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Comforting Chinese Style Chicken Corn Soup

There’s something undeniably comforting about a steaming bowl of Chinese Style Chicken Corn Soup. It’s a dish that holds a special place in my heart, and I can’t help but smile when I think about the countless times my kids have eagerly ordered it at our favourite Chinese restaurants. It’s become a beloved family tradition, and I’m excited to share not only our enthusiasm for this soup but also a simple recipe that allows you to recreate this delightful culinary experience right in the comfort of your own home, without any fuss.

As a parent, I’ve always cherished those moments when we gather around the table, exploring new flavours and savouring our favourite dishes. Chinese Style Chicken Corn Soup has been a consistent favourite for my children, and it’s heartwarming to witness their joy as they slurp up each spoonful. The rich, savoruy broth, tender pieces of chicken, and the delightful pops of sweet corn kernels make this soup a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that appeal to both young and old alike.

But what truly sets this soup apart is its ability to transcend cultural boundaries and create lasting memories. Whether we’re celebrating a special occasion or just indulging in a cozy family dinner, Chinese Style Chicken Corn Soup has a way of bringing us all closer together.

Now, I’m thrilled to guide you through the process of preparing dish in your own kitchen. With my simple recipe, you’ll discover that making this soup at home is not only fuss-free but also incredibly rewarding. So, grab your apron, gather your ingredients, and let’s prepare this recipe together.  Get ready to savour the heartwarming flavours of Chinese Style Chicken Corn Soup while creating beautiful moments with your loved ones.

Basic Ingredients for Chinese Style Chicken Corn Soup

Chicken Corn Soup:

Chicken Broth: This acts as the base of the soup, infusing it with a rich and hearty flavour.

Creamed Corn: Adds sweetness and creaminess, balancing out the savoury notes of the broth.

Soy Sauce & Rice Wine Vinegar: Provide the dish with a beautiful depth of flavour. The tanginess and saltiness meld perfectly with the sweet undertones of the corn.

Ginger & Garlic: These aromatic ingredients give a kick and freshness, adding layers to the taste profile.

Corn Flour: Helps in thickening the soup, providing that signature consistency we all love.

Eggs: When whisked and added, they form delightful, soft ribbons in the soup and contribute to its thickness.

Shredded Chicken: Offers a meaty bite and enhances the soup’s protein content.

Salt & White Pepper: Basic seasonings to adjust the taste to perfection.

Green Onions: A fresh and crunchy garnish that not only adds color but also a zesty spring flavour.

alternative ingredients

  • If you’re out of creamed corn, you can blend some sweet corn kernels with a bit of cream or milk.
  • In the absence of rice wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar can be used sparingly.
  • Vegetarians can swap the chicken broth with vegetable broth and skip the chicken, adding tofu or mushrooms for texture.

Preparation Tips for Chinese Style Chicken Corn Soup

  • Always use fresh ingredients, especially the ginger and garlic, to get the best aromatic flavours.
  • Whisk the eggs thoroughly to ensure even ribbons when pouring into the soup.
  • If you want the soup even thicker, you can increase the amount of corn flour mixed with water.

Serving Tips for Chinese Style Chicken Corn Soup

  • Serve hot in a pre-warmed bowl. This keeps the soup warm for longer.
  • Pair with crusty bread or crispy crackers on the side.
  • A light sprinkle of red chilli flakes on top can add a hint of warmth for those who like a kick.

storage tips

  • Store in airtight containers and refrigerate. Consume within 2-3 days for best flavor.
  • When reheating, do so on a stove, stirring occasionally to ensure even heat distribution. Avoid over-boiling.

Chinese Style Chicken Corn Soup (Full Video)

Chinese Style Chicken Corn Soup

Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes


  • 1 ltr chicken broth
  • 2 cans (16oz/420g) creamed corn
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 inch ginger, finely minced
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp corn flour
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • 4 stalks green onion, finely chopped


  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with a couple of tablespoons of water. Put the eggs in a small bowl, whisk. Keep the cornstarch mixture and the eggs aside.
  • In a medium size pot, add the chicken, creamed corn, chicken broth, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and garlic. And fry lightly over high heat. Lastly add the diluted corn flour.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then, turn down the heat to medium, stirring occasionally. Cook for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt, turn down to a very low heat, and slowly pour in the whisked eggs while stirring continuously. This creates the ribbons and helps to thicken the soup.
  • Add the shredded chicken, season with white pepper, and pour into the bowls.  Garnish with chopped green onions.

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