Chinese Apple Herbal Soup

4.8 from 8 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 15 mins

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 liter (8 cups) water
  • 1 small chicken (Indonesian: ayam kampung), skinless is better, cut into 4-8 pieces
  • 15 gram solomon seal rhizome (Chinese: yu zhu)
  • 10 gram Chinese yam (Chinese: huai shan)
  • 10 gram dried longan (Chinese: gui yuan)
  • 10 gram American ginseng
  • 4 red dates/jujube (Chinese: hong zao)
  • 5 figs (*)
  • 2 Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
  • 5 gram goji berries/wolfberries (Chinese: gou gi zi)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Place water, chicken, solomon seal rhizome, Chinese yam, dried longan, American ginseng, red dates, and figs in a pot. Cover, bring to a boil, lower heat, then simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Add apples, and simmer for another 45 minutes.
  3. Add goji berries, and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  4. Add salt, adjust to suit your taste.
  5. Turn off the heat, transfer to serving bowls, and serve hot or warm.

Notes

  • (*) The Chinese usually use the dried version for making soup, but you can use fresh figs as well.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.