Old Fashioned Chicken Corn Soup

"This is how I remembered it growing up in PA Dutch country. There is nothing like a bowl of this soup when you're under the weather or just wanting some comfort food."
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Ready In:
6 quarts




  • Cover chicken with water in large kettle. Cook slowly until tender(about 60-90 minutes). Add salt when water starts to boil.
  • When chicken is done, remove to cutting board until cool enough to debone.
  • While chicken is cooling, strain broth through a fine sieve.
  • Debone chicken and cut meat into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Add corn (frozen works fine)to broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add celery and seasonings.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken and eggs.
  • Cover and cook gently for 5 minutes.
  • NOTE: If you like noodles in your soup (I do)add them with the celery and seasonings.
  • SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with Club Crackers and cubed Meunster Cheese (my favorite).
  • NOTE: This freezes well if you have not added noodles.

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  1. Yum! this is an easy and tasty dish that doesn't take very long to make. I made only one change, becuase I was in a hurry...instead of hard boiling the eggs, I whisked them and dropped the egg mixture into the soup in the last minutes of cooking and let it rise to the top and cook in the hot soup. The flavour was great and it was an easy meal like lunch that filled the gap very well since we were due for a later than usual evening dinner. When you are watching your diet and trying not to snack inbetween meals that's important. Please see my rating system: 4 wonderful stars for a recipe I will be making again. Thanks!


I grew up in PA Dutch country and now live in the suburbs of D.C. I am a homemaker and love to play with my kids who are now 9 and 6. My favorite room in the house is the kitchen. My children used to be explorative eaters... anything went. They are becoming more discriminating ... OK, picky ... so my newest challenge is finding interesting dishes that will meet their tastes. This usually means not admitting to specific ingredients or making them unnoticeable (such as onions). I'm loving the ability to practically pulverize my onions quickly with my food chopper. I love experimenting with different culinary traditions. When I find the time to play in the kitchen uninterrupted, dinner can be quite an adventure at our house. My ultimate month off would be to spend a month travelling around the world as a food critic. - send me back to St-Jean-De-Luz in SW France for Chipirones (a fabulous squid dish)along the bay! My favorite cookbooks are:Extending the Table by Joetta Handrich Schlabach, The Williamsburg Cookbook, The Burger Meisters by Marcel Desaulniers, The Common Grill Cookbook by Chef Craig Common, America's Best Bread Machine Baking Recipes by Donna Washburn & Heather Butt, and most recently, the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Book (I finally got a countertop ice cream freezer!)(Update on 03/17/09- hm! Not many changes!)
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