This chicken stew recipe in the Chinese tradition, is good for new mothers.
Chicken and ginger is a good pairing according to the chinese. A mild warming combination. Dried chinese mushrooms impart a woody, smoky flavour to the chicken and ginger stew.

Ingredients:
  • 1 free range chicken
  • 10 dried chinese mushrooms
  • 2 stalks of spring onion
  • 2 pieces of old ginger
  • 2 tbsp garlic

Seasonings
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp rice wine
  • Dash of sesame seed oil

Method:
  1. Cut the chicken into sections
  2. Parboil the chicken pieces for about 5 minutes
  3. Soak the dried mushrooms in warm water until they re-hydrate
  4. Score the caps of the mushrooms
  5. Wash and cut the spring onions into smaller sections
  6. Place the chicken pieces, mushrooms, ginger and garlic in a claypot
  7. Add enough water to cover the chicken pieces
  8. Bring the pot to a boil
  9. Lower the heat and cover the pot and simmer for 30 minutes
  10. Add the spring onions and cook for a further 5 minutes
  11. Add the seasonings before serving

Recipe source: Homemade Chinese Soups