Weekend Feast: Black Chicken Soup

04 Nov 2016

Box Hill Central is famous for its fresh food precinct. Embracing a diverse range of cultures and cuisines, Box Hill Central offers an unparalleled range of unique produce and with an almost endless supply of cooking inspiration to draw from. 
 
Fragrant and nutritious, Black Chicken Soup acts as a natural tonic with high levels of protein, vitamin B, and acids that are low in saturated fat.
Here is a step by step guide to making this authentic Chinese recipe at home using ingredients found at Box Hill Central’s market place located in the South shopping precinct. 
 
Shopping List: 
 
1 black chicken skinned, removed head and feet (you can ask your local poultry shop to do this for you)
1/2 tablespoon of Hsao Hsing 
Salt and ground white pepper
6 cups of water, half filled in a large pot
20 grams of Ginseng
1 tablespoon of Wolfberries
10 grams of Chinese Angelicae Root 
5 grams of Rhizoma 
6 grams of Liquorice Root
10 gram of Dried Longan 
 
Method: 
1. Boil a pot of water over medium – high heat.
2. When boiled, place chicken and Chinese herbs. Bring to boil again, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 1-1.5 hours.
3. Add rice wine before turning heat off. Stir briefly to combine ingredients and serve hot.