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Ahhh ... thick chicken soup ... something that tastes great and goes down well when you have a cold. But why not try something a little bit more adventurous, a lot more tasty, and not that much harder to make!

I'm talking about chicken and corn soup. Here's how to make this simple soup:

1.5 litres chicken stock (6 cups)
310g creamed corn
130g can corn kernels, drained
8 green onions, sliced thickly
1/4 cup cornflour (35g)
1/4 cup water (60 ml)
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons water, extra
1 cup shredded cooked chicken (170g)
2 slices lean ham (80g) sliced thinly


  1. Combine stock, creamed corn, kernels and half the onion in large saucepan; bring to boil. Blend cornflour and water in a small jug, add to stock mixture, cook, stirring, until mixture boils and thickens, reduce heat.

  2. Combine egg white and extra water in jug; add to soup in thin stream, stirring. Stir in chicken and ham; cook uncovered, until heated through. Serve soup sprinkled with remaining onion.

Tip: Rather than cooking a chicken for this recipe, you can buy a pre-cooked BBQ chicken and shred the meat. This makes the recipe even easier to make!

This recipe takes about 20 minutes to make and serves 6 people. I make this soup all the time, trust me, it's pretty hard to make it taste bad!