Friday, June 26, 2009

Sweet Potato & Chicken Soup 红薯鸡肉汤

Sweet potato and chicken soup is a recipe that I stumbled upon one of the Chinese recipe book. Do you know sweet potato has its magical properties to moisturize skin, to reduce pressure, to slow the aging process, and to improve immunization? Not only that, it also prevents sugar convert into fat. With a little intake of sweet potato, you'll able to fill up your tummy and also to prevent high calories intake. Doesn't that sounds great?

Here's the modified version of the recipe. This was our dinner last night.

Sweet Potato & Chicken Soup
Serves 2


Half of a kampung chicken, chopped into bite size and soak in water
Half of a yellow onion, sliced
250 gm sweet potato, skinned and cut into bite size
2 clove of garlic, chopped
3 slice of ginger
3 tbsp olive oil
1.5 liter water


Dash of pepper
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
Dash of msg (optional)
Sea salt
Light soy sauce to taste


1. Marinate the chicken with dash of pepper and salt. Let it stand for a while.

2. Drain the sweet potato.

3. Head oil in a wok. Saute the garlic, ginger and onion till fragrant. Add in the chicken till cooked.

4. Pour in the potato, add oyster sauce and stir fry to mix well with the other ingredients.

5. Add water to boil. Let the soup simmering under medium heat. Remove scum from the soup surface from time to time.

6. Add some light soy sauce and msg to taste. Off the fire when the water is reduced to half.


worldwindows said...

Sweet potato chicken soup! I bet you use the Japanese variety? Haven't tried using sweet ingredients for a savoury soup. Hmmmm..

Duckie said...

very nice. i used normal potato, then experimented with sweet potato and i loved it!!!

SimpleGirl said...

sweet potato,,,,soup, never tried it b4.....should be sweet.....maybe i should try next time!

Little Inbox said...

worldwindows, Duckie & SimpleGirl, in fact this was my first time using sweet potato for a savoury soup. The natural sweetness from the sweet potato is actually very nice.

cariso said...

I have never tried sweet potato in chicken soup yet! A good try!

Food For Tots said...

For sweet potatoes, we ate the steamed version or sweet potato tong sui. This soup is new to me. Looks interesting!

Dora said...

I must say this is very creative and unique! Most pple use potatoes instead.

Little Inbox said...

Cariso, it tastes quite ok. You can try it out and hope you'll like it.

Food For Tots, me too, just recently read an recipe on this savoury soup, so decided to give it a try.

Elin Chia said...

First time I heard of sweet potato in chicken soup! and can reduce blood pressure and slow aging...I want I want...hehehe slow aging process la of course! :P :P

Will try this out one day...thanks for sharing:)))

Little Inbox said...

Dora, hehe I learned from book.

Elin, No problem :)


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