Corn And Chicken Soup

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  • 1 pound:boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1-1/2 cups:chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon:fresh dill sprigs, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon:finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 pound:boiling potatoes (about 2 medium)
  • 5 cups:water
  • 4 cups:corn (cut from about 6 large ears), reserving 3 cobs
  • 1/2 teaspoon:ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon:cayenne
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup:ice water for thinning soup



  1. In a deep saucepan simmer chicken in broth, covered, turning it once, 10 minutes and remove skillet or pan from heat.
  2. Let chicken stand in broth, covered, 20 minutes, or until just cooked through, and cool, uncovered.
  3. Chill mixture, covered, at least until cold, about 6 hours, and up to 1 day. Drain chicken and shred into a bowl.
  4. Add dill, chives, and salt and pepper to taste and toss to combine well.
  5. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  6. In a 4-quart saucepan simmer water, potatoes, corn, reserved cobs, and cumin, partially covered, until potatoes are very tender, about 15 minutes, and cool.
  7. Discard cobs and in a blender puree half of corn mixture in batches until smooth, transferring to a bowl.
  8. Stir in remaining corn mixture, cayenne, and salt to taste.
  9. Chill soup, covered, at least until cold, about 6 hours, and up to 1 day.
  10. Before serving, thin soup with ice water if desired and season with salt and pepper if necessary.
  11. Divide soup among 4 bowls and mound chicken in center.
  12. Makes about 9 cups of soup and chicken, serving 4 as a main course.
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