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Szechuan-Style Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

A very delicious hot and sour soup. So easy to make and so very full of flavour.

Serves 4 (Estimated) Rating 3 (1-5)

Prep Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 30 Minutes

May contain eggs

Ingredients
750ml chicken stock
100ml water
200g sliced fresh mushrooms
50g bamboo shoots
2cm slices fresh root ginger
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
500g skinless boneless chicken breast fillets - cut into strips
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons cornflour
1 egg beaten
2 spring onions chopped
Handful chopped fresh coriander
Method
In a saucepan combine the chicken stock water mushrooms bamboo shoots root ginger garlic soy sauce and crushed chillies.
Bring to the boil then reduce the heat to low cover and simmer while you assemble the rest of the ingredients.
Place the chicken strips into a bowl and toss with the sesame oil to coat.
In a separate bowl stir together the cornflour and vinegar and set aside.
Increase the heat under the stock to medium-high and return to a rolling boil.
Add the chicken.
Return to the boil and then drizzle in the egg while stirring slowly to create long strands of egg. Stir in the vinegar and cornflour.
Simmer over medium heat stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked through and the stock has thickened slightly about 3 minutes.
Serve garnished with spring onions and coriander.