One-pot dishes are heaven-sent, requiring less fuss in preparation and dishes to wash. We’re sharing our recipe for a filling soup that’s a meal on its own.

Ingredients for corn soup


2 large cobs of corn (extract the kernels using a knife). You may also use 1 large can of corn kernels.

shredded corn
It’s pretty easy to get the kernels. You just need a large enough bowl to catch all of them as you slice.

1 large can of sliced button mushrooms

1 medium carrot, diced or shredded

I wouldn’t chop this finely myself so I used a little kitchen aid I love: a vegetable chopper!

1 bulb garlic, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

2 chicken quarters or 1 whole chicken breast

1 cup oats (you may use either rolled or instant oats)

1 egg (optional)

1 piece laurel leaf (Yes, you read that right. You’ll want its essence to be an underlying note)

1/2 cup chili leaves/spinach/malunggay

malungay (moringa leaves)

2 liters water (place in separate containers)

2 tbsp lemon juice and rind (you may also use calamansi)

1 tsp sugar

Cooking Oil

Salt and Pepper to taste


A flatlay of rolled oats, carrots, onion, and dried mushrooms
The staple ensemble in our ECQ dishes, simply because they’re versatile and easily available
  1. In a pot, saute garlic, onions, and mushrooms

2. Add the chicken and brown on all sides

3. Add 1 liter of water, salt, pepper, sugar, laurel leaf, and corn kernels

4. Boil in medium heat for 20 minutes

5. Once the chicken is tender, set it aside and roughly shred with a fork. Note: You may use chicken breast but we prefer chicken quarters for more flavor. We recommend shredding the meat afterward but if you wish to get chunkier pieces, you can also use the rekado cut or soup pack (no need to shred). These cuts use the bonier parts of the chicken and therefore pack a fuller flavor on your broth.

shredding chicken with forks
I like shredding roughly so we get fuller bites of the chicken

6. Put the shredded chicken meat back to the pot and add the carrots and oats. Cook for 5 minutes. Note: The oats thicken the soup and add more fiber to the meal.

7. Optional: Create little egg ribbons by slowly adding the egg while continuously stirring the soup. Cook for 1 minute.

8. Stir in the lemon or calamansi juice. This helps give the soup a refreshing taste and cuts the “sawa”.

9. Add the spinach or chili leaves and turn off the fire immediately and cover the pot. Tip: You may also use malunggay (moringa) but go easy on it as it gives a bitter after taste.

corn soup from scratch topped with chives
Serve hot! Perfect for the rainy days or if you want a light meal .

3 replies on “One-Pot Corn Soup Recipe

  1. Nakatikim na ko nito pero once pa lang, salamat sa recipe mommy Abi. So nutritious po nitong soup, will try this too. ❤


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