Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

Friday, October 23, 2020
Hot and Sour Chicken Soup in a white bowl on a distressed blue background.

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup is a fall favorite. The chicken makes it a little more hearty so it can be made into a meal instead of just a side. The fam loves  Hot and Sour Soup and just about all Asian food for that matter! 

This soup isn't overly sour but rather a nice blend of flavors and makes a perfect quick weeknight meal in under 30 minutes. 

If your really looking to please a crowd of hungry kidlets or hungry men folk I like to throw in some Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls.  

Hot and Sour Soup also works well with leftover turkey instead of chicken just add after the mushrooms are softened.

Here's how to make Hot and Sour Chicken Soup:


1/2 pound Shiitake Mushrooms on a wood cutting board.

Remove stem and slice 1/2 pounds Shiitake Mushrooms.

Sliced Shiitake Mushrooms, Diced Chicken, Chopped Garlic and Ginger in a large stainless steel soup pot.

In a large stock pot add: 
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking Oil
  • 2 whole Large Chicken Breast, Diced 
  • 1/2 pound Shiitake Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger, Grated
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced 
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon Chili Garlic Sauce depending on how hot you like your soup (omit for non spicy)
 Sauté until mushrooms start to soften.

Corn Starch and Chicken Broth being stirred into chicken.

Combine 1/4 cup Cornstarch and slowly whisk in 8 cups Chicken Stock

Whisk into pan scraping any brown bits off the bottom.
 
Soy Sauce being added to Hot and Sour Chicken Soup.

Add 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce or to taste.

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup being brought to a boil in a soup pot,

Bring soup to a simmer and cook about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

A can of Bamboo Shoots added to Hot and Sour Chicken Soup.


Rinse 5 ounces Sliced Bamboo Shoots in water and drain well. 

Add to Hot and Sour Soup.

A tablespoon of Honey being added to the pot of Hot and Sour Chicken Soup.

Turn heat off and add 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Honey.

Rice Vinegar being added to Hot and Sour Chicken Soup.

Add 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar. 

Taste soup and adjust soy sauce, honey, and rice vinegar to taste.

3 Eggs and a tablespoon of Water being added to a measuring cup.

Combine 3 whole Eggs with 1 tablespoon water.

Whisk until thoroughly combined.

Adding Toasted Sesame Seed Oil to Hot and Sour Chicken Soup.

Add 3 teaspoons Toasted Sesame Seed Oil to to taste to soup.

Egg mixture slowly being poured into Hot and Sour Chicken Soup.

While stirring soup in a circle in one direction (i.e. like a whirlpool) slowly pour in eggs. 

Tofu being added to Hot and Sour Chicken Soup recipe.

Add:
  • 10 ounces Firm Tofu, Drained and Cubed
  • 8 ounces Fresh Mung Bean Sprouts
Top with 3 whole Sliced Scallions and serve immediately. 




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Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

Easy Hot and Sour Chicken Soup is absolute delicious and a meal in it's own. Faster than takeout from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch!
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 whole Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Diced
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking Oil ( Olive Oil or Avocado Oil )
  • 1/2 pound Shiitake Mushrooms, Stems Removed And Sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Grated Fresh Ginger
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 teaspoon-1 tablespoon Chili Garlic Paste, Dependent On How Spicy 
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 8 cups Chicken Stock
  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce Or To Taste
  • 5 ounces Bamboo Shoot Strips, Rinsed And Drained
  • 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar, Or To Taste
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 3 teaspoons Toasted Sesame Seed Oil Or To Taste
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 10 ounces Firm Tofu, Drained And Cubed
  • 8 ounces Fresh Mung Bean Sprouts
  • 3 whole  Sliced Scallions

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot add oil, chicken, mushrooms, chili garlic paste, ginger, and garlic. Sauté until mushrooms soften.
  2. Slowly combine cornstarch with chicken stock. Pour chicken stock slurry into the pot with mushrooms and chicken, scraping any brown bits off the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add soy sauce and bring mixture to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Add bamboo shoots.
  5. Remove soup from heat and add honey, rice vinegar and sesame seed oil.
  6. At this point taste soup and adjust soy, honey, rice vinegar and sesame seed oil to taste.
  7. Combine eggs with 1 tablespoon of water and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  8. Stir pot in a circle going in one direction. Slowly pour eggs in a steady stream into soup. (Soup should still be hot enough eggs cook upon entering the broth.)
  9. Add tofu and bean sprouts.
  10. Garnish bowls with scallions and serve immediately.

Calories

447.81

Fat (grams)

19.72

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.84

Carbs (grams)

30.14

Fiber (grams)

3.15

Net carbs

26.99

Sugar (grams)

10.98

Protein (grams)

38.06

Sodium (milligrams)

1215.31

Cholesterol (grams)

164.55
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Easy Hot and Sour Chicken Soup is absolutely delicious and a meal in it's own! Faster than takeout from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Easy Hot and Sour Chicken Soup is absolutely delicious and a meal in it's own! Faster than takeout from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

5 comments

  1. This looks really nice, I'm a big fan of these kinds of soups, I love the fact you've sweetened it with honey, my favourite thing in soups!

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  2. Love this hot and sour soup. Here it is getting cold.

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  3. Oh yum! I love hot and sour soup. It's actually the opposite in my household - I stay bundled up and warm and then my husband steals all my heat! I usually make congee with leftover turkey but I think this will be an excellent switch.

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  4. I just cooked this soup for Sunday dinner and we loved it. Thanks

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