This Spicy Corn Chicken Soup is a fast, comforting meal that is spicy, easily put together with what you have in the pantry, and guaranteed to wake up your taste buds.  
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Spicy Corn and Chicken Soup

This Spicy Corn Chicken Soup is a fast, comforting meal that is spicy, easily put together with what you have in the pantry, and guaranteed to wake up your taste buds.  
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Courses, Soups
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre

Ingredients

For Soup

For Finishing

  • 1-2 tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 cup Green Onions green part only
  • Cornstarch Slurry to thicken optional
  • 14 oz can Rotel tomatoes and green chiles

Instructions

For Pressure cooker or Instant Pot

  • Place all ingredients for the soup in your pressure cooker.
  • Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, and allow it to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes. Release all remaining pressure.
  • Use the back of a wooden spoon to mash up the chicken so it shreds.
  • If you’re using the corn starch slurry, turn your pressure cooker on to Sauté.
  • Once the soup boils, add in the slurry and stir until the soup is thickened.
  • Add in sesame oil and stir.
  • Garnish with the chopped green onions and serve.

For Stovetop

  • Place all ingredients for the soup in heavy bottomed pan.
  • Cook for 30-35 minutes on a low simmer until the chicken is cooked through. Stir from time to time to ensure the corn doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. 
  • Use the back of a wooden spoon to mash up the chicken so it shreds.
  • If you’re using the corn starch slurry, add in the slurry and stir until the soup is thickened.
  • Add in sesame oil and stir.
  • Garnish with the chopped green onions and serve.

Notes

  1. You can also add in two lightly beaten raw eggs into the soup in a thin stream instead of the cornstarch slurry. Or add both, if you're feeling wild and adventurous. 
  2. Reduce corn in half and add eggs to increase protein content and reduce carbs. 

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 1g