Tonifies Yuan Qi
. Tonifies Spleen Qi and harmonizes the Stomach.
Tonifies Lung Qi and strengthens the Wei (defensive) Qi.
· 1 whole chicken
· 20 g (0.71 oz) ginseng (red) or American ginseng
· 20 pieces jujube (red)
· 30 g (1.1 oz) lycium
· salt, to taste
Makes 4 servings
Remove giblets from cavity of chicken. Wash the chicken thoroughly. Place 10g ginseng, 10 pieces jujube, and 10g lycium inside the chicken.
Place the chicken (breast-side up) in a stock pot. Add 1000cc of water, 10g ginseng, 10 pieces jujube and 20g lycium to the stock pot. Cover the lid and bring to a boil, then reduce to medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken softens. Season with salt to taste. Serve