1organic chicken ,either plain chicken or black bone chicken
1small thumb ginger
salt to taste
3slicesChinese wild yam ,20g
2tbsp.Astragalus root or 4 pieces ,20g
3piecesChinese Angelica root ,10g
3piecesSoloman’s seal ,10g
Soak all the herbals except red dates, goji berries and honey dates in a large bowl with enough water. Set aside for 30 minutes.
Cut chicken into pieces and blanch in a pot of boiling water with 3-4 slices of ginger. This process helps to remove the dirt and blood water from the bones. Pick the chicken pieces out and transfer them to a soup pot.
Add enough water and the soaked herbal. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 t 40 minutes. Add red dates, goji berries and honey dates, continue simmering another 30 minutes.