Easy 10 Minute Egg Drop Soup

Easy 10 Minute Egg Drop Soup recipe using recipes you probably have on hand. This Egg Drop Soup recipe is loaded with flavor and ready in just 10 minutes.

Egg Drop Soup

Welcome back to our Asian Recipes 101 Series! Last week we delivered these Oven Baked Chicken Wings and today we have Easy Egg Drop Soup! This Chinese Egg Drop Soup recipe tastes just like the real thing. Peking Palace can keep their $50. It’s homemade Chinese Food from here on out….

Unless we’re feeling lazy.

Or it’s date night.

Or we don’t have the ingredients on hand.

Other than that, we’re all about making Chinese Food from the comfort of our own kitchen!
Egg Drop Soup



1. MUST DO: USE high quality stock! This isn’t the place to save pennies. With minimal ingredients, it’s important to stay with the good stuff.

2. Ovo-Vegetarian: Use high quality Vegetable Broth vs Chicken. You’ll still get the depth of flavors you’re looking for.

3. Feeling hungry? Add in an extra egg or egg white if you dare!

4. Add some texture by adding corn or any other veggie you like. It’s not our cup of tea, but it could be yours.

5. Use Arrowroot in place of corn starch to make it gluten free.

Make sure to checkout the other Soup Recipes we’ve posted: 10 Minute Creamy Tomato Soup and Asparagus Soup with Bacon and Parmesan.

10 Minute Egg Drop Soup Recipe! This Chinese Food Recipe is quick, easy and loaded with flavor. Pairs nicely with Fried Rice our other Asian Recipes. This can easily adapt to a vegetarian recipe. Click to see more Soup Recipes! #chineserecipes #souprecipes #vegetarianrecipes #lunchrecipes #easyrecipes

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Egg Drop Soup

Easy 10 Minute Egg Drop Soup recipe loaded with flavors.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Darcey Olson


  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1.5 tbsp Cornstarch or Arrowroot
  • 4 cup High Quality Chicken Stock
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 6 in Stalks Green Onions Divided in half


  • Add the eggs and egg white to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Take 3/4 cup of chicken broth and add the cornstarch. Stir until combined and set aside.
  • Pour the balance of the broth into a stockpot and add the garlic salt, ginger, black pepper and green onions. Stir to combine and bring to a rapid boil.
  • Add the cornstarch mixture to the boiling broth and stir for 1-2 minutes to thicken.
  • Bring the broth back to a rolling boil and gently stir in a clockwise direction using a wooden spoon or plastic spatula (non slotted). Gently pour the egg mixture into the broth while continuing to stir in a clockwise direction.
  • Slowly stir for about 30 seconds. Eggs should cook almost immediately.
  • Divide into 4 bowls and top with green onions.
  • Enjoy immediately.


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  • 5 stars
    Kids love it and Husband approves. Its my go to soup when short on time. I use half veggie stock, half chicken stock, and a cup of water. I add onions, zucchini, and mushrooms with extra ginger and garlic. I also use lots of eggs.

    • Your IQ will decrease as you stir of course and we can’t have that now can we? Anyways. My girlfriend just attempted to make egg drop soup for the first time ever an though I really appreciate the effort she did not stir the soup and we now have scrambled egg soup which while it tastes somewhat OK, it look rather unappetizing. Should of come here first. Live and learn.

    • the important thing is to stir in only one direction. Those who say it matters which direction may be influenced by a bit of superstition, stubbornness, or a superiority complex. Haha. But seriously. Stir. And don’t change direction of stirring. For best results.

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