Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup

Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup. Nutritious and healthy soup. What's there we should be concern in making? Easy if you are asking me. Soups by far as I have told you before, are not complicated. Adding the ingredients in a pot or slow cooker and simmering. That's it and these days, if you wanna make a herbal soup, just head to the Chinese medical halls (Chinese Honeydew Sago Dessert, Teochew Steamed Fish, Vegetarian Chow Mein, Egg Foo YoungYong Tau Foo & Fried Egg Oyster Sauce) or provision shops. They have it all for you. Either you decide which concoction of herbs you prefer or ask (Chick Kut Teh, Chinese Black Vinegar Chicken, Chinese Meatball Soup & Chicken Vegetable Soup). I am sure they will be glad in helping you out. That's what I do. I ask and all is spoken and unveiled. For this Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup, I came back home with a packet of the recommended herbs and then basically simmering alongside chicken (Sweet Chilli Chicken & Easy Chicken Kebab), ginger, garlic, wolfberries, and longan over low heat and seasoned with salt and pepper, and spring onion garnished. So easy right? Nothing complicated right? Deliciousness and as I have already said, utmost satisfying healthiness right (Chinese Vegetarian Noodle Soup, Tea Eggs, Chinese Tofu Soup & Vegetarian Chinese Melon Soup)? 

1/4 chicken (about 400g) - cut into bite sizes
1 packet Chinese herbs
1 inch old ginger - sliced
5 garlic - crushed
2 tbsp wolf-berries/kei chi - soaked to soften
2 tbsp dried longan - soaked to soften
Sesame oil - as needed
Spring onion - as needed
Salt and pepper for taste
Rinse herbs, place in a pot with chicken, garlic, ginger and 1 1/2 litre of water (more if you like).
Simmer over very low heat.
This will probably take about 40 mins to 1 hour.
Then add wolf-berries and longan. 
Simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes. 
Season with salt and pepper.
Drizzle sesame oil and garnish with spring onion before serving.


  1. wow you certainly add new twist to the Chinese Herbal Chicken soup. Usually I dont add garlic ans spring onions.

    Actually the longan and woofberry no need to be soak. Just rinse and dump into the soup will do.

    I love the pre packed "lok Mei Thong"(6 tastes soup) coz it's so sweet.

  2. My kind of food!! I love herbal soup/chicken/duck (anything herbal!).

    Next time you can try using black chicken too.

  3. Wow.....chinese herbal chicken soup looks to grab that bowl....

  4. This truly looks so comforting and satisfying, Nava! I could use a bowl of this soup to nurse my headache right now.

  5. Made soup for our "drinking pleasure" even though the game plan for the day was lunch and dinner outside. Started the morning with chicken herbal soup...almost similar to yours...and ended witha supper of the same chicken herbal soup that tasted better now after a day of sitting in the slow cooker:D

  6. This soup's umph ms.nava! i'm always a fan of herbal soup, thanks for sharing this recipe wish i can cook like you someday, :D you're my inspiration. You can cook almost everything!!

  7. Hi Nava, this looks therapeutic. have never tried chinese herbs. will try soon as a shop is opened nearby.

  8. hi nava, how are you. my mom not well, so i take a break from blogging for a while. your chinese chicken soup looks the herbs. have a nice day

  9. Herbal Chicken Soup sounds so interesting and yummy..

  10. This soup looks delicious Nava. A healthy and yummy soup. Love the addition of herbs in it. Love it


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