Chinese Chicken Corn Soup

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 692


5 chicken thighs
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast half
1 chicken broth or water to cover
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 quart chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can sweet whole-kernel corn (or fresh)
1 (15-ounce) can creamed corn
1/4 pound mushrooms, sautéed in a little butter or oil
1/2 cup peas, fresh or frozen
1 soy sauce to taste
1 sugar to taste
1 salt and pepper to taste
2 egg whites
1 chopped cilantro (optional)


Cook the chicken in canned chicken broth or water. If using water, add 1 chopped onion and 1 sliced rib of celery with leaves, and salt and pepper to taste. You may also roast the chicken, but be careful not to dry out the meat. Discard skin and separate meat from bones. Cut into bite-size pieces or shred and set aside.

Sauté garlic and ginger in soup pot in a small amount of oil until flavor is released, 1–2 minutes. Add broth, cooked chicken, corn, mushrooms, soy sauce, and sugar. Simmer for 20–30 minutes. Add peas and simmer until they are tender. Adjust seasoning with soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper, if necessary. Just before serving, scramble the egg whites. Add egg whites to broth in a slow steady stream while stirring broth. Serve with chopped cilantro, if desired.

Note: If using fresh corn, add with the peas so they’re not overcooked. Frozen corn also works well in this recipe.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 692
Calories from Fat: 126

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