Chicken Soup

Name: May Chen
Class Year: 2021
Country of Residence: China

Why is this recipe great? What’s its backstory? 

This is the easiest recipe you can find and also very healthy.

Chicken Soup

Serves 1. Takes approx. 45 minutes.


  • 3 Chicken leg bones (no meat)
  • 1 Chicken leg
  • A small bunch of green onions (no need to cut them)
  • 2 or 3 Fresh dates (optional)
  • 2 dried wood mushrooms  (optional)
  • 10 Chinese wolfberries (optional)
  • 2 slices of ginger
  • 1gram salt


Clean the vegetables and knot the green onion. Put all ingredients except the Chinese wolfberries into a pant. Add enough water to cover the chicken. Bring to a quick boil and then bring to a simmer at a low heat. Clean the froth, cover and keep simmering for 35 minutes. After 35 minutes, put in the Chinese wolfberries and add the salt.  Boil for further 5 minutes and serve in a bowl. Done!

May's Chicken Soup


 Traditional recipe – Photos credit to @Yingerhuakai

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