Chicken and sweetcorn soup

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This is such an easy soup. You can puree it, leave it in delicious chunky pieces or, like me, have a bit of both. Use good quality homemade stock if you can, as it is nutritious and so easy to make. For a soup "to go", package up the garnishes separately. Also good with fresh egg noodles; pack separately with heating instructions.

Chicken and sweetcorn soup
Photo: Marina Oliphant

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 2 leeks, washed and sliced
  • 1 litre good quality chicken stock
  • 3 fresh corn cobs, kernels removed
  • 2 chicken fillets (500g)
  • salt and pepper
  • fried shallots to garnish
  • 1 red chilli, sliced (optional)
  • fresh coriander leaves

Method

Melt butter. Add leeks and cook until softened. Add stock and bring to the boil. Add chicken fillets and corn kernels and cook over a gentle heat until chicken is cooked, about 5-10 minutes.

Remove chicken. Using a stick blender, puree the soup, leaving some chunky pieces for texture. Shred the chicken with your fingers and return to the pan.

Ladle into soup bowls, garnish with fried shallots, chilli and coriander. Serve with crusty bread.

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  • Main Ingredients - Chicken
  • Cuisine - Chinese

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4 reviews so far

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cooking is all about personal taste. This is my favourite of all time soups, but in my own personal opinion, this recipe needs a little ginger at the minimum. And I myself do like some beaten egg quickly stirred in it as well, just before you finish cooking.

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    Ange T Kenos
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    April 12, 2013, 5:58AM
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    As an Aussie with Chinese background who's worked in Chinese restaurants and been taught by my dad who is a chef, I recommend using creamed corn in a can and quit wasting your time with corn on a cob.

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    CSKN
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    NB
    Date and time
    April 18, 2013, 8:50PM
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars

    I liked this recipe, but found the taste a little "leek heavy" at the end. I added a 420g of creamed corn and now it is PERFECT for my taste. I agree that a tasteful glimpse of ginger would perk it up a little.

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    McCook
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Date and time
    April 22, 2013, 3:14PM
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

    I tried to give this 3 stars - don't know if the rating worked properly this time. I hope so.

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    McCook
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    April 22, 2013, 8:33PM

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