Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Double-boiled Black Chicken Herbal Soup


  • 1 black chicken, 乌鸡
  • 20gm dang shen,党参
  • 20gm yu zhu,玉竹
  • 5gm huang qi,黄芪
  • 5gm dang gui,当归
  • 5gm gan cao,甘草
  • 2 large red dates,红枣
  • 20gm wolfberries,枸杞子
  • salt to taste
  1. Prepare a large pot of water and bring it to boil. Meanwhile prepare the chicken and herbs.
  2. Cut off the head of the chicken and trim away claws. Rinse thoroughly inside out.
  3. Rinse all the herbs except wolfberries.
  4. Place the chicken into a porcelain pot with cover. Put all the herbs, except red dates and wolfberries, into the pot with the chicken. 
  5. Add in 5 cups hot water into the chicken mixture. Cover.
  6. Place a steaming rack into the large pot of boiling water. Carefully place in the porcelain pot. Cover the large pot and double-boil the chicken over medium heat for 3 hours. Top up hot water in the large pot if water reduce.
  7. After 2.5 hours, add in the red dates and wolfberries and continue to cook for another 30 mins.
  8. Add salt to taste and serve hot.

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