This Chinese herbal chicken soup is food for the soul (at least for me)! I love the herbal undertones and the essence of the chicken as it slow boils. In this recipe, I made sure to use the medicinal herbs good for the health and the body. Apologies that a cooking recipe can be a little out of place, but I am glad to continue sharing for those who would like to know more too!
For my Herbal Chicken Soup, I used these ingredients:
(1) Solomon’s seal, top
(2) Chinese angelica root, top left.
(3) Codonopsis Root, center.
(4) Chuanxiong Rhizome, top right.
(5) Chinese Yam, bottom left.
(6) Chinese Wolfberries, bottom right.
While I will not be elaborating further on the medicinal properties, they are in general good for boosting circulation and immunity. I strongly recommend searching it up but feel free to ask me if you do not know how!
On top of which, these herbs are more easily attainable. Also, you can add red dates and ginseng which are optional. Furthermore, if you find the taste too bland, you can add 1-2 bottles of chicken essence. Doing so will boost the richness of the Herbal Chicken Soup.
Without further ado, the recipe!
Herbal Chicken Soup Recipe
by Javier Tan April-05-2020
This Herbal Chicken Soup is the perfect hearty and wholesome treat for the soul. Brewed with essential medicinal herbs and chicken essence, it is both beneficial to health and good tasting!
20g of Solomon’s Seal
15g of Chinese Angelica Root
20g of Codonopsis Root
8g of Chuanxiong Rhizome
20g of Chinese Yam
15g of Chinese Wolfberries
800g – 1kg of Chicken, cut into portions
1.8 – 2 litres of water
Salt (to taste, I used 1/2 teaspoon)
70ml Chicken Essence (1 Bottle)
Firstly, simmer the chicken in a separate saucepan at medium low heat for 20 minutes to remove any gunk.
Then, in a separate pot, heat up the water at medium low heat.
Next, place in all the herbs and chicken and cover with pot lid. Boil for 2 to 3 hours, top-up with water if there is too much water lost and if its too concentrated for your liking.
Then, stir in chicken essence if using.
Finally, serve and enjoy!
Prep time: 3
Cook time: 3 hour 0
Total time: 3
Yield: A bowl of hearty herbal chicken soup!
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Finish optimally within the day itself.
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