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Mom's Chinese Chicken Soup Recipe

Directions for pressure cooker, slow cooker and stovetop below.
Cooking time varies.
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 3 quarts

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds chicken parts (not liver)
  • 1 stalk green onion
  • 1 big knob of ginge
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • bunch of cilantro stems only
  • salt or fish sauce to taste

Instructions
 

PREP:

  • Clean the chicken parts, trimming excess fat.
  • Thinly slice ginger (no need to peel), peel and smash garlic, cut green onion into 3" pieces.
  • Place all ingredients into a large pot. Fill pot with water to cover ingredients (~14 cups).

COOK IN PRESSURE COOKER:

  • Set pressure cooker to cook under high pressure for 30 minutes. (It will take time to bring up to pressure. Once it is at pressure, cook 30 minutes. Let pressure release naturally or release the steam following manufacturer's instructions)

COOK ON STOVE:

  • Bring pot to boil, then turn heat to low. Cover pot, leaving a little opening (I use a wooden spoon or spatula to prop up lid). Simmer for 2 hours.

COOK IN SLOW COOKER:

  • Set slow cooker to low for 6-8 hours or high 4-6 hours

FOR ALL:

  • When the soup is done, skim the top and discard. Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken parts, ginger, garlic and green onion (discard). Season with salt or fish sauce to taste (start with 1 tablespoon and add more if needed)
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