Best Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Corn Soup

Best Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Corn Soup

This recipe for Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Corn Soup is the best. It’s made with chicken, corn, celery, onion and carrots. All you need to do is put all the ingredients in a pot and simmer it on the stove for about 30 minutes – voila! A delicious soup that your whole family will love.

prep: 10 mins cook: 3 hrs additional: 20 mins total: 3 hrs 30 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 12 servings


1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

1 cup chopped celery

3 quarts water

2 (3 pound) whole chickens, cut into pieces

10 ears fresh corn

2 ½ tablespoons salt

1 ¼ teaspoons ground nutmeg

3 onions, minced

3 eggs

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ cup milk


In a large pot over medium heat, combine chicken, water, onions, celery, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 2 hours, adding water as needed, until chicken is very tender. Remove the chicken from the soup. Refrigerate chicken and soup.

When fat solidifies on surface of soup, remove from refrigerator and remove fat. Remaining soup should equal about 2 1/2 quarts.

Remove corn from cobs by splitting kernels lengthwise with a sharp knife and scraping corn from cob. Combine soup and corn in a large pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until corn is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, place two of the eggs in a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop. Set aside.

Chop cooled chicken meat and add to soup.

In a medium bowl, beat remaining egg until light in color. Beat in flour and milk until smooth. Drop batter by partial spoonfuls into hot broth to make small (1/4 -1/2 inch round) dumplings. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 5 minutes, until dumplings hold their shape and float to the surface. Stir in reserved cooked egg.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 437 calories; protein 37.5g; carbohydrates 30.6g; fat 18.7g; cholesterol 146.9mg; sodium 1576.1mg.

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