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Egg Drop Soup

Creamy, flavorful egg drop soup, a Chinese restaurant classic that is loaded with flavor and can be on the table in under 15 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: egg drop soup, egg flower soup, soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 67kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon green onions or chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper


  • In a small saucepan, combine the chicken broth, soy sauce and sesame oil.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water together stirring to make a slurry
  • Pour cornstarch slurry into the boiling broth.
  • In a small bowl, beat 3 eggs, then gradually add the beaten eggs to your boiling broth, stirring continuously to get the egg ribbons.
  • Remove from heat, taste, season with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Garnish with fresh chives.


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 991mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg