Chicken and Corn Soup

Chicken and Corn Soup made to this recipe will have the family coming back again and again. Without denigrating the mass soup manufacturers, I think you should make some soup at home when time permits and realize what you are missing. I believe the origin of this world wide favorite is China where a dash of dry sherry is added to give the entire recipe balance. Submitted by David McCarthy, Australia

Ingredients

  • Half stewing hen or fowl
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads, (optional)
  • 2 quarts chicken stock or broth
  • 3/4 cup corn kernels(fresh/frozen)
  • 1/4 cup onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, coarsely chopped;
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, fresh chopped
  • 1 cup egg noddles, cooked

Method

Combine stewing hen with chicken stock, coarsely chopped onions, carrots, celery, and saffron threads. Bring the stock to a simmer. Simmer for about 1 hour, skimming the surface as necessary.

Remove and reserve the stewing hen until cool enough to handle; then pick the meat from the bones.

Cut into neat little pieces.

Strain the saffron broth through a fine sieve.

Note: The soup can be made through this step in advance. Simply refrigerate broth and diced chicken meat for 2 to 3 days, or freeze the broth and the chicken meat in separate containers. Be sure to label and date them. To use, defrost, remove congealed fat, return the broth full boil, and add the diced meat. Continue with recipe.

Add the corn, celery, parsley, and cooked noodles to the broth.

Return the soup to a simmer and serve immediately.

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