Mom’s GlutenFree Homemade Chicken Soup

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The monsoon and winter come around and it’s time for flus and colds. But it’s also time for some chicken soup for the soul. Or that’s what we call it. Here’s the recipe for mom’s egg drop chicken soup made from scratch. It’s heartwarming and delicious!

Why chicken soup?

Mom’s easy homemade chicken soup provides that instant relief from the weather’s vagaries. Mom’s creamy yet healthy chicken soup recipe gets us bouncing around in no time, come rainy showers or winter chills.

I bet everyone says that about their mom’s homemade chicken soup, especially our Jewish friends with their golden clear broth that was once called “Jewish Penicillin”.

We love having chicken soup no matter the weather. It’s one of our favorite foods; we can have it for lunch or dinner. The fun part about making soup is helping to debone the chicken and munching on the chicken bones. You know it’s good for calcium. Always trust the oldies.

And stirring in the egg till it forms lovely threads in the soup is always fun! The method used is called egg dropping. Some people actually called this an egg drop soup instead of a chicken soup.

Anyways, if you’re looking for a new take on how to prepare chicken soup at home, here’s my mother’s simple chicken soup recipe. It’s a perfect mix of the chicken and sweetcorn soup and the clear egg drop soup.

What do you need for this chicken soup whole chicken Recipe?

For this whole chicken soup recipe, you of course need a whole chicken, potatoes, green peas, sweet corn, green chillies, corn flour, eggs, sugar and salt. Nope, we don’t use tomatoes or onions. No carrots or other vegetables either.

How to make Chicken Soup from scratch?

Water, corn, potatoes, chicken and chillies in a stainless steel pot
Boil the corn, potato, chicken and chillies

Here’s how you make our homemade chicken soup recipe from scratch! First peel the potatoes. Then boil a kilo of chicken, with the sweet corn, potatoes, chillies and 4.5 litres of water. This boiling of everything together for the stock lends the perfectly yummy and slightly spicy taste to the sweet corn chicken soup.

Shredded chicken and roughly mash potatoes in a plate
Shred the chicken and mash the potatoes

Turn off the flame when the chicken is tender and potatoes are mushy. After a while, and take the chicken and potatoes out. Shred the chicken into long strips and mash the potatoes. Sis and I love this part, because well, while shredding the chicken, we also get to crunch on the bones and get some calcium for our bones, just like the oldies said. Then add the chicken and potatoes back to the pot along with sugar and salt and boil on a low flame.

Corn flour mixed with water in a yellow bowl
Mix corn flour with water

Once it starts to boil again, make a mixture of the cornflour and water and pour in while stirring continuously.

Yellow bowl of eggs beaten to a froth with a whisk in it
Beat the eggs into a froth
A yellow bowl pouring the beaten egg into the soup which has corn and chicken in it
Pour the beaten egg into the soup

Once the soup has thickened, use a whisk to beat the eggs in a small bowl. Then pour it into the soup while again stirring continuously. The egg starts to form lovely threads. This method is called egg dropping.

Chicken soup with the egg threads or ribbons on top
Stir the egg in till it forms threads

Leave the soup on the flame for 2 to 5 minutes before turning the stove off.

Chicken soup with chilly sauce in a brown bowl on a lap pillow
Pour the soup into your bowl and enjoy

Serve the soup with toast or just eat it plain. Either way, good riddance to your cold and a warm satisfied feeling in your tummy. We sometimes add in a bit of red chilli sauce like the pic above for that extra heat!

Enjoy your soup and toast - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork
Enjoy your soup and toast
Egg drop chicken soup in a bowl with a brown spoon next to it
Yummy egg drop chicken soup
Gluten free chicken soup in a bowl with a brown spoon next to it on a brown mat
It’s the perfect glutenfree chicken soup!

While learning how to cook chicken soup from Mom we also found out that mom’s recipe is also a gluten-free chicken soup recipe. How awesome is that!

Why is this the best Chicken Soup Recipe?

  • Mom’s chicken soup recipe uses all parts of the chicken. If you want to, you can only use specific pieces, but otherwise, you just throw the entire chicken in the pot and boil it.
  • Mom’s perfect chicken soup recipe is gluten-free.
  • This chicken soup recipe is great comfort food for when you have the flu, or a cold, or are just feeling under the weather.
  • You can make more of the chicken soup and store it in the freezer for weeks or months. All you need to do is defrost and boil before eating.

Tips for Cooking Chicken Soup

  • It’s best to use chicken on the bone. It can be a whole chicken cut into pieces, whole chicken legs or thighs, drumsticks, or chicken breasts. But what’s important is that the chicken is cooked with the bone. Although you remove the bones later, this gives the chicken soup more flavor.
  • Boil all the ingredients together in one pot so that the soup stock gets a nice spicy taste.
  • You don’t have to mash the potato too fine. A roughly mashed potato will give the soup some texture.
  • Add the beaten egg in very slowly so that the strands are thin. If you add the egg too fast, it will form thicker strands.

Questions about Mom’s easy chicken soup recipe

How to make this chicken soup gluten free?

This chicken soup recipe is gluten free because we use all naturally gluten free ingredients in it.

Is this the Chinese egg drop soup?

This is my mom’s Indianized version of the Chinese egg drop soup has beautiful ribbons of egg in it. You could call it an Indian chicken soup if you want to.

Can you make this chicken soup without the egg?

If you don’t like egg or are allergic, yes, you can make this chicken soup without the beaten eggs. It still tastes amazing.

Why is chicken soup good for you?

Chicken soup is good for anyone because it’s a clear broth that also clears up sinuses, gives sustenance through colds and flus. All this in addition to being healthy, filling and tasty.

Can you make chicken soup in an instant pot?

Yes, you can make this chicken soup recipe in an instant pot. The instructions stay the same.

What can I eat with chicken soup?

Chicken soup can be eaten by itself. Or you can eat chicken soup with toasted bread, cheese toast, fried noodles, or more.

Can I make this soup using only chicken thighs or drumsticks?

Yes, if you want to you can use only chicken thighs or drumsticks. Replace the chicken by weight with an equivalent amount.

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Homemade Glutenfree Sweetcorn Chicken Soup

Mom's easy homemade chicken soup is awesomely also a gluten free chicken soup recipe. Here's how to make chicken soup from scratch with sweet corn using the egg drop method.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Soup, Starters or Appetizer
Cuisine Fusion, Indian
Servings 12 Large Bowls
Calories 292 kcal


  • 1 Chicken Approx 1.25 or 1.5 kg
  • 8 Green Chillies – Fresh
  • 300 g Sweet Corn
  • 4 Potatoes Large
  • 6 Tablespoons Cornflour 8 for a thicker soup
  • 4 Eggs Large
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 50 g Salt


  • Peel the potatoes. 
  • Boil the chicken, corn, potatoes and chillies till the chicken is tender and potatoes are mushy. 
  • Turn off the flame. 
  • Take the chicken and potatoes out. 
  • Shred the chicken and mash the potatoes. 
  • Add the chicken and potatoes back to the pot along with sugar and salt and boil on a low flame. 
  • Once it starts to boil, make a mixture of the cornflour and water and pour in while stirring continuously. 
  • Once the soup has thickened, beat the eggs in a small bowl and pour in while again stirring continuously. The egg starts to form lovely threads. 
  • Leave on the flame for 2 to 5 minutes before turning the flame off. 
  • Serve with toast or just eat plain. Good riddance to your cold.  

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This makes enough soup for 12 large servings. 

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Nutrition (Per Serving)

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 1485mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg

Disclaimer: Nutrition Information per serving is estimated by a third party software based on the ingredients used, and is for informational purposes only. It will vary from product to product, based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients. Please consult the package labels of the ingredients you use, or chat with your dietician for specific details.

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3 thoughts on “Mom’s GlutenFree Homemade Chicken Soup”

  1. It’s not really easy, is it? But it did turn out as you said. My kids loved the sweet and salty taste. Thanks!5 stars

  2. This is my go to chicken soup I have made this several times I added a little tomato paste just for color and it came out beautiful and tasty.5 stars


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