There's something about chicken corn soup that takes you down memory lane. Whether it's the creamy broth or the spoonfuls of chicken and veggies, one thing is certain — it brings a comforting and cozy feeling with each bite. If you're in the mood for a nostalgic soup, we have an easy recipe you can whip up on rainy days (or any day).
Chicken Corn Soup Recipe
If you're short on prep time, use a slow cooker to make this recipe. Add all your ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. This recipe makes 8 servings.
- 3 thick-cut bacon slices, chopped
- 4 chicken breasts or thighs, boneless and skinless, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 fennel bulb, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups sweet corn, fresh or canned (if canned, drained)
- 6 cups unsalted chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Heat a large pot on medium-high.
- Add the bacon and cook until it is browned.
- Remove the bacon from the fat with a slotted spoon and set it aside on a paper towel-lined plate.
- In the hot bacon fat in the pot, cook the chicken pieces until they are browned on all sides, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the fat with tongs and set it aside on the platter with the bacon.
- In the oil that remains, cook the onions, carrots, and fennel, stirring until the vegetables soften.
- Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until it is fragrant.
- Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
- Add the corn, chicken broth, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Use the side of the spoon to scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
- Bring to a boil and reduce the temperature to low. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Return the chicken to the pot. Stir in the heavy cream and simmer for 1 minute.
- Serve garnished with the bacon bits.
Turn this recipe into a tasty chicken noodle soup by adding 1½ boiled macaroni or egg noodles.
Go Down Memory Lane With a Bowl of Chicken Corn Soup
Whether you're making this soup on a cold rainy day or looking for a hearty lunch to serve, a bowl of creamy chicken corn soup is one way to put a smile on everyone's faces. As the savory aroma fills your kitchen, take a trip down memory lane and revisit the heartwarming flavors and memories sparked by this delicious soup.