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Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

This hot and sour chicken soup is a flavorful and comforting dish that is perfect for cold nights or when you're feeling under the weather. The combination of shredded chicken, ginger, garlic, and spices make this soup a delicious and healthy meal option that you'll want to make over and over again.

Serving suggestions/tips:

Serve the Hot and Sour Chicken Soup as a delicious appetizer or a light meal.

Pair it with steamed rice or noodles for a heartier serving.

Customize the soup by adding your favorite vegetables such as mushrooms, bamboo shoots, or bok choy.

Adjust the level of spiciness by increasing or reducing the amount of red pepper flakes.



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Chicken Soup Moderate Dairy-Free gluten-free dairy-free low-carb high-protein keto-friendly paleo-friendly sugar-free grain-free clean eating nut-free soy-free egg-free diabetic-friendly low-calorie heart-healthy gut-friendly antioxidant-rich immunity-boosting inflammation-fighting weight-loss-friendly diabetic-friendly low-sodium vitamin-rich fiber-rich diabetic-friendly quick and easy comfort food one-pot meal


  • 3.5 oz chicken breast, cooked and shredded

  • 1 cup organic, no-salt chicken broth or homemade broth

  • 1 cup water

  • 4 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 4 tbsp coconut aminos

  • 1-inch piece of ginger, sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp shallot, minced

  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro

  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions


  1. In a medium-sized pot, combine the chicken broth, water, rice vinegar, coconut aminos, ginger slices, minced garlic, and minced shallot. Place the pot over medium heat.

  2. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer and let it cook for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

  3. Add the cooked and shredded chicken breast to the pot and stir to combine. Allow it to simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat the chicken through.

  4. Season the soup with ground black pepper, red pepper flakes, and sea salt. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences.

  5. Remove the pot from the heat and garnish the soup with chopped cilantro and scallions.

  6. Transfer the hot and sour chicken soup to a serving bowl and enjoy it while it's still hot.


average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes, recipe ratings

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