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Recipe: Chicken Tonic

Fine Dining: Herbal Cuisine

Therapeutic Effects:
Lotus Seeds (蓮子) - known to strengthen the spleen.

Lily (百合) - moisturizes the lung.

Wolfberry ( 枸杞子) - commonly consumed to promote good eyesight. It's also known for treating & preventing diabetes. Wolfberry is more therapeutically effective & readily absorbed into the body when they are taken with fortifying foods such as chicken, rather than administered alone.

Red Dates (紅棗) - used in Traditional Chinese medicine for centuries claiming to nourish the stomach & spleen energy. When added in a formula, it prolongs, enhances & harmonizes the effects of other herbs.

The combination of these herbs in the Chicken Soup helps to clear away "heart-fire" & tranquilize the mind. how to cook chinese chicken tonic
6 drumlets or chicken bones
10g dried lily bulbs
10g lotus seeds
8 red dates
1 tbs wolfberry
1tsp Chinese wine
Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Blanch the chicken to get rid of any smell.
  2. Boil the chicken for about 30 mins. Add the herbs & boil on low fire for another 30mins.
  3. Transfer to slow cooker & leave to simmer on Auto for 3 hours.
  4. Add salt, pepper & wine just before serving.
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