A staple in any Chinese Restaurant or Takeaway, Hot and Sour Soup is a fantastic appetizer and also a good hearty snack to be enjoyed at any time of year, but specially in the colder days. Try this fantastic recipe and replicate a favourite in your own kitchen. We think you’ll find it a fantastic little treasure and something you’ll keep coming back to.



6 Servings

Prep time

20 minutes

Cooking time

20 minutes




  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 4oz (½lb) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into ½-inch cubes

  • Fine sea salt and ground black pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed to a paste or minced

  • 1 leek, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup thinly sliced button mushrooms (about 227g/8 oz)

  • 6 cups chicken bone broth

  • ¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar or coconut vinegar

  • 1 tbsp wheat-free tamari, or ¼ cup coconut aminos

  • 1 tbsp chili sesame oil

  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • Sliced scallions, for garnish

  • Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish

  • 2 limes, quartered, for serving


  • Heat the coconut oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper on all sides. Sear the chicken on all sides in the pot for about 3 minutes total. Turn the heat down to medium. Sauté the garlic, leek, and mushrooms for 4 minutes, or until the mushrooms are golden brown.
  • Fill the pot halfway with broth. Boil for 5 minutes after adding the vinegar, tamari, chilli sesame oil, and ginger. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and drizzle the eggs into the soup while stirring in one direction just before serving. Serve the soup in 6 bowls, garnished with scallions and cilantro, and drizzled with lime juice. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Place in a saucepan over medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories409
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5.4g 9%
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
  • Sodium 1482mg 62%
  • Total Carbohydrate 66.9g 23%
    • Sugars 9g
  • Protein 27.6g 56%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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