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Eu Yan Sang DIY Recipe - Herbal Chicken Soup with Lingzhi


Did you know? In addition to its immune-boosting benefits, Lingzhi is renowned for its ability to calm the mind, making it a go-to remedy for insomnia.

Let’s sip on this comforting Herbal Chicken Soup for a peaceful night's sleep.

Herbal Chicken Soup with Lingzhi

Serves: 3-4

  • 1/2 black chicken

  • 15g Lingzhi mushrooms

  • 1 piece of dried tangerine peel

  • 6 red dates

  • 1 handful of goji berries

  • 2 slices of fresh ginger

  • Salt, to taste

  • Water

Step 1: Preparation
  • Soak the dried Lingzhi mushrooms in cold water for about 30 minutes or until softened.

  • Rinse the dried tangerine peel, red dates, goji berries and ginger under cold water.

Step 2: Parboil the Chicken
  • Fill a large pot with enough water to cover all the ingredients and bring it to a boil over high heat.

  • Carefully add the chicken halves to the pot and allow it to boil for 2-3 minutes to remove impurities.

  • Remove the chicken from the pot and rinse it under cold water. Discard the water.

Step 3: Soup Assembly
  • In the clean pot, add the parboiled chicken halves, soaked Lingzhi mushrooms, dried tangerine peel, red dates, and ginger slices.

  • Pour in enough water to cover all the ingredients. Approximately 1.5 litres should suffice.

Step 4: Simmering
  • Place the pot over medium heat and bring the soup to a gentle simmer.

  • Once simmering, partially cover the pot with a lid and let it cook for about 2 hours.

  • Stir occasionally and skim off any foam or impurities that rise to the surface.

  • Add a pinch of salt to taste.

Serve and enjoy!

Tips: Double the Lingzhi for more benefits, but it may taste bitter. Add more goji berries to balance it out.

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