With cold and flu season here there is something comforting about a nice hot bowl of chicken soup. Egg Drop Soup is a good chicken base soup with eggs added for extra benefits. Chicken soup has been around for centuries. Not only is it said Chicken broth will help a cold but it is also good for thinning your sinuses and warming you up. Homemade soup is beneficial to the whole body. This is a recipe that I have made many times over the years. You can change the amount of eggs you put in, if people don’t care for the egg. I have also added peas or green beans to give it more color and added benefits of veggies.
While it is still steaming hot inhale the wonderful smells and allow the steam to help moisten the inside of your nose. This is really helpful with the dry heat produced by most heaters in the home. With allergies and cold weather this is always a help.
Unless you are making this entirely from scratch which making the broth takes time to simmer and bring out the flavors, this recipe can be ready in under 30 minutes.
Egg Drop Soup
3 cups Chicken Broth (I make homemade for this)
1/2 cup Shallots
3/4 cup Chicken cut or shredded
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
Dash of Soy Sauce (I use Braggs Liquid Aminos)
1/2 tsp Corn Oil (or an oil you prefer)
1 pinch Gluten Free Flour
Combine everything except the flour and the eggs. In a saucepan bring to a rapid boil. After it starts to boil whisk in the flour. Let this boil while you prepare the eggs. Put the eggs in a bowl and mix gently. Do not whisk the eggs, you just want the yolks broken and slightly mixed into the white. Once you are done with the eggs, remove the pan from the heat. Pour eggs thru a fork into the soup a little at a time, stirring the soup after each addition. Serve hot. Makes about 4 cups of soup.
Braggs Liquid Aminos tastes just like soy sauce. I use it in my Chinese food recipes to homemade chicken noodle and dumplings. It is gluten free and is a non GMO product and is made from vegetable proteins from soybeans and Braggs says that they have half the sodium as regular soy sauce.