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Traditional Chinese Name: 清雞湯 (qīng jī tāng)

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Coconut and Lotus Seeds in Chicken Soup

Submitted by on September 11, 2010 – 9:59 pm2 Comments | 12,861 views

Soup Name: Coconut and Lotus Seeds in Chicken Soup
Traditional Chinese Name: 椰子蓮子雞湯 (yē zi lián zi jī tāng)
A mildly sweet and smooth chicken soup that is refreshing and easy to drink.  I love eating the coconuts threads and the kids love it too.

What Ingredients are required?

chicken (whole)
20 dried lotus seeds
salt to taste

How do I prepare it?

  1. Start boiling your soup water
  2. Rinse lotus seeds in warm water
  3. Prepare the chicken (see chicken for preparation steps)
  4. In a separate pot, boil water to blanch the chicken
  5. Pre-boil chicken, strain and add chicken to the boiling water of your soup
  6. Open coconut and slice into thin strips (keeping the skin is optional, but it’s quite a bit of work to remove the skin)
  7. Add lotus seeds and coconut to the soup
  8. Boil on high for 30 minutes and reduce to low heat for another 2.5 hours
  9. Serve and enjoy!
  10. As this is a minimalist soup, some may prefer to add a bit of salt (my recommendation – in moderation)

Any benefits?

  • This soup is rich in proteins and helps nourish the lungs
  • The soup is low in fat (remember to remove all the oil on the surface of the soup) and sodium

Any precautions?

  • Try not to eat too much coconut.  The meat is high in saturated fats and eating too much may give you a tummy ache because it’s relatively hard to digest, although it’s great for constipation!
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  • Ice says:

    Hi Madam, Good day to you!
    May i ask whether dried coconut can be use instead of fresh ones?
    Thanks a lot,Ice

  • LadyTong says:

    Dear Ice, I’m not sure the effect of the flavours will be the same. Are the dried ones flavoured at all? either sweet or salty? how are they preserved? You can certainly try and let me know how it goes. I would supplement additional flavours in case the sweetness of the coconut doesn’t pop out – like using corn, carrots, onions. Hope this helps and I’d be interested to here how this turns out! Lisa

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