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Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup is a healthy Chinese broth based soup made with eggs, chicken broth, cornstarch, and green onions. If you're looking for a healthy, warm, easy soup, this recipe is for you!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 4 servings


  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth (I like better than Bouillon chicken base)
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (more to taste)
  • (optional) 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil (see note)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions


  1. In a pot, bring the chicken broth, soy sauce, and ground ginger to a boil. 

  2. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water. Stir into the boiling broth until thickened.

  3. Reduce heat to a simmer. Slowly drizzle the eggs into the soup while gently stirring in a circle in the same direction.

  4. Remove from heat and add the salt, sesame oil (if using), and green onions. Add more salt to taste and serve.

Recipe Notes

Sesame oil is not absolutely necessary but gives the soup a really nice flavor. it is a rare ingredient that most people don't have on hand but tastes great if you have it.