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Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup

A traditional Chinese herbal chicken soup with flavorful ingredients. It has been believed that the ingredients in this soup can help boosting blood circulation and restoring energy.
Prep Time: 35 mins
Cook Time: 160 mins
Yields: 8 Servings


1 (3 lbs. or smaller) whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces or more 1 (approx. 1/3 oz.) Korean or American ginseng 10 dried Jujube fruits 2 tbsp. of Wolfberry (Goji) fruits 1-inch ginger root, peeled and sliced 1 ½ tsp. of kosher salt 2 ½ quarts of water for cooking 2 quarts of boiling water to blanch chicken pieces


In a large pot, boil 2 quarts of water for blanching the chicken pieces. In the meantime, in a clean medium bowl or colander, rinse and drain jujube, goji, ginseng, and ginger to remove dirt. Set aside. Blanch chicken in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Drain the fast-boiled chicken, and rinse thoroughly in cold water to remove excess fat globules and scum that stick to the chicken. Transfer cleaned chicken pieces into a large pot. Add 2½ quarts of water and the remaining ingredients (dried herbs and roots). Bring the soup mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 2 hours 30 minutes. Salt to taste.
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