Aromatic Chicken Coriander Soup

chicken coriander soup

Winter is here, and I have a delightful and comforting recipe for you to try: chicken coriander soup. This not only tastes delicious but also helps keep you warm and soothes cough and cold symptoms. I’m Mamona, and I have a passion for cooking. This recipe is something I often make for my daughter, and I’d love to share it with you in a simple and personal way.

This soup is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a source of nourishment during the chilly winter months. The combination of tender chicken, fresh coriander, and aromatic spices creates a hearty and comforting bowl of soup that’s perfect for warming up on a cold day. Plus, it’s a great way to ensure your little ones get the nutrients they need while enjoying a delicious meal. So, let’s get started and whip up this soul-soothing soup together!

Certainly, let’s dive into the detailed steps for making this flavorful chicken coriander soup:

Ingredients: Chicken Coriander Soup

  • 1/2 kg boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups (about 1 liter) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander (cilantro), plus extra for garnish
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, and corn)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch or corn flour
  • 1 cup water for mixing cornstarch
  • Lime wedges (for serving)

Instructions: For Preparing the Soup in No Time

  1. Prepare the broth: Start by bringing 4 cups of chicken broth to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. You can use store-bought chicken broth or make your own by simmering chicken bones, vegetables, and seasonings.
  2. Add Chicken: Once the broth is boiling, add the thinly sliced chicken to the pot. Allow it to cook for about 3–4 minutes, or until the chicken turns white and is no longer pink. This quick cooking time ensures the chicken stays tender.
  3. Vegetables and Coriander: Stir in the mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, and corn) and the chopped fresh coriander (cilantro). Simmer for another 2-3 minutes or until the vegetables become tender and the coriander imparts its fresh flavor to the soup.
  4. Seasoning: In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce and garlic powder, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add this flavorful mixture to the soup and stir well. Adjust the seasoning to your preference.
  5. Egg Ribbons: In another small bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy. Gradually pour the beaten egg whites into the simmering soup while stirring gently. This will create delicate egg ribbons in the soup, adding both texture and richness.
  6. Thicken the Soup: In a separate bowl, make a smooth paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of cornstarch (or corn flour) with 1 cup of water. Slowly pour this cornstarch mixture into the soup, stirring continuously. This will thicken the soup and give it a nice, hearty consistency.
  7. Lemon Zest: To brighten up the flavors, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the soup. This adds a zesty and citrusy kick that balances the richness of the broth.
  8. Serve: Ladle the hot and flavorful Chicken Coriander Soup into bowls. Garnish each bowl with extra chopped coriander (cilantro) for a burst of freshness. You can also serve lime wedges on the side, allowing each person to add a squeeze of lime juice to their soup as desired.

Enjoy your homemade chicken coriander soup, which is not only delicious but also comforting and perfect for warming up during the winter months or whenever you need a soothing bowl of goodness.

Chicken Coriander Soup Recipe

Recipe by Memona Adnan
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

30

kcal

Try a comforting bowl of chicken coriander soup, where tender chicken, fresh herbs, and aromatic spices come together in a delightful harmony. This soup is a warm embrace on chilly days.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, thinly sliced

  • 4 cups (about 1 liter) chicken broth

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander (cilantro), plus extra for garnish

  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, and corn)

  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice

  • 2 egg whites

  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch or corn flour

  • 1 cup water for mixing cornstarch

  • Lime wedges (for serving)

Directions

  • In a large pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the thinly sliced chicken to the boiling broth. Let it cook for about 3–4 minutes, or until the chicken turns white and is no longer pink.
  • Stir in the mixed vegetables and chopped fresh coriander (cilantro). Simmer for another 2–3 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add this mixture to the soup and stir well.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites and gradually pour them into the simmering soup while stirring gently. This will create silky egg ribbons in the soup.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with 1 cup of water until it forms a smooth paste. Slowly pour this cornstarch mixture into the soup while stirring continuously. This will thicken the soup.
  • Finally, add lemon juice to the soup for a zesty flavor.
  • Serve the chicken coriander soup hot, garnished with extra chopped coriander (cilantro) and lime wedges on the side.
  • Enjoy your delicious and comforting chicken coriander soup!

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Season Well: Don’t skimp on seasoning. Be sure to taste and adjust the salt and pepper levels as needed. Seasoning with herbs and spices like thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves can also elevate the flavor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: How to give flavor to chicken soup?

Experiment with additional ingredients like soy sauce, lemon juice, or Worcestershire sauce for a unique twist.

Q2: How to improve the taste of chicken soup?

Taste as you go and adjust seasonings to your liking.
Use quality chicken and fresh ingredients for the best flavor.
Simmer the soup slowly to allow flavors to meld and intensify.
Consider adding umami-rich ingredients like mushrooms or parmesan cheese.
Garnish with fresh herbs or a drizzle of olive oil before serving.

Q3: How to make chicken soft in soup?

Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, which are naturally tender.
Slice the chicken thinly or into small pieces before adding it to the soup.
Simmer the chicken in the broth at a gentle boil, not a rapid one, to avoid toughness.
Cooking for 3-4 minutes is usually sufficient for thinly sliced chicken.
Avoid overcooking, as this can lead to dry and tough chicken.

Q4: How to spice up canned chicken soup?

Start by tasting the canned soup and assessing its flavor.
Add fresh or dried herbs and spices such as basil, oregano, or red pepper flakes.
Incorporate sautéed onions, garlic, or vegetables to boost flavor.
Add cooked chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken for more substance.
Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese for a zesty kick.

These tips should help you enhance the flavor and quality of your chicken soup, whether you’re making it from scratch or improving a canned version.

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