Chicken Soup With Blaze Mushroom and Chestnuts
1 fresh chicken
50g blaze mushroom, soak briefly
2 carrots, sliced
200g shelled chestnut
15g apricot kernel
3 candied dates
1 dried tangerine peel, soaked and remove pith
about 2L boiling water
salt to taste
1)Boil a pot of water. Blanch chicken for about 8 minutes. Remove and clean.
2)Place the chicken, blaze mushroom, carrots, chestnut, apricot kernels, dates and dried tangerine peel into the stewing pot.
3) Fill with boiling water and cover with lid.
4) Place in preheated 100˚C steam oven, steam for about 2 hours.
5)Add salt to taste and serve.
The chicken must be blanched before stewing. This procedure keeps the soup clear.