Sweet Corn And Apple Chicken Soup

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Delicious sweet corn apple soup

Delicious sweet corn apple soup

I’m happy that my family loves chicken soup because it is very easy to cook and is a healthy soup. If I know that I’ll have a busy day, I’ll cook chicken soup early. When meal time comes, I only need to cook rice and another dish of vegetable stir fry and everyone will have a hot, satistying meal in less than 30 minutes.

My mom always asked me to add Chinese herbs to make it more nutritious to the body. Besides, it is warming for cold weather. The other day I tried to cook a different chicken soup that has a little sweetness to it. I decided to cook Sweet Corn And Apple Chicken Soup. This is the first time I tried it.

I remember years ago, a friend cooked apple pork soup for me. It was really delicious. She didn’t use the whole apple. She kept all the peeled apple skin in the freezer each time her family ate apples. When there was enough, she would use it to cook soup. What a brilliant idea…no waste!

Wolfberries and dried longan

Wolfberries and dried longan

Well, I thought I would add sweet corn too as it gives extra sweetness. The dried longan and wolfberries also add to the sweetness. The soup turned out fabulous. Here’s my recipe to share:

Ingredients A
4 whole chicken legs
2 pieces of sweet corn (cut into halves)
3 red apples (quartered)
1/2C wolfberries
1/2C dried longan

Put everything into a pot

Put everything into a pot

Put everything into a pot. Add water and let it boil. Once it boils, let it simmer under low fire for about 1 hr. Season according to taste with Ingredients B.

Ingredients B (seasoning)
light soya sauce
chicken stock granules
fried shallot oil

Do you often take soup? What is your favourite soup? Do you like Chinese herbs? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other soup recipes that you may be interested in:
Chicken And Winter Melon Soup
Chicken Tonic Soup
Nutritious Ginger Wine Chicken Soup
Thai Chicken Coconut Soup
Pumpkin, Prawns And Coconut Soup (Thai)

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pierre  on November 22nd, 2009

Hi Mary
thanks for the sharing there are so many things i cannot have it that with you it is a little bit of a culinary trip !! thanks again !!pierre

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on November 22nd, 2009

I’ve never heard of wolf berries but they look like goji berries, are they the same thing? And I’ve not heard of longan either, I wonder if there is another name for it? The soup looks very nutritious and tasty.

pegasuslegend  on November 22nd, 2009

very interesting….soup….I love the chicken leg whole just sitting in it.

Divina  on November 22nd, 2009

This is a must try soup. I love soups and I miss my dad’s soup. He loves cooking with herbs and unfortunately, I’m not too familiar with them but I would definitely love to try this once I found some dried longans.

penny aka jeroxie  on November 22nd, 2009

I never had apples in soups before. I have to try this. Does the apple tastes and feel soggy though?

foodlovee  on November 22nd, 2009

longan and apples in chicken soup very interesting.

Shirley  on November 22nd, 2009

Have no clue about Chinese herbs. Would you pressure cook this? Wont it be done faster that way?

Mary  on November 22nd, 2009

@Pierre - Thanks for visiting and for your comment. Hope you can find the ingredients on your side so that you can try some of my simple Asian dishes.

@Sarah - Yes, some people call it goji berries. Longan is a type of fruit. It is very sweet by itself. You can see how it looks like if you google it. Chinese use a lot of the preserved or sun-dried longan for medicinal purposes. You can find it in Chinese shops. My family loves it very much.

@pegasuslegend - Thanks for comment. I love to use chicken legs cos they’re easier to serve and look more impressive.

@Divina - I hope you can find the longan there. I’m sure there are a lot on your side. Me, too, my mom cooked a lot of delicious herbal chicken soups but I never learn from her. The names of the many herbs were just mind-blowing. I hope to learn more….am slowly learning.

@Penny - Oh….we don’t eat the apples. They are only for the taste. You can if you want to. We eat the sweet corn though.

@foodlovee - It was an interesting combination…would agree on that. But I love the sweetness of the soup.

@Shirley - I suppose you can use pressure cooker to cook this soup but I love the gentle cooking over fire. Maybe I’m so used to the Chinese way of cooking soup especially when herbs are being used. I only use pressure cooker to cook tough meat or nuts.

anncoo  on November 22nd, 2009

Thanks for reminding, Mary. Must make this soon because it is a healthy soup for the whole family.

Mary  on November 22nd, 2009

@Anncoo - You are most welcome. I can’t forget here cos it’s so cold & I need hot soup all the time to keep warm :)

pegasuslegend  on November 22nd, 2009

yep your right it is very impressive as it totally caught my attention :)

Brad  on November 22nd, 2009

That sounds like a wonderful soup. I’ve never tried wolfberries, and not sure if I can get them can another berry be substituted?
My favorate chinese soup is hot and sour, a great combination and I really like the wood ear mushrooms usually in the soup.

Mary  on November 22nd, 2009

@pegasuslegend - How sweet is your comment about the drumstick! Looks like you are more of a meat eater….LOL. I notice the sweet corn first :) But love the drumstick too.

@Brad - I can’t think of another type of berries. You can easily get them in Chinese medicine shop or Chinese supermarkets. This wolfberries are reputed to have great medicinal values. My parents told me they are very good for the eyes and for the back. I hope you can find them.

CruxieFaye  on November 22nd, 2009

I have heard of apples in salads, but this is the first time I heard apples in soups. This recipe reminds of another herbal chicken one which my mum used to make for me.

Loved the wolfberries, they make any herbal soup yummy.

Sook  on November 22nd, 2009

Wow, I want to eat this for dinner tonight. Can you save me some? :)

Mary  on November 23rd, 2009

@CruxieFaye - Thanks for sharing. I learned using apples from my friend. I think it’s a good way to use up apple skin or when you have too many apples.

@Sook - It’s all in my tummy…LOL. Come and I will cook for you again.

kristy  on November 23rd, 2009

I want to make the apple soup! As I told you… bad memories. Always forgotten about making this soup even I’ve already bought the apples. haha… Then the apples ended up making cakes or pie! ha..

Mary  on November 23rd, 2009

@Kristy - Haha…I’m amused. I think all of us love desserts more than others. I have 3 over-ripe bananas sitting there and staring at me. Time for banana desserts….yeah. It’s a long time I have not made apple cake. Maybe high time to make one again. At least it’s a healthier cake.

veron  on November 23rd, 2009

This looks like a very hearty meal and perfect for this cold rainy weather we are having!

lululu  on November 23rd, 2009

Though I’m not that into wolfberries, I do believe your soup is super flavorful with dried logan, sweet corn and apple!
To tell you the truth, my mom made me drink soup with wolfberries when I was little. She kept educating me it’s good for ladies! :P

Mary  on November 23rd, 2009

@Veron - That’s right….warming for cold weather. That’s why I’m cooking more soups these days….makes me happy :)

@Lululu - Looks like all our moms told us it’s good for health. But it’s new for me to know that it’s good for ladies. I better eat more then…LOL

joylicious  on November 24th, 2009

This looks like such a comfortable bowl of soup — I love goji berries so much!

Mary  on November 24th, 2009

@Joylicious - Good to know that you like goji berries very much. It’s very good for health. I have always been reminded about it by the elderlies.

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lisa  on July 13th, 2012

wau… thanks for the recipe… no chicken leg here so i have use chicken meat, and an carcase and it taste so nice. Praying hard that my 1yr old son would love it.

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