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)
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.