Black Chicken Soup 黑雞湯

Black chicken soup with he shou wu (fo-ti) and ginseng

  • 1 small black chicken
  • 5g ginseng root (or 1 ginseng tea bag)
  • 3g he shou wu
  • 10 red dates
  • 2 pieces of old ginger
  • 2 tbsp garlic 

  • 2 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp rice wine
  • Dash of sesame seed oil

  1. Wash and clean the black chicken
  2. Peel the ginger and garlic
  3. Gently rinse the ginseng root/ginseng tea bag, he shou wu, red dates, ginger and garlic
  4. Place the black chicken in a big tureen or bowl and add the ginseng root, he shou wu, red dates, ginger and garlic
  5. Add enough water to cover the ingredients
  6. Seal the tureen or bowl with cling wrap
  7. Place a steaming tripod into a big pot or wok
  8. Add water to the big pot until 3/4 of the tripod is submerged
  9. Bring the pot of water to a boil
  10. Place the tureen onto the tripod. Be careful of the boiling water
  11. Lower to medium heat and steam the soup for about 2 hours
  12. Remove from heat and add the seasonings before serving