1. Egg Drop Soup

One of the easiest ways to transform simple chicken stock, this recipe just needs eggs, scallions, and soy sauce!

  • Basic Instructions: Heat 1 cup chicken broth (optional: with 2 slices fresh ginger) until simmering. Remove 1/4 cup of the stock and whisk it with 1 teaspoon of cornstarch in a small bowl. Whisk back into stock and simmer for 1 minute. Whisk 1 large egg with 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. Make sure your soup is at a bare simmer. Slowly drizzle in egg while whisking. Let stand for 1 minute, then serve with sliced scallions and soy sauce.

2. Tortilla Soup

Lime juice gives an added kick to this soup, and shredded chicken and crunchy tortillas offer satisfying texture.

  • Basic Instructions: Heat chicken broth until simmering. Add chopped cooked chicken and warm, then squeeze in the juice of a lime. Pour into bowls and top with crumbled tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and cilantro.

532688d4697ab053a00078e6._w.540_s.fit_3. Noodle Soup

Add chubby egg noodles or udon to boiling stock and cook. Stir in some greens or whatever vegetables you have on hand for a delicious quick soup.

  • Basic Instructions: Heat chicken broth until simmering. Stir in a handful of udon, soba, or egg noodles and simmer until cooked through or warmed. Stir in a handful of chopped greens and cook just until wilted. Optional: finish with a little grated Parmesan.

4. Miso Soup

Miso paste gives chicken broth a satisfying savory flavor to make a fast soup. It’s savory and delicious, and one of our absolute essential quick meals.

  • Basic Instructions: Heat 1 cup chicken broth until simmering. Whisk about 1/4 cup of hot broth into a small bowl holding 1 tablespoon miso paste. Whisk until smooth then add back to the pot and warm (don’t boil again). Add chopped tofu and scallions and heat just until warm.

5. Bean & Sausage Soup

Spicy sausage, greens, and beans kick this soup up a notch. Extra filling!

  • Basic Instructions: Heat some chopped smoked chorizo or pork sausage in a saucepan. Add chicken broth and heat until simmering. Stir in a handful of chopped greens and a portion of beans or lentils. Serve with chili paste.

6. Rice & Lemon Soup

With only 5 ingredients, this lemon-y chicken soup comes together in no time.

  • Basic Instructions: Heat 2 cups chicken broth until simmering. Add 3 tablespoons white rice. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes or until the rice is al dente. In a separate bowl whisk together 1 egg and the juice of 1 lemon. Slowly whisk in about a cup of the hot rice and broth mixture, then whisk the entire mixture back into the pot.

SOURCE: thekitchn

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