4 Quick & Easy Chicken Marinades

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Mediterranean Chicken sliced on plate with a tomato and feta pasta. This Mediterranean Marinade is only a few ingredients, can be made ahead, and is delicious!

It’s Back to School, Back to Fall, Back to the Grind TIME!  That means life may be gettin’ a little crazy and you need easy go-to dinners!   Well, I got you!  Here I have 4 Fantastic Make-Ahead, Quick & Easy Chicken Marinades guaranteed to make dinners easier! Jump to Recipe

One of the easiest ways to get ahead on meals for the week AND save some money, is to buy in bulk and then divide up for several different meals. BUT…it’s boring if you divide up into the same exact 4 meals.

So, today, I have 4 super easy Prep-Ahead Chicken Marinades that will completely transform the bulk chicken into 4 unique and delicious dinners.

Here are 4 Delicious Make-Ahead Quick & Easy Chicken Marinades that you can make now and enjoy later!

 

Get ready to make Dinner Easier with these Chicken Marinades!

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1.  Hungarian Paprika Chicken

Hungarian Paprika Chicken sliced on plate with Paprika Aioli drizzled on top and fork dipping a bite. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

First up in Chicken Marinades is my  Hungarian Paprika Chicken Marinade recipe that I published back in May.  This recipe is a quick way to get those delicious goulash flavors into a weeknight dinner!  The Hungarian Paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. This recipe only has 5 ingredients, which means it’s so simple!  Drizzle with or dip in the easiest Paprika Aioli for a creamy, irresistible finish!  Prepare days or months (in the freezer) ahead!  On this side, my Veggie Quinoa Salad with Cream Lemon Vinaigrette would be a terrific pairing!  

Not only is this one yummy and easy, but Paprika is a great source of antioxidants and can help eye health. If you go for the hot paprika, then the capsaicin that gives the heat also has anti-inflammatory benefits.

Full recipe is down below, but the gist is this…put all the ingredients into a storage bag/container and then marinade for 1 hour up to overnight.  Cook in a skillet or roast in the oven, make aioli, and enjoy!

Hungarian Paprika Chicken raw marinating in a bag. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Hungarian Paprika Chicken raw cooking in a skillet. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Mixing paprika and garlic into mayonnaise for the Aioli for Hungarian Paprika Chicken. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Squeezing Paprika Aioli from a baggie to a silver cup next to Hungarian Paprika Chicken. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

 

2.  Mediterranean Chicken Marinade

Fork with bite of Mediterranean Chicken sliced on plate with a tomato and feta pasta. This Mediterranean Marinade is only a few ingredients, can be made ahead, and is delicious!

Mediterranean Chicken Marinades are so versatile and can go with so many different side dish options.  You only need a few ingredients here, fresh garlic, tons of herby dried Oregano, olive oil, salt, and pepper.  It’s simple, but full of flavor! 

Scroll down for the full recipe, but again, just put all ingredients into a storage container and let marinade for 1 hour up to overnight.  Then cook in a skillet or roast in the oven, serve with a simple pasta and enjoy!  My favorite sides to go with this are my Grilled Halloumi & Tomato Salad which takes it in a Greek direction.  Or, try my amazing Walnut & Ricotta Pasta with Spinach which takes you to Italy.  Or, go red with this easy Tomato Cream Sauce Pasta

Mediterranean Chicken marinating in a storage bag. This Mediterranean Marinade is only a few ingredients, can be made ahead, and is delicious!

Mediterranean Chicken Cooking in a skillet. This Mediterranean Marinade is only a few ingredients, can be made ahead, and is delicious!

Mediterranean Chicken sliced on plate with a tomato and feta pasta. This Mediterranean Marinade is only a few ingredients, can be made ahead, and is delicious!

 

 3. Sesame Sweet Chili Marinade

Bite of Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken on a fork over more sliced on a plate with rice. It is slightly sweet, tangy, savory, nutty, with a touch of heat. You can prepare it days ahead, it takes just minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, and everyone will love it!! #chicken #marinades #easydinner #easychicken #chickenrecipes #easysauces #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

This EASY Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken is quick to make and mouth wateringly yummy! The fantastic marinade and sauce is slightly sweet, tangy, savory, nutty, with a touch of heat. It will please any ‘chicken-is-boring’ naysayers and kids love it for the sweet and salty sauce. Win Win in my house!

There is so much flavor in this marinade that you can pair it with a simple white rice and stir fried veggies and call it a night!  Or pair it with something cooling, my Sesame Asian Slaw!

Once again, it’s a simple 2-step process of tossing the easy few ingredients into a storage container with the chicken and marinating it for 1 hour up to overnight.  Then for this one, I recommend searing and cooking in a skillet vs. roasting in the oven.  That way, you can add a bit of water at the end to pick up all of those delectable sweet and savory bits and create a delicious sauce to pour over top of the sliced chicken. 

Keep on scrollin’ down for the full recipe!

Raw Chicken Marinating in a storage bag propped up in a bowl for Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken recipe. It is slightly sweet, tangy, savory, nutty, with a touch of heat. You can prepare it days ahead, it takes just minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, and everyone will love it!! #chicken #marinades #easydinner #easychicken #chickenrecipes #easysauces #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Raw Chicken getting seared in skillet for Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken recipe. It is slightly sweet, tangy, savory, nutty, with a touch of heat. You can prepare it days ahead, it takes just minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, and everyone will love it!! #chicken #marinades #easydinner #easychicken #chickenrecipes #easysauces #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Cooked Chicken in skillet for Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken recipe. It is slightly sweet, tangy, savory, nutty, with a touch of heat. You can prepare it days ahead, it takes just minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, and everyone will love it!! #chicken #marinades #easydinner #easychicken #chickenrecipes #easysauces #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken cooked and sliced on a plate with rice and cilantro. It is slightly sweet, tangy, savory, nutty, with a touch of heat. You can prepare it days ahead, it takes just minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, and everyone will love it!! #chicken #marinades #easydinner #easychicken #chickenrecipes #easysauces #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

 

4.  Mexican Spice Chicken Marinade

Our last stop on the Chicken Marinades Tour is Mexican Chicken Marinade.  The chicken in this recipe is infused with so much smokey, savory flavors from the fresh garlic, chili powder, and cumin.  

As with the four previous marinades, the chicken plus the few other ingredients all go into the storage bag or container.  Then let them marinate for 1 hour up to overnight!  Then cook in the skillet, serve with rice or my super easy make-ahead Cilantro Lime Quinoa!  Or serve added to a Black Bean Taco Bowl!

Hand taking marinated Mexican Chicken out of bag to cook in skillet. This marinade is an easy, make-ahead, and delicious recipe! The chicken is infused with so much smokey, savory flavors from the fresh garlic, chili powder, and cumin.  #marinade #chicken #easydinners

Marinated Mexican Chicken cooking in skillet. This marinade is an easy, make-ahead, and delicious recipe! The chicken is infused with so much smokey, savory flavors from the fresh garlic, chili powder, and cumin.  #marinade #chicken #easydinners

Marinated Mexican Chicken cooking in skillet with lid on. This marinade is an easy, make-ahead, and delicious recipe! The chicken is infused with so much smokey, savory flavors from the fresh garlic, chili powder, and cumin.  #marinade #chicken #easydinners

Marinated Mexican Chicken cooking in skillet. This marinade is an easy, make-ahead, and delicious recipe! The chicken is infused with so much smokey, savory flavors from the fresh garlic, chili powder, and cumin.  #marinade #chicken #easydinners

Almost there, scroll a little more and these 4 recipes are your for the printing!

I hope you love these easy Chicken Marinades as much as I do!  Please also send me YOUR easy make-ahead marinade ideas!

😍 Carrie

4 Easy Meal Prep Chicken Marinades

Back to School means life may be gettin’ a little crazy, so you need easy go-to dinners! Well, I got you! Here are 4 Fantastic Make-Ahead, Quick & Easy Chicken Marinades guaranteed to make dinners easier! Hungarian Paprika Chicken ~ Mediterranean Chicken ~ Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken ~ Mexican Spice Chicken #marinades #chicken #chickendinners #easydinners #dinners #familydinners #busymom

Course Main Course
Keyword chicken, chicken dinner, dinner, easy dinner, marinade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 64 oz Chicken, Boneless & Skinless Eight 8 oz Chicken Breasts

Hungarian Paprika Marinade

  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbps Water
  • 1 tsp Hungarian Paprika You can use Hot, Sweet, or Regular
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced

Mediterranean Marinade

  • 1 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Asian Sweet Sesame Marinade

  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds

Mexican Marinade

  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Instructions

Prep-Ahead

  1. Open your bulk package of chicken breasts. Make sure that you have 8 breasts about equal in size, 2 for each marinade.

  2. Since every recipe has fresh minced garlic, you can mince all 5 cloves in advance. Note, each clove is approximately 1 tsp, so when dividing it up again, you can use a tsp measure, with the Hungarian Paprika recipe getting 2 tsp and the others getting 1 tsp.

Hungarian Paprika Chicken Marinade

  1. In a storage bag or storage container, add the olive oil, water, paprika, minced garlic, and salt. Mix together, then add the raw chicken breasts. You can marinade the chicken in the sauce for 1 hour up to 8 hours. You can also freeze the chicken in marinade at this point and use it up to 4 months later!

    Hungarian Paprika Chicken raw marinating in a bag. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner
  2. Preheat a skillet on high, add a tsp of Olive Oil and spread around. Remove the marinated chicken breasts from the marinade using tongs, saving the marinade to cook. Add the chicken breasts to the hot skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the the chicken starts to sear.

    Hungarian Paprika Chicken cooking in a skillet. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner
  3. Add 1/4 cup water and the remaining marinade then bring to a simmer. Add back the chicken and juices and then cover the skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 F degrees or the chicken feels firm with a little give.  

  4. Uncover, turn off the heat and move the skillet off the hot burner. Let rest for a few minutes. Then remove the chicken and slice it on a bias in 3/4 inch slices. This should give you about 5-6 slices.  Spoon the sauce from the skillet on top.

    Hungarian Paprika Chicken sliced on plate. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Mediterranean Chicken Marinade

  1. In a storage bag or storage container, add the olive oil, minced garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix together, then add the raw chicken breasts. You can marinade the chicken in the sauce for 1 hour up to 8 hours. You can also freeze the chicken in marinade at this point and use it up to 4 months later!

    Mediterranean Chicken marinating in a storage bag. This Mediterranean Marinade is only a few ingredients, can be made ahead, and is delicious!
  2. Preheat a skillet on high, add a tsp of Olive Oil and spread around. Remove the marinated chicken breasts and add to the hot skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the the chicken starts to sear. Cover the skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 F degrees or the chicken feels firm with a little give.  

    Mediterranean Chicken Cooking in a skillet. This Mediterranean Marinade is only a few ingredients, can be made ahead, and is delicious!
  3. Uncover, turn off the heat and move the skillet off the hot burner. Let rest for a few minutes. Then remove the chicken and slice it on a bias in 3/4 inch slices. This should give you about 5-6 slices.  

    Mediterranean Chicken sliced on plate with a tomato and feta pasta. This Mediterranean Marinade is only a few ingredients, can be made ahead, and is delicious!

Asian Sweet Sesame Chicken Marinade

  1. In a storage bag or storage container, add soy sauce, chili sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and sesame seeds. Mix together, then add the raw chicken breasts. You can marinade the chicken in the sauce for 1 hour up to 8 hours. You can also freeze the chicken in marinade at this point and use it up to 4 months later!

    Raw Chicken Marinating in a storage bag propped up in a bowl for Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken recipe. It is slightly sweet, tangy, savory, nutty, with a touch of heat. You can prepare it days ahead, it takes just minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, and everyone will love it!! #chicken #marinades #easydinner #easychicken #chickenrecipes #easysauces #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  2. Add the chicken to a preheated skillet, leaving as much of the marinade behind as possible.  You will add the marinade later to cook down into a sauce.

    Raw Chicken getting seared in skillet for Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken recipe. It is slightly sweet, tangy, savory, nutty, with a touch of heat. You can prepare it days ahead, it takes just minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, and everyone will love it!! #chicken #marinades #easydinner #easychicken #chickenrecipes #easysauces #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  3. Cook the chicken for 5 minutes on one side to both sear and start cooking.  Then flip the chicken over and cook for another 3 minutes, just until seared.  Remove the chicken to a plate.

    Chicken cooking with char in skillet for Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken recipe. It is slightly sweet, tangy, savory, nutty, with a touch of heat. You can prepare it days ahead, it takes just minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, and everyone will love it!! #chicken #marinades #easydinner #easychicken #chickenrecipes #easysauces #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  4. Add the remaining marinade then bring to a simmer. Add back the chicken and juices and then cover the skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 F degrees or the chicken feels firm with a little give.  

    Cooked Chicken in skillet for Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken recipe. It is slightly sweet, tangy, savory, nutty, with a touch of heat. You can prepare it days ahead, it takes just minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, and everyone will love it!! #chicken #marinades #easydinner #easychicken #chickenrecipes #easysauces #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  5. Uncover, turn off the heat and move the skillet off the hot burner. Let rest for a few minutes. Then remove the chicken and slice it on a bias in 3/4 inch slices. This should give you about 5-6 slices.

    Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken cooked and sliced on a plate with rice and cilantro. It is slightly sweet, tangy, savory, nutty, with a touch of heat. You can prepare it days ahead, it takes just minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, and everyone will love it!! #chicken #marinades #easydinner #easychicken #chickenrecipes #easysauces #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Mexican Chicken Marinade

  1. In a storage bag or storage container, add olive oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Mix together, then add the raw chicken breasts. You can marinade the chicken in the sauce for 1 hour up to 8 hours. You can also freeze the chicken in marinade at this point and use it up to 4 months later!

    Hand taking marinated Mexican Chicken out of bag to cook in skillet. This marinade is an easy, make-ahead, and delicious recipe! The chicken is infused with so much smokey, savory flavors from the fresh garlic, chili powder, and cumin.  #marinade #chicken #easydinners
  2. Preheat a skillet on high, add a tsp of Olive Oil and spread around. Remove the marinated chicken breasts and add to the hot skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the the chicken starts to sear. Cover the skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 F degrees or the chicken feels firm with a little give.  

    Marinated Mexican Chicken cooking in skillet. This marinade is an easy, make-ahead, and delicious recipe! The chicken is infused with so much smokey, savory flavors from the fresh garlic, chili powder, and cumin.  #marinade #chicken #easydinners
  3. Uncover, turn off the heat and move the skillet off the hot burner. Let rest for a few minutes. Then remove the chicken and slice it on a bias in 3/4 inch slices. This should give you about 5-6 slices.

 

 

Chilled Golden Corn Soup

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Closeup of Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a pot with a ladle scooping soup up. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Chilled Golden Corn Soup is thick, creamy, silky and filled with fresh corn flavor and a warm golden turmeric backdrop.   The incredible flavor in each spoonful immediately hits your tongue with cool creamy sweetness from the fresh sweet corn.  Then it finishes with a silky, warm spice from the turmeric.  The entire family will love this corn soup!  Oh, it’s also a stovetop quickie, so of course that makes me happy!

While I love this Corn Soup chilled, you can certainly eat it warm or hot too 🙂  If you’re into chilled soups, you can also try my fantastic Roasted Red Pepper Gazpacho!

 

Closeup of Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with turmeric spice in a bowl on the side. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Why add Turmeric to this soup?

When you think of turmeric, you might think of that beautiful yellow color of curry.  Or you might think of tea.  Yes, turmeric does give a bright color, but it also brings flavor and most important, wonderful health benefits.  

Turmeric has Curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory benefits and is a strong antioxidant.  Scientists believe that low-level inflammation can contribute to many diseases, including heart disease and cancer.  So reducing inflammation is extremely important!  

There are many other proven benefits to high doses of curcumin when you take it by supplement.  You likely couldn’t consume these high doses from the small amount of turmeric you add to foods, but you can still benefit.  

After you try this delicious Corn Soup, try these other recipes with Turmeric!

Closeup of Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with a spoon in it. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR GOLDEN CORN SOUP

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details) 

For this recipe, you can prepare the corn in advance and cook it later, but I recommend that you eat this soup chilled, so you probably will want to cook it ahead as well. 

Clean the corn on the cob by removing the husks and any remaining corn silk. Then rinse the corn and gently cut off the kernels using a sharp knife.Knife cutting corn kernels off cob for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Knife cutting corn kernels off cob for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

After the kernels have been removed, use the back of the knife to press and scrape down the ear to remove any of the remaining kernels and the ‘cream’ that is left behind. Yes, that’s right, corn cobs hold a sweet creamy texture when you really scrape it out.  NOTE: do not throw away the corn cobs yet, as these will be used in the soup to get all of the flavors out.Back of Knife scraping the 'cream' from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Back of Knife scraping the 'cream' from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Kernels cut from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Kernels cut from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Finely slice the scallions separating and saving some of the greens to use as garnish on the soup.

Sliced scallions for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Either store the corn kernels, cobs, and scallions separately in the fridge or move on to cooking.

COOK YOUR GOLDEN CORN SOUP 

Preheat a dutch oven or large soup pot using a high heat setting.  I love my Le Creuset Dutch Oven for this, but any large soup pot will be fine!

Add olive oil and the scallions. Stir so they don’t burn and let cook for 2 minutes.  Add the 6 cups of broth and the corn cobs left over (you will add 4, even though the pic below only shows 3). Bring this all to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for 10 minutes.  Then remove the corn cobs and discard. Turn off the heat.

Sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Pouring broth over sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Corn cobs in broth with sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Add the corn kernels and the corn ‘cream’. Stir to combine, then bring to a soft boil and let cook for 5 minutes.

Adding corn kernels to scallions and broth in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

While the corn cooks, in a separate bowl, mix the half and half with the cornstarch. Whisk together until the cornstart is dissolved and you have a smooth slurry. Then whisk the slurry into the soup and add the Turmeric and the Ground Pepper.  Turn the heat back on, and bring back up to a simmer to thicken; about 4-5 minutes. Be sure to stir so that it doesn’t clump and thickens smoothly.

1/4 cup cornstarch being added to half and half to make slurry for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Cornstarch and half & half slurry for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Adding Cornstarch slurry to corn soup in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Whisking turmeric and half and half into corn soup in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Then using an immersion blender, blend the corn soup in the pot until it is smooth and the desired consistency.  I like some texture, so I stop when it is smooth, but I can still see pieces of corn.  You can also use a food processor or blender for this, but I love an immersion blender because it’s easier.  You don’t have to transfer the soup to a blender, you simply place the immersion blender into the pot.  It’s small too, so it makes for easy drawer storage and easy clean up.    

Immersion blender blending corn soup in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Remove from the heat and when the corn soup is cooled down, move it to the fridge to chill.  Again, you can definitely eat this soup warm, it tastes amazing either way!

Garnish with reserved scallion greens and serve your scrumptious Golden Corn!

😍 Carrie

Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a pot with a wooden spoon on side and turmeric on counter. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Closeup of Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with a spoon in it. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Chilled Golden Corn Soup

Chilled Golden Corn Soup is thick, creamy, silky and filled with fresh corn flavor with a warm golden turmeric backdrop.   The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword chilled soups, corn, summer food, turmeric
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 287 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 4 ears Sweet Corn on the Cob
  • 1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 Scallions (Green Onions)
  • 6 cups Vegetable broth You can substitute Chicken Broth as well
  • 1 cup Half and Half You can substitute milk
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Instructions

  1. Clean the corn on the cob by removing the husks and any remaining corn silk. Then rinse the corn and gently cut off the kernels using a sharp knife.

    Knife cutting corn kernels off cob for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  2. After the kernels have been removed, use the back of the knife to press and scrape down the ear to remove any of the remaining kernel and the 'cream' that is left behind. NOTE: do not throw away the corn cobs yet, as these will be used in the soup to get all of the flavors out.

    Back of Knife scraping the 'cream' from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  3. Finely slice the scallions separating and saving some of the greens to use as garnish on the soup.

    Sliced scallions for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Cook your Corn Soup!

  1. Preheat a dutch oven or large soup pot using a high heat setting.

  2. Add a tbsp olive oil and the scallions. Stir so they don't burn.

    Sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  3. Add the 6 cups of broth and the 4 cobs left over. Bring this all to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for 10 minutes. Then remove the corn cobs and discard.

    Corn cobs in broth with sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  4. Add the corn kernels and the corn 'cream'. Stir to combine, then bring to a soft boil and let cook for 5 minutes.

    Adding corn kernels to scallions and broth in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  5. While the corn cooks, in a separate bowl, mix the half and half with the cornstarch. Whisk together until the cornstart is dissolved and you have a smooth slurry. Then whisk the slurry into the soup and add the Turmeric and the Ground Pepper.  Turn the heat back on, and bring back up to a simmer to thicken; about 4-5 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently so that it doesn't clump and thickens smoothly.

    Cornstarch slurry for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  6. Turn off the heat. Then using an immersion blender, blend the soup in the pot until it is smooth and the desired consistency. I like some texture, so I stop when it is smooth, but I can still see pieces of corn.

    Immersion blender blending corn soup in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  7. Remove from the heat and when cooled down, move it to the fridge to chill. Again, you can definitely eat this soup warm, it tastes amazing either way! Then garnish with reserved scallion greens and serve and enjoy!

    Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with turmeric spice in a bowl on the side. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides