Food & Recipes

Chicken Soup with Cordyceps

Searching for a tonifying soup recipe to boost your stamina? Look no further. This recipe may take three to four hours to simmer on low heat, but it is so easy anybody with some experience in making soup would be able to do it. 

INGREDIENTS (serves 3-4 persons)

About 1 kg Whole Chicken
10g Cordyceps
20g Chinese Yam
30g Solomon's Seal
6-8 pieces Dried Longan
1 tbsp (heaped) Chinese Wolfberry
1l Water
2 tsp Salt


1. Wash and clean chicken and leave whole or joint as desired. Skin may be removed as it can be too oily.

2. Rinse Chinese yam, Solomon’s seal and dried longan and soak till soft before use. Rinse cordyceps and Chinese wolfberries.

3. Place chicken, soaked herbs and cordyceps in a double-boiler. Fill the outer pot with boiling water (about ¾ full). Simmer over low heat for 3–4 hours.

4. Add the rinsed Chinese wolfberries into the soup and simmer for about 30 minutes.

5. Dish out and serve.

This article first appeared in NATURA magazine issue No.10.

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