This is a fantastic chicken and sweetcorn soup if you want a low fat supper that’s still bursting with flavour
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 30 mins
Total time 45 mins
Calories340-255 per serving
1ltr good quality chicken stock (we love Heston’s, from Waitrose)
2 star anise
4 garlic cloves, peeled and bashed
large thumb size piece root ginger, sliced
2 free-range chicken breasts, skin off
4tsp rice vinegar
2tsp Thai fish sauce
1tbsp soy sauce
150g shiitake mushrooms
2 fine egg noodle nests (we used sharwood’s), cooked and cooled
1x198g can sweetcorn, drained and rinsed
small handful coriander, leaves roughly chopped
This chicken and sweetcorn noodle soup is inspired by the traditional Asian cuisine. Star anise, root ginger and shiitake mushrooms combined with soy sauce and Thai fish sauce make for a lovely spiced soup. For more delicious ideas, have a look at our other soup recipes.
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN AND SWEETCORN NOODLE SOUP
Place the chicken stock in a large shallow pan with the star anise, garlic cloves, root ginger and chicken breasts, bring to a very gentle simmer, cover the pan and cook for around 20-25 minutes, turning the chicken once, until it is cooked through. The stock should be steaming but not bubbling during the cooking, so keep an eye on it. When the chicken is cooked, remove it and allow to cool slightly. Add the rice vinegar, fish and soy sauces to the pan.
Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for another five minutes, until they are softened. Shred the chicken and return to the soup with the cooked noodles and sweetcorn, allow to cook for another couple of minutes, then stir through the coriander and serve. This soup will keep in the fridge for 2 days, or can be frozen for up to a month.