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Chicken Sweetcorn Soup – A perfect cold buster with homemade croutons

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This delicious, silky smooth chicken-sweetcorn soup, served with homemade croutons on the side, is a real winter warmer!

Serve this soup as a starter in the cold winter months or serve to someone who is just recovering from a nasty cold.  Kids too will love the soft bite of sweetcorn and the crunchiness of the buttered croutons floating on the soup.

I fried the croutons with a little butter on the pan, instead of making them in the oven, which I found much easier and less time consuming too.  To my delight I found them beautifully buttery and crunchy, just the perfect crusty accompaniment for the soup!

You need the following ingredients to make this soup:

Chicken breast/pieces without bones100 g
Corn flour1 tbsp
Warm water2 cups
Sweetcorn1/4 cup
Vinegar1/4 tsp
Salt and pepper to taste 
Eggs 1
Onion 1
Garlic 3 cloves
Spring onion chopped1 tbsp
Soy sauce1/2 tbsp
Olive oil or any cooking oil1 tbsp

Let’s make :

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan
  • Drop chopped onions and garlic and saute a little.  Do not brow
  • Add the chicken pieces cut into strips and stir fry for 2 mins
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Pour  1 & 1/2 cups of warm water, cover and boil for 10 mins
  • Next, pour the chicken broth through a sieve
  • Separate the chicken pieces and tear them to thin strips
  • Pour the chicken broth again to the pan and let it simmer
  • Drop sweetcorn and spring onions and give a good stir
  • Beat the egg and slowly pour into the pan while stiring vigorously with a fork
  • Add vinegar and Soy sauce
  • Mix cornflour with 2tbsp of warm water and add into the pan and keep stirring
  • Adjust the taste.   Add a bit more water if the soup is too thick
  • Mix everything and simmer under low flame for 3 – 5 mins while stirring continuously
  • Serve piping hot in an elegant soup bowl with homemade croutons on the side

Homemade croutons 

croutons
  • Spread butter on both sides of three bread slices
  • Cut them into cubes
  • Drop a blob of butter into a non stick pan
  • Drop the bread cubes and pan fry both sides until golden and crusty
  • Delicious !