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Steamed Chicken Herbal Soup

Steamed Herbal Chicken Soup

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This is a lazy recipe for chicken herbal soup cooked via steaming instead of the usual simmering method. I just came back from holiday and caught a cold, so I was not really in the mood for cooking anything fancy. I was just yearning to drink some nourishing home-made chicken soup but since there is no one to cook it for me, I use this short cut and equally good method to get rich herbal chicken soup.

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For convenience, I used a packet of pre-packed Chinese herbs for stewing chicken soup (in this case I used half a packet for half a chicken). Since less water is used, the soup is concentrated and rich.

Steamed Herbal Chicken Soup

Straight off the steamer

I’m too lazy to cut the chicken so I used a half chicken (butterflied cut) and steamed it together (uncut) with the Chinese herbs, and when cooked, the meat should come off the bones quite easily. I roughly shred the meat using spoon and fork, then transfer the soup and shredded chicken meat into a soup bowl – it really looks more like a stewed soup than a steamed chicken dish when you “repackaged” it this way. The recipe makes two bowls of soup for two.

16 comments on “Steamed Chicken Herbal Soup”

  1. i still have a pkt of herbs, look like this is a perfect recipe for me, i’m lazy too! hehehe, Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hope you are feeling better. I can totally empathize with you. I had to cook for myself even though I was injured, had only “one” arm and even when I was supposed to rest :( …bo bian…..

    Drinking more soups is good – help you replenish the much needed energy. Take care.

    • I can’t imagine cooking with one arm, you are really good! But I also understand that it’s difficult to not do anything for a whole month, for me especially online. Hope you recover 100% soon :)

  3. I am having some gastric issues so this soup would be so perfect for me now! Hope you are feeling better though and that someone is cooking for you!!!!

  4. Hope you are better!

  5. What a great dish! I have all these herbs but I never combine them before, guess it’s time to give it a try!

  6. It looks so pretty, but it’s surprising to hear it was not a lot of fuss to make! I hope you are feeling better now!

  7. I love herbal soup of any kind, my favorite was Chicken and Dong Quai Soup, this one looks really nice too.

  8. This soups sounds and looks fantastic. I can smell it from here.

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