The first winter storm of 2013 has come to New Jersey. It is snowing hard and it’s so cold outside that I don’t feel like sticking my nose out of the warm comforter. This is a perfect time to eat some warm and healthy chicken corn soup. It will warm you up in this chilly weather and keep you satisfied for many hours.
I am not a big fan of soups, which is unusual for Polish person 😉 In Poland soups are always the first course of every meal. There is no lunch without the SOUP 🙂 Even though I don’t eat soups every day , I like them especially when it gets colder outside.
Growing up in Poland I am used to the cold weather. Some winters in Poland are brutal. Nothing comparing to the weather in NJ. The first time I visited Poland with my husband was in December. There was so much snow everywhere that we were mostly stuck at home during our 2 week trip. We only went to visit my grandmother who lives in North-Eastern part of Poland (on the border with Belarus) and it was even worst there. It is almost a 200 miles distance and it took us 8 hours to get there. My grandmother made us her signature soup called Ukrainian Borscht. It became my husband’s favorite. (Right after chicken corn soup 😉 ). Today I’m posting the chicken corn soup recipe but I will share the Ukrainian Borscht with you soon as well. It looks like we’re going to have a cold winter this year so we should see many soups on the blog 🙂 I hope you like them.
To make the chicken corn soup you’ll need:
- 4 cups of chicken stock ( I made my own but you can use store-bought)
Ingredients for the chicken stock
3 chicken legs
6 cups of water
2 celery stalks
5 black peppercorns
salt to taste
- 1 cup of corn ( I used canned corn)
- 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
- 2 cups of shredded chicken
- 2 carrots, diced
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp. of chili powder (optional)
To make the soup:
- If you’re making your own stock, bring all the ingredients listed under the stock part to a boil and boil for 1- 1 1/2 hours.
- Take out the chicken and shred it
- Take out the carrot, peel it and dice it
- Strain the soup and discard all the remaining ingredients
- To the stock add the corn, cilantro, chicken and carrot
- Add the chili powder if you want your soup a little spicy. If not omit this step
- Bring to a boil
- Stir in the beaten egg
I just ate my bowl of soup and I feel warm and ready to deal with the snow 🙂 And that’s how my daughter welcomed the first snow of the year 🙂
And that’s me back in Poland when I was my daughter’s age 😉
Thanks for reading and STAY WARM and keep eating soups 😉 !!!