Hot and Sour Chicken Soup - restaurant style

Restaurant style hot and sour, thick and spicy Chicken Soup. With easy step by step photos included.

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup - restaurant style

Looking out to make the restaurant style Indo Chinese hot and sour soup. This recipe of hot and sour soup is definitely going to please you. This Chicken soup is spicy, sour and slightly thicker in consistency, makes it perfect for winters!!

Key Ingredients Used:- 

Chicken - Mainly you can use any boneless part of the chicken. It can chicken breast, chicken thigh or boneless chicken cubes. Or if you have time and don’t mind separating the flesh from the bones, you can even use chicken with bones. :)

Vegetables - Vegies are optional, but adding this will definitely make it a good pack of nutrients. And moreover if you want it like ‘restaurant style’ and also colourful for your kids. You can use vegetables like green beans, carrot, red capsicum, green capsicum, yellow capsicum, cabbage, lettuce, sweet corn, white onions and peas. I mainly use carrot, capsicum and cabbage while making this.

Garlic - helps in combatting sickness including common cold, adds a great flavour to soups and many more benefits to it.

Black Pepper - high in antioxidants, good for cold and cough. You can add black pepper more than the specified measurement in the recipe as per your spice level. 

Soy Sauce - is used as its a indo chinese food and also it adds a distinct flavour and dark colour to the dish.

Corn Flour - makes the soup thicker and creamier. If you like the watery consistency version. You can totally avoid using it in the dish.

Tips and Tricks:

1. Cook the chicken until it has just changed the colour. Otherwise, 
The texture turns out to be rubbery. Just avoid overcooking.

2. If you neither want watery nor the thicker version of this hot and sour chicken soup, add only 1 tbsp of corn flour instead of 2 tbsps of it.

3. Get benefitted more by sipping it hot.

Substitutions & Variations:

1. You might even get thin soy sauce / soya sauce, just make the quantity double as specified in the recipe.

2. I have added 1 egg at the end of the recipe, which is totally optional. Again, as we were recreating the restaurant style, which had an egg, so made it this way.

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

Serves: 4 people

Measurements used:- 1 cup = 250 ml; 1 tbsp = 15 ml; 1 tsp = 5 ml

Ingredients:

Group A:

1 no Chicken Breast (approx 150 gms)

1.5 - 2 cups of water

1/2 tsp Salt


Group B:

2 tbsp Ketchup

2 tsp Dark Soya Sauce

1 tsp Vinegar

1/2 tsp Sugar


Group C:

2 tsp butter

1 tbsp Garlic + 2 green Chilli, crushed

2 tbsp Carrot, Cabbage, Capsicum each.


Group D:

2 tbsp Corn Flour

1/4 cup water


1 cup water

1 tsp pepper Powder

1 no egg (optional)


Instructions:

1. Add all the ingredients under ‘Group A’ into a sauce pan and boil it until the chicken just changes its colour. Switch it off and keep it aside to cool.

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup - restaurant style



2. Take a bowl, add all the ingredients under ‘Group B’. Mix it well.

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup - restaurant style


3. In another sauce pan or a wok., heat oil or butter and sauté crushed garlic green chillies. Add all the remaining ingredients under ‘Group C’. Mix it and cover it to cook.


Hot and Sour Chicken Soup - restaurant style


4. Meanwhile, shred the chicken into small rough pieces. 



5. Once the veggies are half cooked, add shredded chicken, the chicken stock (in which the chicken was boiled) and the soy sauce mix.       

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup - restaurant style


6. Cover it and let it come to boil. Meanwhile, make a mix of corn flour and water.


Hot and Sour Chicken Soup - restaurant style



7. Add this corn flour mix to the boiling soup. Simultaneously, keep stirring the soup. 


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8. Finally, add pepper powder, another cup of water and salt. And when its boiling, add 1 egg and immediately stir the soup, to avoid the eggs to form a lump. Serve it hot!

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup - restaurant style



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