Chinese Chicken and Corn Soup
photo by Peter J
- Ready In:
- Place water, garlic, bay leaves and chicken into a large pot.
- Bring to the boil, simmer uncovered for 40 minutes.
- Skim any scum from surface as it cooks.
- Remove chicken and remove the meat from the bones.
- Discard the skin and bones.
- Remove bay leaves.
- Shred the chicken into small pieces and add back to the stock.
- Refrigerate the pot of chicken and stock overnight.
- Next day, remove all of the fat from the top of the stock and throw it away.
- Reheat stock and add the stock powder, corn kernels, creamed corn and salt and pepper to taste.
- Bring to boil.
- Put a little water into a cup and mix in the cornflour to a thin paste, then whisk paste into soup.
- Beat eggs in a small bowl.
- Pour slowly into hot soup, stirring with a pair of chopsticks, to form thin strands of egg.
- Serve soup garnished with the sliced spring onion.
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Soup turned out very tasty! This makes a lot of stock with four liters of water so I saved some stock for later use and used two cans of cream corn and one can of whole corn. I also added some fresh grated ginger, some soy sauce, a splash of mirin and a touch of toasted sesame oil. Thanks for the recipe!