This healthy egg drop soup, made with chicken tenders, stock, broccolini, eggs, scallions, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic, is the perfect way to nourish the soul AND fight those cold weather sniffles, sneezes, and blues.
Whether you’re fighting a cold or a case of the winter blues, this healthy egg drop soup is the cure for whatever ails you. It’s a subtly flavored Asian-inspired soup with nuances of ginger and soy and can easily be made in minutes with just a handful of ingredients, including chicken tenders, broccolini, eggs, and chicken stock. You’ll want to splurge on the best quality ingredients you can, as each contributes largely to the final flavor, especially the canned broth. Better yet, simply make a big batch of homemade chicken stock. You’ll want to stash some of the stock in the freezer so it’s on hand when you get the urge to make this soup again. And again.–Angie Zoobkoff
Healthy Egg Drop Soup
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- 25 M
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- Serves 4 to 6
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Bronchitis, the doctor said. And an ear infection. Drink more fluids. Eat more protein. Try chicken soup.
Coldest weather of the winter so far, the television said. Just 12 degrees tonight. Wind chill below zero. A good night to stay indoors and drink soup.
So I made soup.
This was an easy recipe that produced a flavorful soup. The second time I made it, I upped the amount of ginger, but people who prefer a less spicy version or perhaps are just less congested, should enjoy the original just fine.
This made 6 to 8 servings or a mugful served every hour.
This was a simple and flavorful soup. There were a few steps to this recipe but they came together well and still remained easy to follow. The shredded chicken had great flavor from the broth and the kids loved the swirls of egg. We added the scallion, sesame oil, and herbs plus an extra splash of soy sauce at the table. There was a bit of broth leftover but the right amount of chicken and broccolini divided among 4 large soup bowls.
Blanching the broccolini and ladling the soup over the top insured a slightly crisp, perfectly done vegetable.
Although you can barely taste them, the addition of the ginger, Shoaxing, and shoyu does add a nice dimension. I feel like the resulting soup is really only as good as your chicken stock. If you’re pressed for time or don't realize the vast difference between store-bought and homemade stock, you may be disappointed.