Soup Name: Chicken and Dried Longan Soup
Traditional Chinese Name: 雞湯 (jitāng)
This recipe results in a sweet, clear soup that is delicious and great to drink during the winter (cooler) season due to the heatiness of the longan.

What Ingredients are required?

1 whole fresh chicken
20 pieces of dried longan
1 tablespoon of  apricot kernals
1 tablespoon of dried wolfberries
20 grams of dried yuzhu

1.5 – 2 L of cold water

How do I prepare it?

  1. Soak the dried longan in warm water until soft
  2. Prepare the chicken (see chicken for preparation steps)
  3. Start boiling your water soup
  4. In a separate pot, blanch the  chicken and strain it removing any dirt and debris from the blanching
  5. Add the chicken to the boiling water of your soup
  6. Add the apricot kernals, wolfberries, yuzhu and pre-soaked dried longan
  7. Boil for at least 45 – 60 minutes until the chicken is cooked (tender and falling off the bone is best) and the soup has turned a wonderful brownish color

Any benefits?

  • It is a great soup to regain heatiness in the body and warm your blood during the cold winter months

Any precautions?

  • None, unless you are concerned about heatiness.  Otherwise, enjoy!