Friday 11 August 2006

Double Boil Herbal Chicken Essence

For those who had went thru the traditional confinement food, you might have try this Herbal/DOM Chicken Essence before. This soup contains pure chicken juice with herbs and DOM instead of water soup. It's a very "PU(朴)" herbal soup that not only suitable for confinement mum but also can be taken about once a month after the menstruation period.

The way I did my double boil is by placing another pot into the slow-cooker and switch to auto heat to cook. Because I am too lazy to stood by the side on and off to check the heat and water level for normal stove double-boil.

Ingredients: (serve 1 or 2)
I Black Chicken,黑鸡
1 Tablespoon Gou Qizi(枸杞子), reserve 1/2 tablespoon
4 Red Dates(红枣), reserve 2 red dates
1 Slice Of BeiQi(北耆), cut into 3 small pieces
3 Slices Of Dang Gui(当归)
1 Small Stalk Of Dang Shen(当参), cut into small 1"
1 Slice Of Huai Shan(淮山), break into 3 sections
40ml Of DOM Wine(法国廊酒), pour in after cooking 2.5 hrs

1. Wash and trim all the fast and skin away from the chicken.
2. Cut into 4 sections and pound finely with the back of the knife. Keep aside.
3. Rinse and drain all the herbs then place it in the middle of the double-boil pot. Use a medium saucer or rice bowl to cover the herbs.
4. Place the pounded chicken pieces over the top of the sauce(refer to the picture above).
5. Lastly sprinkler the reserved qou qizi and red dates on top, covered and place it in the slow cooker.
6. Add enough boiling water to cover almost 3/4 or more of the double-boil pot then cook over low heat for approximately 2.5 hrs then open and drizzle the DOM evenly on the chicken.
7. Continue to cook for another 30 - 45 minutes. Serve immediately.

Notes: You can used either Kampung Chicken or Black Chicken for this soup. Posted by Picasa


  1. wow, this looks so nutritious!! im a fan of black it very much. my mum used to stew the black chicken soup for me wif white fungus & wolfberry (gou qi zi). looks like i gotta give your recipe a try. how much does a bottle of DOM cost? expensive? but there's no chicken essence rite? coz i saw your title....

  2. Em.... i got mine during my confinement time leh.. still got half a bottle left...lolz... I think if u get from airport is much cheaper..outside i am not sure... in the airport it cost around $50+. If u don't have DOM then u can used Yomeishu.

    Em... the title chicken essence refer to PURE CHICKEN JUICE... but not the meaning of adding Chicken Essence in it... :)

  3. Hi lena, that's how i did also for my beef soup essence. Place a rice bowl in the center, and spread minced meat around the bowl. The good stuff gathers inside the bowl. but i didn't know you can actually put a pot inside the slow cooker. That's interesting.

  4. Can.. Pamy, cos i am very lazy at looking after then fire if double boiled on the stove.. so i put it in the slow cooker loh... easy and safe... :)

  5. Hi, may I know what do you do with the leftover chicken? it seems a waste to discard...


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