Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

Add a lean protein such as sliced chicken breast for a complete meal.

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 45 minutes
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1 medium onion(s), yellow, diced
2 medium celery stalk(s), diced (optional)
1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil
8 cup(s) chicken broth, (or well-salted water)
1/4 teaspoon(s) ginger, fresh, grated
1 teaspoon(s) coconut aminos
1/4 teaspoon(s) sesame oil
1 teaspoon(s) sea salt, (optional)
3 tablespoon(s) arrowroot powder
3 tablespoon(s) water
6 large egg(s)


  1. Melt coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and celery, and saute (stirring occasionally) until translucent (about 15 minutes). Stir in broth.
  3. Add ginger, coconut aminos, and sesame oil. Bring to a boil. Add sea salt to taste if desired.
  4. Mix arrowroot powder with water until smooth. Pour into soup and continue to cook until thickened (about 10 minutes).
  5. Meanwhile, whisk eggs together. After soup has thickened, pour eggs intermittently into soup. For beautiful, ribbony eggs be sure to do this step after soup is already thickened. Serve hot.

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  1. smcreveling

    This recipe calls for butter but if you are following strict paleo isn’t butter prohibited?

  2. pam dixon

    Anyone have a recipe for chicken soup?

  3. Myles Lasco

    If you don’t have coconut aminos… you can make your own soy sauce substitute:

    2 Tbs beef broth
    1 Tbs of balsamic vinegar
    1 Tbs red wine vinegar
    1 tsp garlic powder (I also put about 2 gloves garlic minced into the soup with the onions)
    A good amount of black pepper

  4. Julia

    Can’t find arrowroot powder. Anyone know a substitution or if I can leave it out?

    • Neely Quinn

      Julia – Here’s an entire post devoted to this topic. I’d use tapioca or kudzu starch personally. You can leave it out, but it just won’t be as thick.

  5. Julia

    Thank you! Just made it with tapioca starch. Looks delicious. Here’s to hoping it tastes that way too!

  6. emanda

    is 1 cup a serving? and how many servings does this make?

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