½ chicken breast, cut into small
1 tb. cornstarch
1 cup water
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
¼ cup thinly sliced water chestnuts
1 tb. chopped scallions
In a small bowl, mix chicken pieces and cornstarch. In a deep saucepan, combine water, chicken or vegetable broth, and water chestnuts. Bring to a boil. Add chicken and cornstarch mixture and return to a boil for about 10 minutes. Beat egg and stir slowly into soup. Dish into a large bowl and sprinkle scallions on top.
Try preparing this soup without the chicken and with cup of sliced mushrooms to make a tasty meatless dish.