Other than rice, my son absolutely loves to drink soup. In fact, he’d rather drink soup than milk! I’ve been working late into the night a lot these days (blogging and some freelance writing work) so a nice bowl of nutritious chicken soup is really good to rejuvenate my tired body.
This is a recipe for nutritious and highly healthy clear chicken soup:
Chicken Soup For the Tired Body
(with ginseng / pao sam and Dom)
Half chicken, cleaned and skin removed (so that soup will not be so oily)
6 – 7 pieces of pao sam (a type of ginseng)
4 – 5 tbsp Dom
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp kei chi (wolfberries)
5 dried red dates
1 litre water
1. Prepare your chicken and place in a zipper bag.
6. Heat up a pot of water till boiling.
10. Then, add in these:
It is wise not to use too many as this is a powerful herb and eating too much of it may cause effects such as fever. Just use four to five pieces, it is good enough.
The amount of this is actually dependent on you. Also remember to add the salt to this soup.
It is usually cooked by 30 minutes but if you want better flavour or taste, you can let it simmer longer. After that, you will get this..
This soup, in Chinese terms, is pretty heaty for the body so only cook this during cool weather. I also used more Dom as I like the extra sweet flavour it gave the soup. Also, this is not suitable if you have a cold or flu as it may make your sorethroat even worse!
You can use a slowcooker to cook this. Just put water in the pot, add the ingredients and let the slowcooker do it’s magic.