Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup: A Heartwarming Delight

Fall and winter are the perfect seasons for cozying up with a warm bowl of comfort food. And what better way to satisfy your cravings than with a steaming bowl of Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup? This Cantonese favorite is a souped-up version (pun intended) of the beloved egg drop soup, with the addition of tender chopped chicken and a touch of sweetness from fresh corn.

The choice of corn in this soup is entirely up to you. You can use sweet young corn for a burst of natural sweetness, or regular yellow corn for a soup with more depth and flavor. If fresh corn is not available, frozen corn works just as well. The beauty of this dish lies in its versatility.

Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup is a delightful departure from the usual suspects on Chinese restaurant menus. Instead of the typical wonton, hot and sour, or egg drop soup, why not try something different? This hearty soup will warm you up from the inside out on cold weather days.

Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup

Recipe Instructions

  1. Start by marinating the chicken. Mix 1 tablespoon of water, 1 teaspoon of cornstarch, and 1 teaspoon of oyster sauce until the liquid is absorbed into the chicken. Set it aside for later.

  2. Finely mince ½ cup of the corn kernels and set them aside. In a pot, add the chicken stock, minced and whole corn kernels, and turmeric powder. Bring it to a low boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup

Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup

  1. Add sesame oil, salt, and white pepper to the pot. Turn up the heat slightly.
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Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup

  1. Incorporate the marinated chicken into the soup. Use a spoon or ladle to break up any clumps of chicken while stirring for one minute.

Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup

  1. Prepare a cornstarch and chicken stock slurry by mixing them until incorporated. The cornstarch and water may separate if left to sit, so make sure to re-mix it just before adding it to the soup.

Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup

  1. Slowly pour the cornstarch slurry into the soup while stirring with a spoon or whisk. The soup will thicken as the cornstarch cooks. Stir for another 30 seconds. If the soup is too thick for your liking, add more stock. Conversely, if it’s too thin, add more cornstarch slurry until it reaches your desired consistency.

Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup

  1. Now comes the fun part! Gently stir the soup in one direction while slowly pouring beaten egg whites into the pot. Stirring slowly in a large slow circular motion will create large, beautiful “ribbons” of egg. If you prefer a finer texture, stir faster for a more delicate “egg flower.”

Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup

  1. Feel free to adjust the amount of scallions according to your taste. Stir in half of the scallions and use the rest as a garnish when serving. For an extra burst of flavor, drizzle a little sesame oil over the top and sprinkle some chopped cilantro and freshly ground black pepper on each bowl.

Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup

  1. It’s time to savor the fruits of your labor. Enjoy this comforting Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup that will warm your soul on a chilly day.

Chicken Corn Egg Drop Soup

Indulge in the flavors of this hearty soup, and let it transport you to the streets of Hong Kong with each spoonful. For more delicious recipes and culinary adventures, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.

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