Sunday, March 2, 2014

Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup


I gave up my high flying corporate career and took a pay cut for a job which allowed me to spend quality time with my family. It also gave me the freedom of working at home with minimal time in the office. I was and am still passionate about my job, therefore I didn't mind bring back work home and simultaneously manage my home affairs. But with the turn and twist of mergers that took place in my organisation and in the name of multitasking, my job has increased three fold. 


On top of that, working during weekends is part of what I have to do. So there goes quality time with the family and there goes elaborate meals. I've always loved soups but now its a convenient dish. As said in my previous recipe of Old Cucumber Soup,
I also fancy Chinese soups. The Chinese herbs mix and chicken should do good for the taste. However you can also consider a handful of kei chi, dried longan, crushed garlic, ginger and spring onions for garnishing. The well balanced flavors of the soup with herbs and tender chicken pieces worked in harmony to deliver a nourishing and delicious soup. 
Ingredients
A packet of Chinese herbs mix 
A handful of kei chi/dried wolfberries - soaked for 15 mins
A handful of dried longan - soaked for 15 mins
5-6 garlic - smashed/crushed
1/2 inch ginger - smashed/crushed
1/4 chicken - cut into bite sizes
Spring onions for garnishing ( shredded/sliced thinly)
Pepper and salt for taste

Method
Wash herbs a few times under running water.
Put in a pot: add water (depends on how much you prefer), garlic, ginger and chicken.
Simmer over low heat till chicken is "almost tender)
Add kei chi and longan. 
Season with salt and pepper.
Continue to simmer for another 10 mins.
Once chicken is cooked, remove from heat.
Garnish with spring onion before serving. 
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30 comments:

  1. that's looks yummy!

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  2. Wonder woman, I'm amazed at how you spend hours at work and still cook such delicious meals. That too on a regular basis. Hats off to you! Beautifully photographed dishes. *drooling*.

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  3. Wow lovely presentation and the soup is wow Nava and sorry for not visiting space.

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  4. Nava, nourishing soup. definitely going to check chinese store for dried herbs.

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  5. I came by as soon as I spotted this post in your FB! I love herbal soups!

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  6. uhm look delicious :P
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  7. Saludable y contundente me encanta toda la comida china.abrazos.

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  8. I love Chinese soups but I have to come across something like this one. Would love to try this.

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  9. SO delicious and yummy. N u r rite....chinese soup z fantastic one with the added herbs in it .......I admire u for managing everything in a balanced way :)

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  10. This a perfect meal for a chicken lover on a cold day, my brother love thus soup
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  11. the soup just looks too good..loved it

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  12. just nice for such hazy day. Nutricious too

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  13. Just a look at it... I can feel 100% comfort :D

    Zoe

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  14. though i don't understand most of the ingredients... the soup look really comforting....

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  15. Hugs Nava, hope you get a much deserved breather soon.. The soup looks really flavorful and as usual the setup looks great and vibrant..

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  16. Chinese soup looks fantastic, very healthy and tasty too...

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  17. Hi Nava, I love any herbal soups. This herbal soup is also my favorite and it's especially cooling and refreshing during this hot and hazy weather. Should cook this often as it's rejuvenating as well. Have a great week ahead :)

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  18. u r really quick.....this recipe sound healthy and interstg and the clicks are shot at a nice angle...will tempt anyone

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  19. this looks yummy! I sometimes receive these herbals in Chinese New year hampers,but didnt know how to use them in recipes.... will try with some remaining packs

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  20. With your hectic schedule still you managed to take tine to cook and blog and visits. Hats off to you. As always amazing soup.

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  21. This looks super yum, but many ingredients are not available here.

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  22. Wonderful presentation. I can't say I know much about wolfberries but your pictures managed to capture the essence of 'herbal' quite well.

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  23. So mouth watering! You must be a super woman to handle triple the amount of work and yet manage blogging which itself is so many tasks bundled into one. I will be needing such soup recipes soon as we slowly inching towards colder temperatures.

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  24. Nava, I wonder how you manage all the things! This soup looks luscious!

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  25. herbal soup best to make it for myself i have to cut off my weight ;)

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  26. Hi Nava, very healthy and nourishment soup. I love to use all these herbs too, love the fragrant smell. Yours look delicious.

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

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