Chicken Corn Soup Recipe from Bangladesh and Pakistan

Chicken Corn Soup

Chicken Corn Soup Recipe from Bangladesh and Pakistan
Region / culture: Bangladesh, Pakistan | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 6


Chicken Corn Soup
Chicken Corn Soup

Chicken corn soup is a popular and comforting dish that is enjoyed by many around the world. This hearty soup is filled with tender chicken, sweet corn, and flavorful seasonings that come together to create a delicious and satisfying meal.


The origins of chicken corn soup are not entirely clear, but it is believed to have originated in China. Over time, the recipe has evolved and been adapted in various cultures, each adding their own unique twist to the dish. Today, chicken corn soup is enjoyed in many countries and is a favorite among soup lovers.




How to prepare


  1. Add 4 cups of water to a pan with chicken, sliced onions, garlic cloves, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cook on high heat until the water boils, then reduce to medium heat and partially cover until the chicken is tender (check with a fork).
  3. Remove the chicken and shred it.
  4. Strain the chicken broth and discard the onions and garlic.


  1. Measure the broth in cups and pour it into a larger pan. Add enough cups of water to match the number of people being served.
  2. Add an extra cup for cooking purposes.
  3. Add corn and shredded chicken to the pan and bring to a boil.
  4. Next, add soy sauce and chili sauce (you can add them while serving if desired).
  5. Mix 4 tbsp of cornflour with about half a cup of cold water and stir well.
  6. Ensure that the soup is boiling and gradually add the cornflour mixture while stirring.
  7. You can continue adding 2 tbsp of cornflour mixed with 0.75 cups of water to the soup until the desired thickness is achieved.
  8. Finally, add the slightly whipped eggs while stirring.


  • Add diced vegetables such as carrots, peas, or bell peppers for added texture and flavor.
  • Use shredded turkey or tofu instead of chicken for a different twist on the recipe.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs such as cilantro or green onions for a pop of color and freshness.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

To add extra flavor to the broth, you can roast the chicken pieces before adding them to the water.

- For a thicker soup, you can add more cornflour mixed with water until the desired consistency is reached.

- Be sure to gradually add the cornflour mixture to the soup while stirring to prevent lumps from forming.

- Adjust the seasonings to taste, adding more salt, pepper, soy sauce, or chili sauce as needed.

Serving Suggestions

Chicken corn soup can be served as a starter or as a main dish. It pairs well with a side of garlic bread or a fresh salad.

Cooking Techniques

Boil the chicken in water to create a flavorful broth.

- Thicken the soup with a cornflour mixture for a creamy and velvety texture.

- Add beaten eggs to the soup while stirring to create delicate egg ribbons.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth for a vegetarian version of the soup.

- Substitute canned corn with fresh or frozen corn kernels for a fresher taste.

- Use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce for a gluten-free option.

Make Ahead Tips

Chicken corn soup can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the soup with a drizzle of chili oil, a sprinkle of sesame seeds, or a swirl of sriracha for a visually appealing presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve chicken corn soup with steamed rice, fried noodles, or crispy wontons for a complete and satisfying meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store leftover chicken corn soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop over low heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of chicken corn soup contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of chicken corn soup contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of chicken corn soup contains approximately 10 grams of fats.


Each serving of chicken corn soup contains approximately 20 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken corn soup is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and calcium.


Chicken corn soup contains chicken and eggs, which may be allergens for some individuals.


Chicken corn soup is a nutritious and balanced meal that provides a good amount of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.


Chicken corn soup is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for any occasion. With its hearty ingredients and flavorful seasonings, this soup is sure to warm you up from the inside out. Enjoy a bowl of chicken corn soup today!

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time brings a smile to my face. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Mary in her cozy little kitchen. Mary was known for her delicious homemade soups, and that day she surprised me with a steaming bowl of Chicken Corn Soup. As soon as I took my first spoonful, I knew I had to learn how to make it myself.

Mary chuckled at my enthusiasm and handed me a yellowed piece of paper with the handwritten recipe on it. She explained that the recipe had been passed down through her family for generations, and she was happy to share it with me. I carefully copied down the ingredients and instructions, making sure not to miss a single detail.

As soon as I returned home, I gathered all the necessary ingredients and set to work in my own kitchen. The smell of the soup simmering on the stove brought back memories of my childhood, when my own grandmother would spend hours in the kitchen, creating delicious meals for our family. I felt a sense of connection to her as I stirred the pot and added the corn, chicken, and seasonings.

After what seemed like an eternity, the soup was finally ready. I ladled a generous portion into a bowl and took a tentative sip. The flavors exploded on my tongue – the sweetness of the corn, the richness of the chicken broth, and the warmth of the spices. It was perfect.

From that day on, Chicken Corn Soup became a staple in my kitchen. I made it for family gatherings, potlucks, and even just for myself on a cold winter's night. Each time I cooked it, I thought of Mary and the special bond we shared over that simple bowl of soup.

Over the years, I made a few tweaks to the recipe, adding a touch of turmeric for color and a dash of hot sauce for a bit of heat. I shared the recipe with friends and family, and it became a favorite among everyone who tried it. They would often ask me for the secret behind the delicious flavor, and I would just smile and say it was a family recipe passed down through the generations.

As I grew older, my love for cooking only deepened. I spent hours in the kitchen, experimenting with new recipes and techniques. But no matter how many fancy dishes I tried, Chicken Corn Soup remained my ultimate comfort food. It was a reminder of simpler times, of family gatherings and shared meals.

Now, as I sit here in my kitchen, surrounded by the familiar smells and sounds of cooking, I can't help but feel grateful for all the recipes I've collected over the years. Each one tells a story – of friendship, of love, of tradition. And each one brings me back to that summer day when I first discovered the joy of making Chicken Corn Soup.


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