One of our favorite foods of summer is fresh corn. We can't wait until those golden ears of corn start showing up at our local vegetable market. One way, we enjoy the wonderful flavor of corn through the months we use frozen corn is Amish Chicken and Corn Soup. It is a warm delight of corn, celery, carrots brought together with the earth flavor of saffron.
This recipe is one of our favorites from The Culinary Institute of America's Book of Soups. My family loves the flavor of saffron combined with the corn. The corn noodles are extra layer of taste enhancement.
If you are going to make this soup ahead of time, keep the noodles in a separate container until it is time to reheat it. To serve left overs have a little extra chicken broth on hand, since the corn noodles will soak up some of the broth.
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
2 qts. chicken broth
3/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup carrot, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 tsp crushed saffron threads
1 cup corn kernals
1 TB parsley, finely chopped
3 oz gluten free corn noodles, cooked *
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste