A nice light crunchy chicken soup with fresh Chinese yam and arrowroot

It is important NOT to cook the ingredients in vigorously boiling water.


Ingredients:
  • 2 pieces of tender chicken breasts
  • 150g fresh Chinese yam (shan yao)
  • 1 slice of ginger
  • 150g carrot
  • 300g fresh arrowroot (fen ge)

Seasonings
  • 2 tsp cornstarch or arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp of soy sauce

Soup base
  • 2 liters of water
  • 3 bouillon cubes

Garnish
  • 1 stalk of coriander

Method:
  1. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces
  2. Marinate with soy sauce and cornstarch
  3. Peel the fresh yam and cut into bite-sized pieces
  4. Peel the carrot and cut into bite-sized pieces
  5. Peel the arrowroot and cut into bite-sized pieces
  6. Bring water to a boil and add the bouillon cubes
  7. Add the Chinese yam, ginger, carrot, arrowroot into the stock
  8. Cook for about 5 minutes and add the chicken pieces
  9. Simmer on low heat for about 1 hour
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve
Recipe source: Homemade Chinese Soups