Micki Meng, Grandma Liu’s Herbal Whole Chicken Soup

(Great for rainy days, colds, or post-partum healing)



  1. Rinse whole chicken thoroughly under hot water following raw chicken handling procedures.
  2. Place chicken (including liver and heart) in large pot and fill with water until the entire chicken is covered.
  3. Peel a ginger root with the edge of a spoon. Cut about five thin slices.
  4. Add ginger and a handful of dried goji berries and dates into the pot.
  5. Cook on high until boiling, then simmer uncovered for 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Add in long lead cabbage in the last 15 minutes before serving (optional).
  7. Add in salt and pepper to taste.