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Samgyetang, Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup, 삼계탕 (蔘鷄湯)


  • Author: Seonkyoung Longest
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 mins

Description

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Scale

Ingredients

  • 10 cups Cold water
  • 4 Cloves garlic, 2 are smashed, 2 are whole
  • 3 Green onions, 2 cut into halves, 1 chopped for garnish
  • 1 Samgyetang herbal ingredient kit or 1 medium size ginseng root and 3 jujubes
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  • 2 lb. Whole young chicken or 2 cornish hens
  • 1/3 cup Sweet rice, rinsed and soaked in cold water for 1 hour, drained

Dipping Salt
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  • 1Tbs. Sea salt
  • 1 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Toasted sesame seeds, smashed with fingers

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, add water, 2 smashed garlic, 2 green onions that cut into halves and Samgyetang herbal ingredients. Cover, bring it to boil and reduce heat to medium low, simmer for 10 minutes.
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  2. Meanwhile, let’s prepare chicken. Trim some fat on edge of chicken and wing tips with kitchen scissors.
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  3. Stuff chicken with 2 whole garlic cloves and sweet rice. It should be stuffed only 3/4 amount.
    Close openings with skewers or strings.
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  4. Place stuffed chicken into simmering broth with breast side up. Cover, increase heat to high; bring it to boil and reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 1 hour or until chicken is fully cooked and tender.
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  5. Transfer to a serving bowl both chicken and soup. Garnish with chopped green onion and serve with dipping salt.
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To Make Porridge with Leftover Samgyetang
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  1. Take leftover meats from chicken bones and take solid ingredients out from broth. Add 1 cup to 2 cups of cold sweet or stick rice (depending on how much soup’s left..) and simmer for 30 minutes.
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  2. Constantly stirring to prevent a burnt bottom.
    Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped green onion, sesame seeds and sesame oil.
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