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Egg Drop Chicken Soup

A tasty, light yet filling soup that matches a low carb diet.



  1. Heat the chicken broth to boiling, either on the stove or in the microwave.
  2. Briskly stir in the egg (which you pre-stirred already) so that it forms long tendrils in the soup.
  3. Sprinkle on the white pepper and chives.
  4. Note: that since you aren't using cornstarch, this isn't as thick as the kind you get in Chinese restaurants. It's still tasty!
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this is quite good. i have replaced the chicken stock with 2 cups of water and 1 tsp of knorr powdered bullion.
26 Jan 10 by member: Quigley
I loved it!
23 Feb 10 by member: gina0984
15 May 10 by member: Susie-Q
it wasnt thick like at the buffet which was wierd at first but it tasted better! Super easy snack with a protein bonus!
07 Jul 10 by member: daisydoll4
I forgot to add the chives and it was still delicious. Oh well, just less carbs. The white pepper really made a difference for me, loved it.
25 Sep 11 by member: MissAnnieinIndy
This was very good. I used two eggs instead of one and it made it thicker.
22 Apr 12 by member: tlegerski
Very good, but needs a little salt.
07 Aug 12 by member: Brensmom12
Very good. I used green onion instead of chives and added a sprinkle of xanthan gum at the end to get that authentic, slight thickness.
19 Mar 13 by member: RavenSoul69
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Nutrition summary:

There are 100 calories in 1 serving of Egg Drop Chicken Soup.
Calorie break-down: 51% fat, 16% carbs, 34% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50
Calories 101
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5.58g 9%
  Saturated Fat 1.704g 9%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.888g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.156g  
Cholesterol 212mg 71%
Sodium 1654mg 69%
Potassium 125mg  
Total Carbohydrate 3.94g 1%
  Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
  Sugars 0.45g  
Protein 8.35g  
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 5% Iron 6%
of RDI*
(101 calories)
5% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (15%)
Fat (51%)
Protein (34%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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