Cordyceps flower chicken soup
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This delicious and aromatic cordycep flowers chicken soup is excellent for both children and adults. It replenishes energy, improves eyesight and builds up immune system.
Recipe type: Slow Simmer Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 5
  • ½ chicken (about 600 g) - cut into big pieces
  • 10 g cordycep flowers
  • 30 g Huai Shan (Dried Chinese yam)
  • 6 dried scallops - soak for about 20 minutes or till soften (retain the water for the soup)
  • 3 tbsp goji berries
  • 6 cups water (or use just enough to immerse all ingredients)
  1. Blanch chicken in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse and set aside.
  2. Rinse all dried ingredients. Place all ingredients (except the goji berries) into a soup pot. (I used a claypot). Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours.
  3. Add goji berries in the last 10 minutes of cooking. If you like the goji berries to be very soft and broken, add them right at the beginning of cooking.
  4. Season with salt if necessary and serve. (I didn't add any salt into the soup as I found it adequately flavorful)
Cooking Notes
Remove skin from the chicken if you do not want a layer of oil in your soup. Otherwise, use a fine mesh strainer to remove the layer of oil.
Recipe by Souper Diaries at