Hot and sour soup chicken

Hot and sour soup recipe

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

 Soups are everyone's favorite. They are especially for all the foodies and cooking enthusiasts.

Hot n sour soup chicken is versatile, yummy and extremely easy to make at home. If you have been looking for such a hot and sour soup recipe, you have come to the right place. Here I bring you the step by step guide on how to make chicken hot and sour soup recipe.

Before we jump into the recipe let us look at how beneficial a  hot and sour soup is.
  •  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.
Hot n sour soup is one of the few soups that is  considered as a healthy soup . Due to its many health benefits it 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 and  beef  or a vegetarian version by using beans , carrot, tofu, cabbage , mushroom and tomato.

Due to the use of red chilly sauce, green chili paste and pepper powder,  hot and sour soup become spicy. Vinegar gives the sour flavour.

Ingredients required

Vegetables : You can use as per your choice. For resturant style soup use vegetables like cabbage, carrot and tomato.

Herbs : Bamboo shoot is a main herbs for the recipe. Other herbs includes ginger, garlic and green chili.

Sauce : red chilly sauce and dark soya sauce. You can even use green chili sauce to increase the heat.

Mushroom : The original recipe requires Shitake mushroom but button mushroom also work fine.

Vinegar : any good quality vinegar can be used. Preferably used rice vinegar.

Chicken : boneless chicken breasts. 

Egg : one beaten egg.

Salt : as per your taste.

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

  If you love hot and sour soup recipe then you would love the following soup recipes Which is also healthy and helpful against cold and flu.
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 
  • 2 tablespoon julienne cabbage and carrots
  • 1 tablespoon 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 tablespoon red chilly paste
  • 1/3 tablespoon red chilly sauce
  • 1/4 tablespoon dark soya sauce
  • 1/4 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon 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, garlic in 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 cool 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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