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Chinese Chicken & Corn Soup

Chinese Chicken & Corn Soup

Adapted from reader's recipe contributed to Sunset 1990s

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 chicken breast, boned & skinned
  • 2 tablespoon(s) rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) roasted sesame oil (3 1/2-tsp portions)
  • 3 tablespoon(s) cornstarch (1-Tbs & 2-Tbs portions)
  • 1 clove(s) garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh ginger thinly shredded
  • 4 cup(s) chicken broth (approx 2 cans)
  • 12 ounce(s) firm tofu, silken-style shelf-stable
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup(s) water
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cube(s) green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Chinese five-spice mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) white pepper


Cut chicken breast crosswise into 1/8" slices. Combine in small bowl with wine, 1/2 tsp oil, and 1 Tbs cornstarch.

Cut tofu into 1/2-inch cubes.

In 3-4 quart non-stick pan over high heat, cook garlic and ginger in 1/2 tsp oil for 10 seconds. Add chicken and stir until meat is no longer pink on surface, about 2 minutes. Add broth, cover pan and bring to a boil. Add tofu and corn to broth, and return mixture to a simmer.

In small bowl, blend remaining 2 Tbs cornstarch and water until smooth. Add to soup and stir until mixture boils. Pour beaten egg into soup, stirring to form thin strands, about 30 seconds.

Add remaining 1/2 tsp oil, green onion and seasonings to taste. Serve.

In same small bowl, b

NOTE: For variety, use combinations of mushrooms and frozen peas with the corn kernels.

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