Hot and sour soup chicken

How to make chicken hot and sour soup 

Serving chicken hot and sour soup for chicken hot n sour soup recipe

 Hot n sour soup is one of the few soups that is  considered as healthy soup . This soup has many health benefits and is widely used in winter to warm up our bodies to fight against Cold, Flu and Sore throat.
What is Hot n Sour soup
Hot and Sour soup is a spicy soup made by  using some healthy vegetables like mushroom , carrot, cabbage simmering in stock water and seasoning with salt pepper and chilly sauce and tempered with vinegar. Herbs like ginger , garlic , green chili and bamboo shoots are used.
You can make either a non vegetarian version of this soup by adding pork , chicken beef . And vegetarian version by using beans carrot, tofu, cabbage , mushroom and tomato.
Due to the use of red chilly sauce and green chili paste hot and sour soup become spicy.

Steps to make the recipe


1. First you need to slice the chicken breast into thin slice or strips and then chopped them very finely. You can use boil chicken instead.  Just boil the chicken breast till cooked and then chopped finely.
Here I am using the raw chicken pieces as it gives more juice to soup and make it more delicious and yummy.
2. Take a deep vessel pan or wok and heat 1/2  teaspoon oil  and  saute ginger and garlic in high flame for few seconds.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute further stirring continuously .
Sauteing tomatoes with ginger garlic for chicken hot and Sour soup recipe
4. Now add the chicken pieces and stir for 1 minute. Then add the mushroom pieces and further saute for 30 seconds.
Sauteing chicken pieces for chicken hot and Sour soup recipe

Sauteing mushroom with chicken pieces for hot and sour chicken soup recipe
5 Add the red Chilly Paste and  red chilly sauce  and mix . You can even add some green chili paste to make it little more hot and spicy .
Adding Red Chilly Paste and red chilly sauce for chicken hot and sour soup recipe
6. Now add one full cup of water and let it boil for 10 second. Further add the cabbage and carrots slice , bamboo shoots, salt and white pepper powder.
Simmering vegetables for hot and sour chicken soup recipe
7. Simmer for 1 more minutes. Pour the corn flour water mixture into the soup and simmer further.
Adding corn flour water mixture into soup for hot and sour chicken soup recipe
8. Now pour the dark soya sauce into the soup mixture and simmer. Check the colour and consistency of the soup. If it is too thick then add water.
Adding soya sauce into soup for chicken hot and sour soup recipe
 And if it is too thin then add little more corn flour water mixture into the soup.
 Similarly you can pour more soya sauce to make it more dark in colour.
9. Now pour the beaten egg circular wise into the soup and simmer for few seconds, further add the rice vinegar into the soup.
Pouring beaten egg into for chicken hot and sour soup recipe
10. Sprinkle some Cilantro leafs and remove the soup into a bowl and serve hot.
Sprinkle Corriander leafs over chicken hot and sour soup recipe

 Hot and sour soup benefits
  •  Hot and sour soup can warm up our bodies in winter and help to fight against cold and flu symptoms.
  • Lightly cooking vegetables in hot and sour soup offer fiber , minerals and vitamins. In some version of  hot n sour soup , Shitake mushroom is used which has the ability to lower cholesterol and inhibits viruses.
  • Ginger has the potential to fight cold and cure sore throat due to its anti inflammatory properties.
  • In fever you can take one bowl warm chicken hot and sour soup to get more energy and protein plus the fiber , minerals and vitamins.
  • These help our body  to recover quickly from fever as well. So it is good to have chicken hot and sour soup in sick or in fever.
If you love hot and sour soup recipe then you would love the recipe of chicken manchow soup as well . Which is also a healthy soup and helpful against cold and flu.
chicken manchow soup recipe
You can even read the immunity boost drink (kadha) recipe which is a herbal Ayurvedic drink beneficial again respiratory diseases.
Difference between hot and sour soup and manchow soup
Both these two soup are considered as healthy soup and has tremendous health benefits.
  • The basic difference between them is that hot and sour soup is more hot and spicy than manchow soup. Red Chilly Paste and red chilli sauce is used in hot and sour soup whereas  these two are not used in manchow soup.
  • Hot and sour soup is little bit tangy and sour due to the use of vinegar but in manchow soup vinegar is not used.
What gives hot and sour soup its flavors
The flavors of hot and sour soup comes from the ingredients used to make it . Such as red chilly sauce gives it the hotness flavors and vinegar gives the tangy sour flavors.
Different vegetables with chicken broth gives it the ultimate flavor along with the herbs like ginger, garlic and bamboo shoots
 chicken hot and sour soup restaurant style 
  • In restaurants while making chicken hot n sour soup , green chilli paste is used to make it more spicy .
  •  Chicken or vegetables stock and  bamboo shoots are used to prepare this soup at restaurants. The vegetable uses may differ from restaurant to restaurant.
  •  But the most common vegetables used in restaurants are mushroom, cabbage, carrot tomato and bamboo shoots.
Shitake mushroom is used in many places while making a hot and sour soup.
Shitake mushroom in soup for chicken hot and sour soup recipe
Shitake mushroom in soup

I have used fresh button mushroom here in the recipe to make it a easy hot and sour soup recipe at home.
You can read the vegetable hot and sour soup recipe..Hot and sour soup recipe

Chicken hot and sour soup recipe 

Serving hot and sour soup chicken

Hot and sour soup is a healthy soup and considered as effective against Flu, cold and fever. Vegetables like mushroom, carrot, cabbage are simmered in stock water and seasoned with salt and pepper. Herbs like ginger, bamboo shoots, green chili and garlic are also used.
Prep time     cooking time     serving
10 min            5 min.                      2
Author :- Mobasir hassan
  • 1 chicken breast piece
  • 2 teaspoon julienne cabbage and carrots
  • 1 teaspoon chopped tomato.
  • 2 mushroom finely sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon green chilli paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped  bamboo shoots
  • 1/4 teaspoon while pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilly paste
  • 1/3 teaspoon red chilly sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dark soya sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon beaten egg
  •  Salt as per taste
   How to make the recipe
  1. Slice the chicken breast into thin strips and chopped them finely. You can boil  and chopped the chicken breast as well.
  2. Heat half teaspoon oil in a deep vessel pan or wok and saute ginger, garlicin high flame for 30 seconds.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes and saute for another few seconds.
  4. Further add the chopped chicken and saute for one minute or till tender.
  5. Slow the flame to low and add the mushrooms and stir for a while.
  6. Mix the red chilly paste and red chilly  sauce and stir.
  7. Now pour one cup water or low sodium chicken stock and simmer.
  8. Add the cabbage and carrot slice, salt , bamboo shoots and white pepper powder. And simmer for a minute.
  9. Pour corn flour slurry and stir to mix evenly and simmer.
  10. Now add the dark soya sauce into the soup and simmer.
  11. Check the seasoning and thickness of soup and pour a beaten egg circular wise into the soup.
  12. Simmer the soup for a minute and  pour few drops  rice vinegar into the soup. 
  13. Stir and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and remove to serve.

Hot and sour chicken soup recipe video

Calorie value for hot and sour soup chicken
One cup of hot n sour contains approximately 91 calories which may vary from recipes that is used .
Protein :- 5 g  | Carbohydrate :-  10 g
Fats :- 3 g ( .5 g saturated fats include
Serving tips for chicken hot and sour soup
•  Hot n sour soup is accompanied by a cup of fried noodles in most restaurants.
•  In some Chinese restaurants , green onion pancakes are served with hot n sour soup.
•  Some bread sticks and soft bread rolls are good to serve with it.
                         Recipe notes
• You can use different types of vegetables of your choice. It is good to use more healthy and nutritious vegetables.
• To make it more spicy green chili paste is used . You can opted for crushed black pepper powder. These are very helpful in cold and running nose.
•  You can freeze chicken hot and sour soup for 2 - 3 days. Let the soup cold down completely and use Freezer bag or gallon  to freeze completely .
•  Hot n sour soup is high in sodium level . One cup soup contains approximately 37% of daily value.
•  Chicken hot and sour soup contain only 3gm of fats including .5 saturated fats . So it is low in fats.

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