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Foil-Wrapped Ginseng Chicken

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Steamed ginseng chicken wrapped in foil is a simple wrap and cook dinner solution. This is a very healthy and convenient recipe. The ginseng I am using is called american ginseng fiber (洋参须). It is an inexpensive type of american ginseng, has ‘cooling’ properties (降火), & keeps one more alert (提神) among the host of its known benefits.

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You can purchase this particular ginseng in Singapore at traditional neighbourhood Chinese medical halls or the ones at the shopping centers such as Fuhua (where I bought a 150g packet for S$5.50).

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24 Responses to “Foil-Wrapped Ginseng Chicken”

  1. Pearlyn — March 25, 2009 @ 11:27 pm

    This is one of my favourite…… easy to prepare and the results are superb. I usually use whole kampong chicken with ginseng and other herbs stuffed in the chicken cavity and slow cooked it. All except my daughter doesn’t really like the ” bitterness ” of the soup. I personally love the ” natural bitterness ” as I find it very soothing.By adding more red dates & wolfberries and dried scallops can add sweetness and cut down the bitterness :lol:

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  2. wiffy — April 6, 2009 @ 2:21 pm

    Hi Pearlyn, great idea to add dried scallops. I will try out your version one day :-)

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  3. Beanie — November 6, 2012 @ 12:03 am

    Dear Wiffy, can use rice cooker to steam instead? Need to flip?

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