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Stracciatella Soup

Stracciatella Soup with smoked chicken is a flavorful and delicious soup that is a very comforting, low-carb dish to add to your dinner plans. Ready in under 30 minutes for a quick and easy meal.

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Traditional Italian Stracciatella Soup is mainly broth and egg, like an Italian Egg Drop Soup. We are making it a little heartier with the addition of finely diced smoked chicken. We also love to make Chicken Mushroom Soup with leftover grilled chicken.

Stracciatella Soup with parmesan cheese, 2 bowls, soup pan and bowl of cheese

Stracciatella Soup ~ Hearty Italian Soup Recipe

Stracciatella is derived from the word stracciare, which means “to shred” in Italian and is pronounced stra·chuh·teh·luh. Stracciatella describes the eggs and cheese in the soup, sometimes referred to as Italian Egg Drop Soup. It’s a traditional dish to serve for Easter in many parts of Italy but it’s easy and delicious for any time of year.

Ingredients Needed:

Ingredients for Stracciatella Soup

  • Homemade Chicken Broth ~ We love making homemade broth after smoking whole chickens. It has the most amazing flavor. This is the key to the soup being so flavorful. Of course, this recipe will work with store bought broth as well but won’t be as flavorful.
  • Green Onions ~ Not traditional but they add texture and flavor.
  • Eggs ~ Use 1- 2 eggs, your choice. The eggs are beaten and slowly streamed into the hot broth, making ribbons that are a lot like pasta.
  • Parmesan Cheese ~ For flavor and texture
  • Smoked Chicken ~ Use a rotisserie chicken if you don’t have leftover smoked chicken on hand.

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How to Make Stracciatella Soup with Smoked Chicken:

  • Dice the chicken.
  • Slice green onions.
  • Shred the Parmesan cheese.

beaten egg in a bowl with a fork

  • Beat the eggs in a bowl. 

chicken broth boiling with green onions

  • Pour broth into a soup pan or dutch oven.
  • Add green onions to the broth and place over high heat and bring to a boil. 

pouring beaten egg into hot broth

  • Stir the broth in a circular motion.

Making Stracciatella Soup with eggs

  • Slowly stream in the beaten eggs. 

Adding parmesan cheese to Italian Egg Drop Soup

  • Lower to simmer and add in parmesan.

adding diced chicken to soup

  • Stir in chicken. 
  • Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stracciatella Soup with parmesan cheese, 2 bowls

  • Serve soup and garnish with parsley if desired.

One of my favorite meal prep ideas for easy weeknight dinners is to make a couple of whole smoked chickens on the weekend. The recipe options are endless and this soup is going to be on the regular dinner rotation with our smoked chicken.

Recipe Variations:

Chopped baby spinach or fresh basil are also great additions to this simple soup. Orzo or other small pasta can also be added. 

How to Store and Reheat:

Store soup in an airtight container, like these deli containers, in the refrigerator up to 2 days.

Reheat in a pan over medium heat, stirring often until heated through.

More Easter Recipes to Try:

Easy Brown Sugar Ham is a show-stopper for any holiday meal. 

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole is my favorite for any meal and always a holiday favorite.

The Best Macaroni Salad is always on the menu for our holiday meals and goes so good with ham.

Yeast Rolls are a must have for Easter Dinner. 

Stracciatella Soup with smoked chicken, 2 bowls

If you are looking for something new to try, this hearty Stracciatella Soup is just the ticket. It’s quick and easy, especially with leftover chicken. The simple flavors are sure to please even picky eaters.

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Yield: 4 servings

Stracciatella Soup

Stracciatella Soup

Stracciatella Soup with smoked chicken is a flavorful and delicious soup that is a very comforting, low-carb dish to add to your dinner plans. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat chicken broth in a dutch oven or soup pan over high heat with green onions and bring to a boil.
  2. Stir broth in a circular motion and slowly drizzle in beaten eggs.
  3. Lower to simmer.
  4. Add parmesan cheese and smoked chicken.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Notes

Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days.

Reheat in a pan over medium heat, stirring often until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 177mgSodium: 2161mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 27g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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4 Comments

  1. Love this soup. I also add cheese tortellini and a small amount of fresh spinach. Makes it a bit hardier.

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