A delicious twist on our classic Elote (Mexican Street Corn) recipe, this soup is full of flavor and a quick and easy soup for dinner. A creamy broth packed with sweet corn, roasted chicken and a subtle hint of spices for flavor, this chicken and corn soup is sure to win over friends and family!
I don’t remember the first time I enjoyed Elote, but I want to say it was in Rexburg, Idaho at a little farmer’s market. I never went to school during the summer so I never enjoyed all the yummy food that comes from summer fruits and veggies there. It took my parents moving from Vancouver, Washington to Idaho for me to finally enjoy this tasty recipe that’s a staple in Mexico.
Now that I’ve had it, I cannot get enough. From the classic Elote recipe, to Mexican Street Corn Salad, and even a fun Elote Mexican Street Corn Pasta salad the possibilities are endless. Oh and let’s not forget our slow cooker Mexican street corn dip! Y’all know I love a good dip!!
What is Elote?
Well, first let’s address the question, how do you pronounce elote? It is super easy! You start the word just as if you were starting the word “eloquent” except drop the “quent” and replace it with “tay”. Elo-tay. Now you’ve got it!
Elote, often called Mexican street corn, is grilled corn on the cob smothered in a creamy mayo sauce and topped with chili powder, cheese and fresh lime.
Ingredients for Mexican Street Corn Soup
We are going to take all those classic elote flavors and add a few ingredients to it to make a fantastic corn soup! We add a few more vegetables for more depth of flavor and chicken to make it a little more hearty. Here is what you will need:
- Butter: used for sautéing all the veggies
- Vegetables: Yellow Onion, Celery, Garlic, Pasilla Pepper and Corn
- Seasonings: Chili Powder, Kosher Salt, Sugar, Black Pepper
- Soup Base: Chicken Broth, Heavy Cream, Mexican Crema
- Chicken Breasts: you can grab a rotisserie or if you want to cook your own, try our sticky Mexican chicken recipe
- Cotija Cheese: found in the refrigerated section with the other cheeses or sometimes in the section of Mexican specialty foods
NOTE: If you want to keep it vegetarian, skip the chicken and swap the chicken broth for vegetable broth.
The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card down below.