Gingered Chicken Soup


A friend was in China and felt stressed and tired. She was offered a gingered chicken soup that re-energized her. Here’s the simple recipe.


2 pounds chicken wings and legs
8 cups of water
1/2 cup rice wine
A few slices of fresh ginger, peeled and lightly smashed


Put the chicken in a large pot. Add water, rice wine and ginger. Bring to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer uncovered for 1 hour and 15 minutes, skimming as necessary. Pour soup through sieve, removing the chicken and ginger. Pour soup into bowls, return the chicken to each and serve immediately.