This Chicken Corn soup is incredibly delicious and comforting! A bowl of this soup is all I need when I’m not feeling quite right and need a little pick-me-up!
What’s amazing is that, despite how hearty and filling it is, it’s really low in calories! It always amazes me whenever I have a sip of it or when my friends and family try it.
This soup has been my best friend for the longest time. It has not only helped make me feel better whenever I’m under the weather, but it has also helped me in my journey to losing weight and eating healthier. So, I hope this is exactly how it makes you feel too.
Wondering what exactly Chicken Corn soup is? Read on to know more!
What is Chicken Corn Soup?
Chicken corn soup is an incredibly popular soup recipe around the world with tons of variations! There’s the Pennsylvania and Amish style which has cream corn in it, as well as the Asian style soup that you find in most Chinese restaurants, which includes eggs.
My recipe is the perfect balance between the two and will surely become your next go-to soup! You need the simplest ingredients for this one and only fresh, raw corn to make it straight from the cob.
The soup is delicious when mixed with cubed chicken, or you can even go for shredded chicken if you prefer. I’ve also had great results when using canned sweet corn for this recipe.
If you’re looking for a Chicken Corn soup recipe that you can take and make it into your own, then this is the one. Feel free to add other vegetables and herbs, such as celery, green onions, or fresh parsley, if you like.
I love when my readers take a recipe of mine and truly make it their own. This soup is going to be the heartiest, most comforting one you’ve ever tried – hands down!
What You Need to Make Chicken Corn Soup at Home
Like I said above, you need the most simple and basic ingredients to make this comforting soup at home. I’m sure you have most of the ingredients in your pantry already! Let’s take a look at what these are:
Corn: I’ve used fresh corn in my recipe, but you can also use canned sweet corn instead.
Carrot: I’ve used finely chopped carrots in this recipe since they add a delicious crunch and flavor to the soup and also really well with corn.
Chicken: I’ve used chicken breast that I’ve boiled till it’s tender and chopped into cubes. You can also shred them inside if you prefer that texture.
Chicken bouillon: One chicken bouillon is all you need in this recipe. It’ll enable you to get the perfect flavor in the chicken broth.
Oats: Oats add the perfect texture to the recipe so that the soup can thicken up. It’s also that secret ingredient I use to make this recipe more nutritious!
Flour: We’ll also be using flour to thicken the soup, so it’s of the right consistency.
Water: We’ll add hot water while making it so that, combined with the chicken bouillon, you get the perfect chicken broth base.
Oil: I’ve used olive oil in this recipe, but you can use any other flavorless vegetable oil you have.
Green chili (optional): I like adding one green chili to my soup for that additional kick. But feel free to skip it!
How to Make Chicken Corn Soup – Step by Step
Making this recipe is incredibly easy! Here’s how to make it step by step:
In a large pot, add oil and the finely chopped carrots. Sauté the carrots in the oil for two minutes, and then add the corn to it. Sauté for another two minutes on medium heat.
Next, add the flour and stir it well. Now it’s time to add the hot water to the pot! Add the water while stirring to prevent lumps from forming.
Once the water starts to boil, add the rest of the ingredients to the pot. Let it all come to a boil again.
Once it starts boiling again, reduce the heat and let it simmer for three minutes on low heat.
Your Chicken Corn soup is ready! Serve it while it’s fresh and hot!
Serving Tips for Chicken Corn Soup
There are various ways to have this delicious soup. Here are some tips you can use to serve it for yourself and for your friends and family:
- You can garnish the soup with finely chopped green onions or fresh parsley. It’ll add a beautiful flavor and make the soup look even more delicious than it already is!
- To add more depth to the flavor, many people love adding a little soy sauce (around a teaspoon) to their bowl before having it. I haven’t included it in the recipe since this is something that depends on the individual’s preference. So, you can definitely have soy sauce on the dinner table and encourage your family to try it.
- If you want to add a little more heat to the soup, you can also season it with some black pepper. It goes incredibly well with the flavor of this soup.
Other Recipes You’ll Love
Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup: If you’re looking for other soup recipes, you have got to try this one! It can be done in less than 30 minutes and is incredibly easy to make. Like the Chicken Corn soup recipe, this creamy Chicken and Mushroom soup are also healthy!
Easy Creamy Potato Soup: Do you love potatoes as much as I do? Then you’re going to love this creamy potato soup recipe! Whether it’s winter or any other season, this soup is perfect for every occasion! It’s great for dinner if you’re looking for something light that will also keep you full for a long time.
Beef Black Eyed Peas Soup: This soup recipe is rich, hearty, and incredibly tasty! If you’re looking for a filling and taste amazing soup, this is the one you need to try!
Chicken Corn Soup Recipe
- ½ cup raw corn, fresh or canned
- 1 medium carrot finely chopped
- 220 gm chicken breast boiled and cut into cubes
- 1 chicken bouillon
- 2 tablespoon oats
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 green chili cut in half optional
- 2 ½ cups hot water
- In a pot, add oil and carrot, sauté for two minutes, and then add the corn and sauté for another two minutes on medium heat.
- Add the flour and stir well, then pour the water while stirring to prevent lumps.
- When the water boils, add the rest of the ingredients and let it come to a boil again.
- Allow the soup to simmer for three minutes on low heat.
- Serve hot.
- Use cooked chicken thighs if you prefer.
- Instead of chicken bouillon, use 2 ½ cups of chicken stock and skip the water too.
- Green chili will bring flavor, but you can replace it with red chili flakes for a hint of heat.
- The post was published in 2014 but updated in 2022 with more information.
Love the lighting of those photos and the soup looks just as good as the photos, Muna. Last, but not the least, the soup bowl...o man..I want one set too!
Thanks Angie, I love this set too 🙂 I have another bowl with the same design on it.
Thalia @ butter and brioche
Can't remember the last time I had a chicken and corn soup.. definitely craving a bowlful right now, it looks so delicious, hearty and comforting.
It is a very simple soup and is done in no time, but has great flavor, I'm sure you'll love it!
Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine
This looks amazing and is seriously making me hungry though it hasn't been long since breakfast:)
Thank you Chris 🙂