Chinese Chicken Soup 老火雞湯


This Chinese herbal soup is so sweet and pure in flavor from the chicken and nutrient dense herbal ingredients. This chinese soup recipe has goji berries, chinese yam, ginger, red dates, and ginseng. If you’re trying to boost your immune system, this cantonese soup is helpful for growth and can help maintain overall growth.





  1. Boil 5.5 liters of water on high heat in a big pot for soup. Make sure pot is only ½ full or at most ¾ full

  2. In another small pot, boil 4 cups of water on high

  3. Cut the lean pork into smaller chunks for the small pot

  4. Once the small pot water boils, put in lean pork to boil out impurities for about 2 minutes

  5. Make sure all pork changes color on all sides to boil out impurities in raw pork

  6. After two minutes, take pot off the stove and rinse the lean pork with cold water

  7. Peel skin off ginger and slice ginger into several pieces

  8. With each slice, smash the ginger with the back of your knife to get flavor out

  9. Cut the seed out of the red date. (Note: it’s easier to cut date when its dry, so rinse the date after you cut the seed out)

  10. Rinse all the herbal ingredients with cold water

  11. Bring the big pot to a boil, then put all the ingredients in the pot with the lid on with high heat

  12. Once water starts boiling, turn down the heat to medium heat and keep lid on

  13. Stir occasionally to check on soup

  14. After 2 ½ to 3 hours of boiling, soup is ready

  15. Adjust with some salt to your liking

Keywords: Chicken Soup, Chicken Herbal Soup