May 20, 2016
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.
1In a large pot, boil 2 quarts of water for blanching the chicken pieces.
2In the meantime, in a clean medium bowl or colander, rinse and drain jujube, goji, ginseng, and ginger to remove dirt. Set aside.
3Blanch 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.
4Transfer cleaned chicken pieces into a large pot.
5Add 2½ quarts of water and the remaining ingredients (dried herbs and roots).
6Bring the soup mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 2 hours 30 minutes. Salt to taste.