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Chinese Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

Chinese Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

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Prep Time

20 min



This warming Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup tastes just like your local Chinese takeaway & takes no time to whisk up! Cornflour gives the soup a silky smooth texture while toasted sesame seeds deliver that familiar nuttiness. Warm, comforting & wholesome. (Dairy-free: see our FAQs for details).

Prep Time

20 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
2 garlic cloves
15g fresh root ginger
2 tbsp cornflour
2 soy sauce sachets (16ml) †
10g toasted sesame seeds †
2 spring onions
10g coriander
Shaoxing wine (3.18)
1 tbsp Shaoxing wine †
large British chicken breast
1 large British chicken breast fillet
2 wheat noodle nests †
1 tin of sweetcorn (150g)
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 chicken stock cube †
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil †
You Will Need
Salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 10g toasted sesame seeds<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 spring onion
  • 10g coriander
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 large British chicken breast fillet
  • 2 wholewheat noodle nests<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 can of sweetcorn (150g)
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 692 kJ
164 kcal
2262 kJ
537 kcal
of which saturates
3.8 g
0.9 g
12.4 g
2.9 g
of which sugars
16.3 g
1.9 g
53.2 g
6.2 g
Fibre 2.1 g 6.8 g
Protein 14.8 g 48.4 g
Salt 1.18 g 3.87 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 garlic clove
15g fresh root ginger
Ginger (100%) Keep the Ginger chilled.
1 tbsp cornflour
maize starch (100%)
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
10g toasted sesame seeds
sesame seeds
1 spring onion
spring onion
10g coriander
coriander (100%)
1 tbsp Shaoxing wine
wine, water, sugar, alcohol, flavours, colouring: e150d, preservatives: e202 and e224 (sulphites), foodacid: e270
1 large British chicken breast fillet
chicken breast fillet (100%)
2 wholewheat noodle nests
wholemeal flour (gluten) (47%), wheat flour (wheat flour (gluten), calcium carbonate, iron, niacin, thiamin), salt, firming agent: (potassium carbonate, sodium carbonate). May contain egg.
1 can of sweetcorn (150g)
can of sweetcorn
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml)
sesame seed (100%). Produced in a factory that handles nuts, peanuts, soya, mustard, celery and fish.
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya, sesame, sulphites, celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Chinese Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

Boil a kettle

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a matching lid, with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a high heat

Once hot, add the chicken breast[s] and cook on both sides for 3 min or until lightly browned (don't worry it won't be fully cooked yet!)

2 Chinese Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

Meanwhile, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Peel (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and finely chop (or grate) the ginger

Dissolve the chicken stock cube[s] in 600ml [1.2L] boiled water – this is your chicken stock 

Re-boil a kettle

3 Chinese Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

Add both the chopped garlic and chopped ginger to the pan, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 1 min 

Add the Shaoxing winesoy sauce and chicken stock, cover with a lid, and cook for 12-15 min until the chicken is cooked

4 Chinese Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

Meanwhile, add the wheat noodle nests with a pinch of salt to a separate pot and cover them with boiled water until they're fully submerged

Bring to the boil over a high heat and cook for 5-7 min until tender with a slight bite

Once done, drain and return to the pot with a drizzle of vegetable oil (this stops them sticking together)


5 Chinese Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

Meanwhile, pick the coriander leaves from their stems

Trim, then slice the spring onions finely

Add the cornflour to a bowl and gradually stir in 100ml [200ml] boiled water, then whisk to a smooth paste

Tip: the cornflour and water paste will help thicken your soup!

6 Chinese Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

Once done, transfer the cooked chicken from the broth to a clean board and shred it apart, using two forks – this technique is known as ‘pulling’

Drain the sweetcorn 



7 Chinese Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

Keep the pan of broth over a high heat and gradually whisk the cornflour paste into the broth until it's silky smooth and thickened

Add the shredded chicken back to the broth along with the sweetcorn and cook for 2 min or until hot – this is your chicken & sweetcorn soup 


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Divide the drained noodles among large bowls and ladle over the chicken & sweetcorn soup 

Garnish with the toasted sesame seeds, sliced spring onioncoriander leaves and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil


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