2 Ginger Chicken Soup Recipes

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2 ginger chicken soup that are warming stew for new mothers.

Ginger is considered a warming food and is good for new mothers who are deemed to be susceptible to cold. Ginger, sesame seed oil & chicken is a common trio in chinese cooking especially for new mothers.

Recipe 1. Free range chicken stew

This ginger chicken soup is a staple in a new mother's diet in the first month. This first month after birth is also known as the confinement month.

It is a fairly thick soup resembling a chicken stew. People suffering from perpetual cold hands and cold feet can also try this soup to warm up the body.


  • 1/2 free range chicken
  • 20g old ginger
  • 150ml black sesame seed oil
  • 100ml rice wine
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar


  1. Wash and clean the chicken, cut into smaller pieces
  2. Wash and cut the ginger into thin slices
  3. Using a low heat, heat up the sesame seed oil in a wok or a deep frying pan
  4. Add the old ginger slices to the oil and fry lightly
  5. Add the chicken pieces and fry on high heat for about 1 minute to brown chicken
  6. Add the rice wine
  7. When the chicken and wine comes to a boil, add the salt and sugar
  8. Add water if the mixture seems dry
  9. Bring back to a boil, lower hear and simmer for 30 minutes
  10. Remove and serve

Recipe 2. Sesame seed oil chicken soup

This is one of the best winter tonic. The cold weather increases one's appetite. Winter is the time for tonics that are warming and nourishing.

It is very good for cold hands and cold feet.


  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 100g ginger
  • 600ml soup stock
  • 3 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 1 bottle cooking wine
  • 1 tsp rock sugar


  1. Cut the chicken thighs into several pieces
  2. Clean the ginger and slice thinly
  3. Heat the sesame seed oil in a wok, lower the heat and fry the ginger slices till golden brown
  4. Add the chicken pieces and fry till it is nearly cooked
  5. Add the cooking wine and stock and bring it to a boil
  6. Lower the heat and simmer the chicken till it is done
  7. Add the rock sugar and stir to dissolve
  8. Serve

Happy Souping, Phoebe