Also known as jujubes, red dates are widely considered as the "living vitamin pill" by the Chinese. It contains Vitamins B, C, E, P, phosphorus, calcium, iron and more.
Do not overboil.
Remove the ginger from soup before serving instead.
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 free range chicken
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 1 litre fresh milk
  • 5 red dates, cored
  • 5g ginger slices
  • salt to taste

Method:
  1. Cut the chicken into big pieces and parboil.
  2. Place chicken, red dates and ginger in a big soup pot or crockpot
  3. Add the water and milk
  4. Bring everything to a boil
  5. Lower heat quickly, cover and simmer for 2 hours
  6. Add salt to taste and serve

Recipe source: Homemade Chinese Soups