Silkie Chicken Soup - A healthy, nutrient-rich savory soup with a touch of sweetness ideal for cooler weather or when you’re under the weather! #chinese #recipe #healthy
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5 from 3 votes

Silkie Chicken Soup (乌鸡汤)

A healthy, nutrient-rich savory soup with a touch of sweetness ideal for cooler weather or when you’re under the weather!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Hot and Sour Soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Maggie Zhu

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine everything in a small dutch oven that’s just large enough to hold the chicken. Add water to cover the chicken. It’s OK if some of the chicken is above the water.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until bringing to a boil. Turn to medium low heat. Skim the surface with a fine sieve to remove the brown bits, for 10 minutes or so, until the chicken broth is clear. Simmer covered for at least 1.5 hours, up to 2 to 2.5 hours, until the chicken turns very tender and almost falls off the bones.
  • All the ingredients in the soup are edible. But for a clear broth, you could remove the chicken and drain the soup before serving.
  • The chicken meat will be quite tasty as well. I prefer to serve it with some homemade dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.92g | Protein: 17.81g | Fat: 2.72g | Saturated Fat: 0.696g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1.42g | Vitamin A: 3250IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.1mg