Monday, July 12, 2010

Eight Precious Decoction (Crock Pot Recipe)

The ingredients of Eight Precious includes Polygoni (首乌), Angelicae Sinensis (当归头), Astragalus (北芪), Codonopsis (党参), Ligusiticum (旱前胡), Radix Paeoniae Alba (白芍), and Radix Rehmaniae Preaparata (熟地黄).

It is a traditional Chinese Medicine commonly used for nourishing the body, improving the blood circulation , replenishing the vital essence and enhance the body resistance to diseases.

The soup can be taken on its own, with rice or with flour vemicelli.

Eight Precious Decoction (Crock Pot Recipe)
serves 2


Half of free range chicken, skinned and cut into 2 pieces
1 packet of Eight Precious Decoction ingredients, rinsed
1 liter water
light soy sauce or salt to taste (optional)


1. Blanch the chicken in boiling water. Drain and set aside.

2. Bring a pot of water to boil. Pour it into inner pot of slow cooker.

3. Add in chicken and Eight Precious ingredients. Simmer under high heat for at least 3 hours.

4. Skim off the scum and oil from the soup surface. Serve hot.


SimpleGirl said...

i love chinese herbs soup, esp with lots of goji berries, i love them!!!

Pam said...

Yum! This has to be delicious! Way to go!

mimid3vils said...

basically i call this herbal soup, 1 of my favorite soup :)

Big Boys Oven said...

wow this is defitely good for health! lovely recipe!

tigerfish said...

So herby full of flavor. Can make herbal chicken/duck mee suah soup.

Priya said...

Very great decoction, sounds interesting..

New Kid on the Blog said...

yummy! yummy!! best to have on a gloomy day. :)

Joanne said...

This sounds so tasty! Definitely healing and soothing.

Madeline said...

It's wonderful to see soup recipes like this one. The know-how of making soup is often with folks like my mom and grandma, but I'm glad with efforts like yours it is being preserved in blogs and cookbooks as well.

vialentino said...

really nice foodie site ur pics and recipe too

Anonymous said...

I like Chinese herbal soups.


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