Chinese Chicken and Corn Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

From BBC Good Food. Quick and simple, low in fat too!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (420 g) can creamed corn (14 3/4 oz)
  • 1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 -2 chili, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with
  • 1 tablespoon cold water, to make a slurry
  • 3 spring onions, chopped (scallion)
  • 100 g cooked chicken, chopped (4 oz, leftover or from a roast etc)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • sesame oil


  1. Place the canned corn, 500ml (slightly more than 2 cups) of water and the crumbled chicken stock cube in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Sprinkle in the five-spice powder and chillies; mix everything together with wooden spoon/spatula, then bring to boil.
  3. Stir in cornstarch mixture, continue stirring until soup thickens.
  4. Add chopped scallions (reserving a few TB) and chicken, continue to cook for several minutes.
  5. Turn down the heat to a gentle simmer, slowly drizzle in the beaten egg, stirring the soup continuously.
  6. Ladle soup into serving bowls, top with remaining chopped scallions and drizzle with a little sesame oil; serve immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

What a lovely soup - thanks will be making again very soon!

5 5

This tasted wonderful. I made a half batch of this for lunch with my husband and he said it was yummy too. I subsituted the canned creamed corn with defrosted frozen and slightly pureed corn, and used some crushed dried chili for the chili. I also used a little extra chicken and spring onions. Will be making this again - whenever we next have some leftover chicken around!