Low(er) Fat Egg Drop Soup Recipe

Chinese Egg Drop Soup With Noodles
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Ratings (10)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 Cups (4 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
30 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Cups (4 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 821mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 5g
Calcium 16mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Classic Chinese egg drop soup comes packed with flavor, but also calories. Simply substituting egg whites for whole eggs reduces the fat content in this nourishing soup.


  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 2 Egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry, optional
  • 2 Green onions, (spring onions, scallions) green parts only, thinly sliced into small rounds

Steps to Make It

  1. In a wok or saucepan, bring the 4 cups of chicken broth to a boil.

  2. Add the sugar, salt, and the rice wine or dry sherry if using. Cook for about another minute.

  3. Remove from the heat. Gradually stir in the egg white, stirring in one direction only. (Chopsticks are ideal for this if you have them).

  4. Garnish with the green onion and serve.