Easy Hot and Sour Soup

★★★☆☆ 2 Reviews
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By Stephanie Rudy
from Orlando, FL

This soup is a quick and easy version. It is tasty and satisfying. The ingredients are versital. You can add, take away, and adjust according to your taste.

serves 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top


  •   64 to 96 oz
    Chicken Broth
  •   1
    Rotisserie chicken, deboned and chopped
  •   1
    Sweet onion, chopped
  •   1
    Bunch green onions, chopped
  •   1 lb
    Fresh mushrooms, chopped (your choice)
  •   1 box
    Firm Tofu, cubed
  •   6 Tbsp
    Soy sauce
  •   6 Tbsp
    White wine
  •   6 Tbsp
    White vinegar
  •   8 Tbsp
    Louisiana Hot Sauce
  •   3 Tbsp
    Cornstarch, mixed with hot broth
  •   1 pkg
    Fresh bean sprouts, optional
  •   1 can(s)
    Water Chesnuts, optional
  •   1-2
    Eggs, beated, optional
  •   1 can(s)
    Bamboo shoots, optional
    Red pepper flakes, to taste
    Cooked pork roast, cut in to matchsticks, optional
    Crunchy chinese noodles

How To Make

  • 1
    Debone rotisserie chicken, remove skin and fat and discard. Chop chicken meat and set aside.
  • 2
    Add broth to soup pot, you can add more broth if needed. Cook on medium heat.
  • 3
    Saute sweet onions and mushrooms in some butter, add to pot. Add chicken and cooked pork if using, to pot.
  • 4
    Cut tofu into cubes and add to pot.
  • 5
    Open all can items and add to pot. Add fresh bean sprouts to pot.
  • 6
    Add all liquid ingeredients to pot. Simmer on medium heat. Add red pepper flakes if desired.
  • 7
    In a small cup add some heated broth and about three tablespoons of cornstarch. Mix well and add to pot to thicken soup. Stir.
  • 8
    If using egg, beat and add to pot after all other ingredients have heated up in soup. Stir.
  • 9
    Add chopped green onions. Serve with crunchy chinese noodles.