Servings : Serves 4
The ideal soup for when you’re feeling under the weather or when you want something light and healthy. Makes for an excellent starter too!
- 2 pieces chicken with skin, leg and thigh
- 1 onion. sliced
- 1 carrot, roughly chopped
- coriander stems
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp ginger paste
- 3-4 whole black peppercorn
- 1 green chili
- 3 cups water
- 1 tbsp corn flour mixed in water to form a paste
- 1/4 cup sweet corn, roughly grinded
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- 1 onion, chopped fine
- 1 tsp butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp soya sauce
- 1 potato, cubed, boiled and smashed, then blended with some water or soup
Put the chicken and all the ingredients in the first list in a pan. Boil on low heat for about 15-20 minutes or until chicken is tender.
Remove chicken pieces, let them cool, peel off skin n discard it, and then shred the chicken. Sieve the soup/broth and discard the onion/carrot/coriander/peppercorn.
Melt the butter and add the chopped onions. Fry until translucent then add the shredded chicken pieces and stir for a min. Next, add the chicken soup/broth, crushed corn and mashed potato.
Bring to a simmer, add the corn flour and boil on medium low until it thickens. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the egg and quickly beat it in with a fork so it forms threads as it cooks.
Splash some soya sauce, chopped coriander or lemon juice and serve!
Salaam what do you mean by coriander sticks
W/Salaam, the stalks or stems of fresh coriander.
Hi Fouzia..Basically I,m not a kitchen person but since i liked ur pg & ur way of explanation & recipes i loved tht…today i tried chicked soup…Its taste was good but it didn,t got thick..eventhough i added corn flour..may b u maeant by sme special branded corn flour or corn starch …& please tell me in how much water i have to add cornflour. and what if i don,t use potatoe…will it make any differrence in thickness.. Plz reply me..Allah hafiz
Hi and thank you. Cornflour is the same thing as cornstarch, and it’s main purpose is to thicken soups and gravies. Maybe the particular brand you used is not very good, just use a bit more cornstarch. Normally you can mix 1 tsp in about 2 tbsp of water. If that doesn’t thicken your soup, repeat and add until the consistency is to your liking. Potato also thickens the soup so I would not recommend that you omit it. 🙂
Salam Fauzia am so delighted over ur recipes jazakillah khair…pls any substitute for coriander sticks and whole pepper?
W/Salaam, coriander sticks means the stems from fresh coriander. You can omit the whole pepper and use powdered instead. 🙂
You can serve this soup with pieces of fried Khubz (pita bread)…easy crouton !
If you are using chicken breasts, how many kg or grams should you use? Also how many does this recipe serve?
I would recommend for you to use chicken with bones for better flavour. The soup serves 2-4. And if you have no choice but chicken breasts, then about 250gm will do.
Hi, Am really searching for chicken Hot and Sour Soup. Would you be having this recipe?
Hi, sorry at the moment I do not have the recipe posted yet.
I would like to try this…sounds Yummmyy. thanks fauzia.
Thank you fauzia, made it
Thank you fauzia, made it last night. Tasted nice for a 1st timer coup maker :).
Can I skip onion in step 2 before adding the chicken broth? Also, how much salt will you add in while
1) boiling the chicken
2) While seasoning that is After adding the corn flour.
I think rest of the measurements are perfect so I will always go with salt according to Fauzia’s kitchen’s taste :). Can you please suggest salt quantity next time in your new recipes? New people like me will be obliged. Thanks! 🙂
Thanks! Normally with soups
Thanks! Normally with soups and curries it is very difficult to approximate salt as it all depends on how much the dish is simmered/evaporated and so on. You will have to taste as you go. 🙂
Salaam sister.can I make this
Salaam sister.can I make this with tinned sweetcorn the one I have is cream style corn.also if its OK any adjustments.thanx.
W/Salaam, yes you can and no
W/Salaam, yes you can and no changes needed. The soup will have a creamier appearance.
salaam sister,thanx for reply
salaam sister,thanx for reply but made this using cream style sweetcorn.just to let u know I had to use a whole can without it looking creamy,as I made double amount using 4 pieces chicken.turn out yummy.jazahkallah .
Salam Fouzia, Can u plz
Salam Fouzia, Can u plz upload the recipe for hot & sour soup..
W/Salaam, will do.
W/Salaam, will do.
I am trying to make this for 12 people, I was wondering if I should just triple all the ingredients?