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Ji Gong Bao (Chicken Hotpot Stew) with Traditional Black Boned Chicken Tonic

Energise your day with this hearty and nourishing Ji Gong Bao Hotpot recipe! This recipe is a great pick-me-up for days when you find yourself feeling tired, fatigued, and lethargic. (Read more on why you might be feeling tired all the time here1

This flavourful Ji Gong Bao Hotpot is enriched with nourishing goodness from Eu Yan Sang Traditional Black Boned Chicken Tonic! To power up the nutritional value of this stew, you can also use Eu Yan Sang Black Boned Chicken Tonic with American Ginseng, Cordyceps, Goji Berries and Huai Shan. Do you know? Ginseng is also a fantastic power herb to chase away brain fog, with studies showing ginseng’s ability to improve cognitive functions2.


Along with the rich aromas of Sichuan peppercorns, fragrant ginger and dried chillies, this dish is perfect as a cosy one-pot meal for weeknights.
Eu Yan Sang Black Boned Chicken Tonic range is made with real chicken, premium herbs and is Halal-certified. With no added salt, preservatives, or caramel colouring, and ZERO fat and cholesterol, everyone can enjoy this nourishing tonic warm or chilled. You can also add it to your dishes and soups!

Ingredients used in recipe

  • 3 bottles Eu Yan Sang Black Boned Chicken Tonic
  • 1 whole Chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 15 – 20 Dried Red Chillies (deseeded)
  • 5 cloves of Garlic (sliced)
  • 5 stalks Scallions (cut into 1 inch strips)
  • 1 tbsp Black Peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 litres Water
  • Coriander for garnishing

Suggested hotpot ingredients

  • Enoki mushrooms
  • Oyster mushrooms
  • Bok Choy or any other vegetables of your preference
  • Tau Kee aka Fried Bean Curd skin
  • Pork belly slices


  1. In a claypot, add ginger, garlic, scallions (white parts), 2 tbsp of cooking oil and stir fry over medium heat till fragrant.
  2. Add in 15 to 20 dried chillies (deseeded), black peppercorns and continue to stir-fry till fragrant.
  3. Add in chicken and stir fry to mix all ingredients evenly.
  4. Add in 3 bottles of Eu Yan Sang Traditional Black Boned Chicken Tonic
  5. Add water and allow the broth to come to a boil, then season with sugar, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce and rice vinegar. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes for chicken to cook through and flavours to fully infuse.
  6. Add green parts of scallions and your preferred hotpot ingredients.
  7. Once hotpot ingredients are cooked, garnish with coriander and serve. 

Enjoy this wholesome and flavourful hotpot stew! Perfect as a one pot weeknight or weekend meal with the family! 


Recipe credits: Meatmen Channel 

References used in article:
1All Things Health. (2021, November 1). How Ginseng Benefits Your Health and Vitality. Retrieved from All Things Health:

2All Things Health. (2022, August 8). Tired All The Time? Best Tips For Managing Low Energy Levels Without Caffeine. Retrieved from All Things Health:


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