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Herbal Chicken Soup (药膳鸡汤)
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
Chinese herbal chickens soup
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Cantonese
Keyword: chicken, Herbal
Servings: 4
Calories: 823 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 organic chicken ,either plain chicken or black bone chicken
  • 3 L water
  • 1 small thumb ginger
  • salt to taste
Herbal mixes
  • 2 tbsp. goji berries
  • 3 red dates
  • 2 honey dates
  • 5 pieces codonopsis ,20g
  • 3 slices Chinese wild yam ,20g
  • 2 tbsp. Astragalus root or 4 pieces ,20g
  • 3 pieces Chinese Angelica root ,10g
  • 3 pieces Soloman’s seal ,10g
  1. Soak all the herbals except red dates, goji berries and honey dates in a large bowl with enough water. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Season with salt before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Herbal Chicken Soup (药膳鸡汤)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 823 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 281mg94%
Sodium 300mg13%
Potassium 760mg22%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 69g138%
Vitamin A 525IU11%
Vitamin C 7.1mg9%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.