Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup

Mains
Poultry
Soup

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Servings:

2

It’s a traditional belief in Korea that Sam Gye Tang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup) is the ultimate way to revitalise the body and boost the immunity system.
Apart from the various medicinal benefits, this is a delicious and complete meal on its own! The chicken is infused with the flavours from the ginseng root white the glutinous rice just soaks up all the yummy goodness!
Contrary to popular belief, this is a really simple dish to make. Another wholesome and yummy dish to try out!
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Ingredients

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small chicken (800g-1kg)
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small chicken (800g-1kg)
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fresh Korean ginseng root
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fresh Korean ginseng root
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glutinous rice
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glutinous rice
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cloves
cloves
garlic
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cloves
cloves
garlic
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jujubes
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jujubes
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gingko nuts
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gingko nuts
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litre
litre
water
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litre
litre
water
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tbsp
tbsp
salt plus ½ tsp salt.
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tbsp
tbsp
salt plus ½ tsp salt.
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g
g
spring onions (chopped)
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g
spring onions (chopped)

Dipping salt

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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
black pepper
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tsp
tsp
black pepper
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tsp
tsp
toasted sesame seeds
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tsp
tsp
toasted sesame seeds
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tbsp
tbsp
sesame oil
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tbsp
tbsp
sesame oil

Sweet Sour Dipping Sauce

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tbsp
tbsp
light soya sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
light soya sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
white vinegar
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tbsp
tbsp
white vinegar
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tsp
tsp
honey
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tsp
tsp
honey
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tsp
tsp
toasted sesame seeds
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tsp
tsp
toasted sesame seeds
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yellow onion onion (diced)
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yellow onion onion (diced)
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green chilli (sliced)
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green chilli (sliced)

Steps

1

Wash ¼ cup glutinous rice until the water runs clear. Soak for 1 hour.
Wash ¼ cup glutinous rice until the water runs clear. Soak for 1 hour.
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2

Trim away the wing tips and fat from the chicken.
Trim away the wing tips and fat from the chicken.
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3

Rub 2 tbsp salt all over the skin and cavity of the chicken. Give it a good gentle massage, without breaking the skin. Rinse clean and pat dry.
Rub 2 tbsp salt all over the skin and cavity of the chicken. Give it a good gentle massage, without breaking the skin. Rinse clean and pat dry.
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4

Stuff the chicken with the soaked glutinous rice, 1 fresh Korean ginseng root, 50g soaked glutinous rice, 4 cloves garlic, 2 jujubes and 4 gingko nuts.
Stuff the chicken with the soaked glutinous rice, 1 fresh Korean ginseng root, 50g soaked glutinous rice, 4 cloves garlic, 2 jujubes and 4 gingko nuts.
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5

Place the stuffed chicken into a soup pot that is large enough for it to nestle in.
Place the stuffed chicken into a soup pot that is large enough for it to nestle in.
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6

Add water to cover ¾ of the chicken.
Add water to cover ¾ of the chicken.
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7

Bring to a boil. Season with ½ tsp salt.
Bring to a boil. Season with ½ tsp salt.
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8

Cover, simmer on medium high heat for 30 minutes.
Cover, simmer on medium high heat for 30 minutes.
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9

Turn the heat down, simmer it for another 30 minutes, until the chicken is tender. Once in a while, spoon the broth over the chicken. Top up with more water if it the broth evaporates too much,
Turn the heat down, simmer it for another 30 minutes, until the chicken is tender. Once in a while, spoon the broth over the chicken. Top up with more water if it the broth evaporates too much,
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10

For dipping salt, combine 2 tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, 1½ tbsp sesame oil and ½ tsp toasted sesame seeds.
For dipping salt, combine 2 tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, 1½ tbsp sesame oil and ½ tsp toasted sesame seeds.
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11

For sweet sour dipping sauce, combine 4 tbsp light soya sauce, 2 tbsp white vinegar, 1 tsp honey, 30g diced yellow onion, 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds (crush),1 sliced green chilli.
For sweet sour dipping sauce, combine 4 tbsp light soya sauce, 2 tbsp white vinegar, 1 tsp honey, 30g diced yellow onion, 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds (crush),1 sliced green chilli.
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12

Once the chicken is cooked, season soup to taste.
Once the chicken is cooked, season soup to taste.
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13

Serve immediately with generous sprinkling of chopped spring onions, dipping sauce and dipping salt
Serve immediately with generous sprinkling of chopped spring onions, dipping sauce and dipping salt
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