3 Ginger Chicken Soup Recipes For Those With Cold Hands and Feet

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3 Ginger Chicken Soup Recipes For Those With Cold Hands and Feet, and especially new mothers. 

Ginger is considered a warming food and is good for new mothers who are deemed to be susceptible to cold. It is commonly paired in large quantity with chicken to create warming dishes. 

Recipe 1. Ginger chicken stew

Enough for 1 or 2

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.


  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 100g ginger
  • 3 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 1 bottle cooking wine
  • 1 tsp rock sugar (optional)
  • Water


  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 sufficient to cover the chicken pieces
  6. Bring to a boil
  7. Lower the heat and simmer the chicken till it is done
  8. If the liquid in the pot is drying up, top up with some hot water
  9. Add the rock sugar and stir to dissolve
  10. Serve

Recipe 2. Free range chicken thigh soup

Enough for 1 or 2

Ginger, sesame seed oil and chicken in a common trio in Chinese cooking. This recipe creates warmth and makes a great winter tonic. It is very good for cold hands and cold feet and new mothers. 


  • 2 free range chicken thighs
  • 20g ginger
  • 1 head of garlic
  • Black sesame seed oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Water


  1. Wash and clean the chicken thighs and cut into smaller pieces
  2. Wash and slice the ginger thinly
  3. Separate the head of garlic into individual cloves. Rinse thoroughly with skin intact
  4. Parboil the chicken pieces, remove and rinse to clean 
  5. Place chicken, ginger and garlic into a sop pot
  6. Add sufficient water to cover the ingredients
  7. Bring to a boil and remove floating bits
  8. Lower the heat and cook for 20 minutes. 
  9. Add salt to preference and a dash of sesame seed oil
  10. Bring the soup back to a boil before serving
  11. All the ingredients can be eaten, it is up to you

Recipe 3: Ginger chicken soup with Chinese mushrooms

The portion here is big. Good for group sharing. 

Use a soup pot, a rice cooker, a slow cooker or the instant pot to make this soup for the whole family. 


  • 1 free range chicken, chopped into pieces
  • 12 Chinese mushrooms (dried or fresh)
  • 4 slices of old ginger
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries
  • 100ml rice wine
  • Water


  1. Soak dried mushrooms with room temperature water until rehydrated. If using fresh mushrooms, just give them a good rinse
  2. There is no need to remove the stems but you can do so with you want
  3. Soak the old ginger in the rice wine
  4. Parboil the chicken pieces. Rinse and drain
  5. Place all the ingredients into a deep soup pot
  6. Add sufficient water to cover all the ingredients
  7. Bring to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer
  8. Cook until chicken is done. I like my chicken really soft and falling off the bones. 
  9. Add the goji berries and cook for a few more minutes or until the berries plump up.
  10. Serve

Happy Souping, Phoebe