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Silkie Chicken Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Healthy Chinese traditional Silkie chicken soup with red-dates, and dried small shitake mushrooms.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 4 Making 4~6 bowls
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 silkie chicken
  • 3~4 L water
  • 10 to 12 red dates
  • 1 inch root ginger , smashed
  • 1 small cup of wolfberry , optional
  • salt , to taste
  • chopped green onion and coriander , as needed
  1. Wash the silkie chicken carefully to remove the impurities.

  2. Add chicken in, place ginger, red dates and wolfberries. Load with 4 L water. 

  3. Bring the content to a boiling. Remove any floats on the surface (skip this step if you are using a high pressure cooker). Slow durn the fire and simmer for 30 minutes. 

  4. Add around 1.5 to 2.5 teaspoon of salt. Serve hot with chopped green onion and coriander as aromatics. 

Recipe Notes

You can also use a high pressure cooker to make this soup.

Nutrition Facts
Silkie Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 1010mg 42%
Potassium 145mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.