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Chinese Egg Drop Chicken Soup

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It’s not just during winter or cooler weather when I crave soup – there’s something about the comforting warmth that gets me every time! This super-simple version of the Chinese restaurant classic is ideal for a lunchtime fix, as a starter or as a side dish to the main event. Its aromatic broth and shredded chicken is food for the soul!

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CHINESE EGG DROP CHICKEN SOUP

PREP TIME

5 minutes
COOK TIME

40 minutes
SERVES

4
Ingredients

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 chicken thigh fillets

6 cups chicken stock

2 spring onions (scallions), bruised, plus extra finely sliced spring onion to serve

4cm (1.57 inches) piece ginger, sliced

1 tbsp dried shrimp

2 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)

¼ tsp ground white pepper

tiny pinch of turmeric

1 tsp sea salt

4 eggs, beaten

1 tsp sesame oil

Steps
Step 1

Heat the vegetable oil in a stock pot over high heat. Add the chicken fillets and cook 3-4 minutes each side or until golden. Add the chicken broth, spring onion, ginger and dried shrimp. Bring to a simmer, then turn the heat to medium and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside for later. Discard the ginger pieces, spring onions and dried shrimp.

Step 2

Combine the cornstarch, white pepper, turmeric, sea salt and 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Whisk until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Pour into the soup and mix well.

Step 3

Bring the soup to a gentle simmer and then drizzle the egg into the soup. Allow to set for a couple of seconds before breaking up with a spoon. Turn the heat off.

Step 4

Drizzle over the sesame oil and sprinkle with the extra spring onion.

Step 5

Serve warm.

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