Five-color Chicken Soup (Canh Gà Ngũ Sắc)

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Save Recipe Five-color Chicken Soup
  • 4Servings
  • 20 mPrep Time
  • 40 mCook Time
  • 60 mReady In
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Chicken soup with mushrooms and greens is a healthy dish. The five-color version aims for extra aesthetics representing the harmony of the food. The overpowering tastes are the sweetness and the nutty taste. Adding green peppercorns for spiciness and chrysanthemum greens for bitterness help balance the overall taste well.


Step by step method

  • Marinating chicken

    Marinate the chopped chicken with some granule seasoning, msg, ground black pepper, and pounded shallots.

  • Cooking chiken soup

    In a pot, heat some oil and sautee the minced shallots, then stir-fry the chicken until the flesh shrinks. Add coconut juice and cook on medium heat for about 20 mins. Check if the flesh is soft, then add lotus seeds, lotus roots, water chestnuts, carrots, and sweetcorn and cook for another 10 mins.

  • Seasoning and cooking mushrooms

    Season to taste, then add green peppercorns, straw mushrooms, shiitake, enoki, and cook for another 5 mins. Finally, add reishi mushrooms then turn off the heat.

  • Serving

    Serve on an electric hot pot stove, a side dish of fried/dried noodles, and chrysanthemum greens (for hot pot dipping)

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