Hot and Sour Chicken and Cabbage Soup


This is a low budget, quick and easy variation of hot and sour soup. The chicken and cabbage are added to make this yummy soup more filling.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
1 gallon


  • 10 cups chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon minced lemon grass

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 onion, cut in strips

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • ½ pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cubed

  • ½ head cabbage, shredded

  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Pour chicken broth into a large pot. Stir in hot pepper flakes, vinegar, soy sauce, lemon grass, fish sauce, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and keep at a simmer.

  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in cubed chicken, and cook until no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Stir chicken into the simmering soup along with the cabbage and bean sprouts. Simmer until the cabbage is tender, about 10 minutes.

  3. Remove the pot from the heat, and slowly stir in the beaten egg, then gently stir in the chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

184 Calories
3g Fat
26g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 637mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 33mg 167%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 608mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.