Recipe For Hot and Sour Chicken and Cabbage Soup

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  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 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
  • 1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat – cubed
  • 1/2 head cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


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.

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.

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