Serve the soup very hot, sprinkled with finely chopped cilantro or parsley.


  • 1 x 6 oz (175 g) boned & skinned chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2-3 scallions (spring onions) thinly slices diagonally
  • 1 small red (bell) pepper, cored, seeded and sliced thinly
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 ozs (125 g) baby sweetcorn sliced thinly
  • 1 3/4 pints (1 litre) chicken stock
  • 7 oz (200 g) can sweetcorn niblets well drained
  • 2 tbsp sherry
  • 2-3 tsp bottled sweet chilli sauce
  • 2-3 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, quartered and seeded,then sliced
  • salt & pepper
  • freshly chopped cilantro (coriander) or parsley to garnish


1.Cut chicken breast into 4 strips lengthways, then cut each strip into narrow slices across the grain.
2. Heat oil in a wok, swirling it around until it is really hot. Add chicken and stir fry for 3-4 minutes, spreading it out over the wok until it is well sealed all over and almost cooked.
3. Add scallions, bell pepper and garlic and continue to stir fry for 2-3 minutes, then add baby sweetcorn and stock and bring to the boil.
4. Add the corn niblets, sherry, and sweet chilli sauce and salt to taste and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.
5. Blend the cornfloer with a little cold water, add to the soup and bring to the boil. Add the strips of tomato, adjust the seasoning and simmer for a few minutes.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: The Complete Book of Chinese Cookery
Submitted By: Debbie Clift
Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup