My mom always raves about the goodness of black chicken to me. Sweet in taste, neutral in nature (not being warming or cooling), black chicken tonifies and nourishes the Yin of kidney and liver and bring down fevers that are associated with Yin deficiency (养阴退热、补益肝肾). When I did my rare Sunday morning wet market browsing with my mom few days ago, she unhesitatingly grabbed me a whole black chicken to bring back to Penang. With this, I have no excuse of not boiling herbal chicken soup due to not able to snap up one in Penang Lip Sin wet market.
This tonic soup is comforting, nourishing and to top it all, nothing beats the warmth and affection embraced by a great mother!
For this Chinese herbal black chicken soup (药材乌鸡清补汤), you'll need :
1 whole black chicken 乌鸡
Chinese Herbs (quantity as illustrated in photos below) :
yu zhu (Pharmaceutical name : Polygonatum odoratum) 玉竹
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