The colder months bring comfort food cravings.  This recipe will hit the spot without the “nasties”.  Kids love pulled chicken as a stepping stone towards whole pieces of meat when they are overcoming an aversion to meat that is commonly associated with toddler & preschooler behaviour.  If they aren’t happy with the chicken in the soup, serve it along side the soup.  If your kids are currently going through a meat aversion phase, please see this previous blog post and recipe for chicken meatballs.

Kid Friendly Chicken and Corn Soup by Play with Food

Chicken and Corn Soup
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A family friendly soup
Serves: 2 adult 2 kids serves
  • 1 skin free, free range chicken breast
  • 1 cob of corn, kernels removed
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, roughly chopped
  • 500 ml low sodium vegetable stock
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  1. In a saucepan, saute the shallot and carrot in olive oil.
  2. Add the stock and corn. Bring to the boil.
  3. Add the chicken, soy sauce and ground coriander and poach in the simmering broth for 20minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken, rest for 5 mins. While resting the chicken, use a hand mixer to blitz your remaining soup.
  5. Shred the chicken breast once it is rested. I like to use two forks on a cutting board to shred the chicken as it will still be warm.
  6. Return the shredded chicken to the soup.
  7. Serve with a garnish of your choice and toasted tortillas or bread.

chicken and corn soup 2 

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