Ginseng with Black Chicken Soup
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Black chicken
Recipe type: Slow simmer soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
  • 1 small black chicken/silkie chicken - cut into big parts
  • 15g American ginseng
  • 20g yu zhu
  • 20g goji berries
  • 20g huai shan (dried Chinese yam)
  • 5 big dried red dates (or 10 small ones)
  • 2 dried honey dates (optional)
  • 1.6 litres water (or enough to submerge all ingredients by about an inch)
  • Salt - to taste
  1. Blanch chicken in a pot of boiling water for about 5 minutes to remove scum and dirt. Drain and put it aside.
  2. Place all ingredients and soaking water except the goji berries into a soup pot and bring it to a boil. Then lower the flame to the smallest setting and let it simmer for about 1.5 - 2 hours.
  3. Add in goji berries into the soup in the last 10 minutes of cooking. Season with salt to taste.
Cooking Notes
Regular chicken may be used if preferred.
Recipe by Souper Diaries at