Indo-Chinese Chicken Sweetcorn Egg Drop Soup / Cook Republic


  • Author: Sneh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Soup, Dinner, Mains
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indo-Chinese, Gluten Free
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 X 400g can creamed corn
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 300g boneless chicken thigh, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 3 spring onions, sliced thinly (green only)
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour mixed in ¼ cup water
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • Dark soy sauce, green chilli slices in white vinegar – to serve


  1. Add creamed corn, chicken stock, boneless chicken, ginger, salt and pepper to a medium saucepan on high. Bring to a rolling boil (approximately 5 minutes).
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the spring onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the cornflour mixture and mix well. Continue to cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until the soup has thickened and coats the back of a spoon.
  4. While the soup is gently bubbling, give it a quick stir to create a gentle whirlpool. Slowly drizzle the whisked egg in the center of the whirlpool in a thin stream. Remove from heat and stir very gently to distribute the egg ribbons evenly.
  5. Serve hot with a few drops of dark soy sauce and vinegar-soaked green chillies.


The two simple condiments are what really makes this soup extra delicious – A few drops of soy sauce and a few drops of the vinegar along with a couple of slices of green chillies that are soaking in it.

To Make It Vegetarian – Simply skip the chicken and substitute chicken stock with veg stock.

This is a really thick soup, but it can be easily thinned by adding 100-200ml extra stock.

If you can’t find canned creamed corn, boil some fresh corn (1-2 cobs) with a teaspoon of sugar and pinch of salt in a pot of water. Cool, remove the kernels in a blender, add a cup of the cooled boiling water and blend to get a coarse mixture. Use this instead of the canned creamed corn.

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