A Pennsylvania Dutch classic. Chicken is simmered with onion, sweetcorn, celery, dumpings and hard-boiled eggs. Serve for a substantial lunch or dinner. Perfect for the cold winter months.
I added parsley to suit myself and instead of water I substituted Swansons Chicken Broth... this has got to be some of the best soup I ever tasted. I used frozen yellow & white baby corn 16 oz. bags and I was told afterward that an additional can of cream corn may have brought the flavor of the corn out better. I made enough for a church "Soup-er Bowl", 36 servings and used 14 lbs of chicken, 48 cups of chicken broth and 3 lbs of corn. And plenty of rivels! DELICIOUS! - 18 Feb 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
My Husband is from PA, where this soup is pretty much a regular in most homes and he's talked about it for years now! We've lived in NC since we've been married so he hasn't had his "chicken corn soup fix!" I found this recipe recently and it seemed easy enough so I gave it a try. I loooved it and my Husband had 3 bowls in one setting and said it tasted exactly how he remembered it! I followed the driections pretty much the way they are but I cut down on the cooking time by using chicken broth in place of water and using a rotisserie chicken (shredded). It was quick and easy. I loved the rivels and I think next time I will put more in. I'm also gonna take the advice of another reviewer and try adding in a can of cream corn to the mixture next time - although it is good without it!. This soup was very deilicious and I will most definitley be making it for years to come!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe! - 27 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I'd never heard of rivals, and had to try them! So I made a quicker, easier version of this recipe because I didn't have a whole chicken. Started with a mirepoix [1 onion, 2 ribs celery, 1 carrot] sauted in 2 T. margarine for flavor and color. Added 1 large boneless skinless diced chicken breast, 1 can of corn with liquid, and 4 cups of water. Then used 4 teaspoons of chicken soup base [Orrington Farms brand is excellent, NAYY]. Also added a little dry Thyme. Then for the rivals, I used half whole wheat flour to make them healthier and added 1/2 teaspoon salt for flavor. My crumbles of dough were around pea size. I didn't use the hard cooked eggs. This soup was great...I love the rivals! I made a 3 quart pan full, and only ate one little bowl because it's very filling. Thanks for the recipe! - 08 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)