps of time and you’ll have dinner sitting on the table in less than 20 minutes!

If you can’t grab a BBQ chicken, then you can always poach and shred a couple of small chicken breasts. It’s a little more time consuming, but you’ll get the same delicious tasting soup in the end!

 

Corn

This recipe uses a mix of creamed corn and corn kernels which gives you the perfect mix of  creamy soup with little bursts of corn kernels. 

 

Egg Whites

To get that classic Chinese egg drop soup, you simply drizzle 2 lightly beaten egg whites into the soup while it’s cooking… so easy!

 

Cornflour

I like to thicken my soup up with a little bit of cornflour dissolved in water. 

 

Sauces and flavourings

A mix of soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, garlic and spring onions take this classic soup to a whole new level!

 

The steps to making a traditional Chinese chicken and corn soup using a bbq chicken.

 

A 20 minute weeknight dinner made using a cooked BBQ chicken 

 

The best thing about this soup is that it’s made using a store-bought rotisserie barbecue chicken from the supermarket.

 

This is my go-to dinner when I’m running late… I race into the supermarket, grab a hot cooked chicken, drive home and this soup is on the table less than 20 minutes later. Too easy!!!

 

A spoon in a bowl of corn egg drop soup.

 

Chicken & Corn Soup variations

This soup is too good you’ll want to make it over and over again. But if you’re after something a little different, check out these variations: 

 

A spoon in a bowl of corn egg drop soup.

A spoonful of chicken and corn soup.

 

More delicious winter soup recipes

 

Chicken & Corn Soup - Conventional Method

Simple Chinese Chicken & Corn Soup made in just 20 minutes... a super healthy recipe that's perfect for an easy lunch or a quick weeknight dinner. 
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Light Meals
Cuisine: Soup
Keyword: chicken corn soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 347kcal
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1000 ml liquid chicken stock
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 420 g creamed corn
  • 125 g corn kernels drained, rinsed
  • 3 spring onions thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken see notes
  • 2 tsp soy sauce extra for serving
  • 1 tbs sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tbs cornflour dissolved in a little water
  • 2 egg whites lightly beaten

Instructions

  • Place the liquid chicken stock, garlic, creamed corn, corn kernels and half the chopped spring onion in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cover and bring to the boil. 
  • Reduce heat to low and then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the shredded chicken, soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce and stir to combine. 
  • Simmer for 5 minutes or until heated through. Add the cornflour dissolved in a little water and stir. Simmer for a further 5 minutes. 
  • Gradually drizzle in the whisked egg whites and stir until cooked. 
  • Pour the soup into serving bowls and top with the remaining spring onion and extra soy sauce. 

Notes

A cooked barbecue chicken from the supermarket is perfect for this recipe. Alternatively, you can poach and shred 2 small chicken breasts. 
Nutrition Facts
Chicken & Corn Soup - Conventional Method
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 1004mg 42%
Potassium 665mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Vitamin C 10.1%
Calcium 3%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chicken & Corn Soup - Thermomix Method

Simple Chinese Chicken & Corn Soup made in just 20 minutes... a super healthy recipe that's perfect for an easy lunch or a quick weeknight dinner. 
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Light Meals
Cuisine: Soup
Keyword: chicken corn soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 369kcal
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 3 spring onions roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 10 g olive oil
  • 1000 g liquid chicken stock
  • 420 g creamed corn
  • 125 g corn kernels drained, rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken see notes
  • 2 tsp soy sauce extra for serving
  • 1 tbs sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tbs cornflour dissolved in a little water
  • 2 egg whites lightly beaten

Instructions

  • Place spring onions and garlic into the Thermomix bowl. Chop on Speed 5 for 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides and repeat. 
  • Add the olive oil and saute for 3 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed soft.
  • Add the liquid chicken stock, creamed corn, corn kernls and shredded chicken and cook for 15 minutes, 100 degrees, Reverse, Speed 1.
  • Set the timer to 2 minutes and mix on Speed 1, 100 degrees. Slowly add the soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, cornflour (mixed with water) and the lightly beaten egg whites.
  • Pour the soup into serving bowls and top with the remaining spring onion and extra soy sauce. 

Notes

A cooked barbecue chicken from the supermarket is perfect for this recipe. Alternatively, you can poach and shred 2 small chicken breasts. 
Nutrition Facts
Chicken & Corn Soup - Thermomix Method
Amount Per Serving
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 1004mg 42%
Potassium 665mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Vitamin C 10.1%
Calcium 3%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Shredded chicken stirred through a corn and egg drop soup. A bowl of chicken and corn soup with spring onions and soy sauce.

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I just cooked this for dinner. It was delicious. I didn’t change a thing. Thanks again for another yummy recipe!

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Can you use a BBQ chicken that has been cooled in the fridge, or is it best to use a fresh hot one?