CALMING CHICKEN AND LOTUS SEED SOUP

The lotus seed and mushrooms will strengthen the Spleen and Kidney which will have a calming impact on the Heart.

Yields1 Serving
 2 chicken thighs or legs, chopped into small pieces
 2 teaspoons of oil
 ¼ cup of flour
 6 cups of boiling water
 6 shitake mushrooms, cut into strips
 handful of lotus seeds
 1 teaspoon of salt
 1 teaspoon of mushroom seasoning
 Splash of wine
 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
 Escarole or other leafy green, chopped
1

If you are using lotus seed, soak them for 5-10 minutes in hot water.

2

Dust the chicken with the flour and set aside.

3

Heat a large pot and add the oil, garlic and ginger. Do not allow them to turn brown.
Next, add the chicken pieces. Allow one side to turn slightly brown.

4

Pour the hot water over the chicken then add the mushrooms, lotus seed and salt.
Lower the flame and cover. Allow to cook covered for 20-30 minutes.

5

Next, add the mushroom seasoning, soy sauce and wine and allow to cook for 5 minutes.
Taste for saltness adjusting to your taste.

6

Add the escarole or other leafy green.
Serve

Ingredients

 2 chicken thighs or legs, chopped into small pieces
 2 teaspoons of oil
 ¼ cup of flour
 6 cups of boiling water
 6 shitake mushrooms, cut into strips
 handful of lotus seeds
 1 teaspoon of salt
 1 teaspoon of mushroom seasoning
 Splash of wine
 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
 Escarole or other leafy green, chopped

Directions

1

If you are using lotus seed, soak them for 5-10 minutes in hot water.

2

Dust the chicken with the flour and set aside.

3

Heat a large pot and add the oil, garlic and ginger. Do not allow them to turn brown.
Next, add the chicken pieces. Allow one side to turn slightly brown.

4

Pour the hot water over the chicken then add the mushrooms, lotus seed and salt.
Lower the flame and cover. Allow to cook covered for 20-30 minutes.

5

Next, add the mushroom seasoning, soy sauce and wine and allow to cook for 5 minutes.
Taste for saltness adjusting to your taste.

6

Add the escarole or other leafy green.
Serve

CALMING CHICKEN AND LOTUS SEED SOUP