The last time I had chicken essence was during the confinement of my second child, the confinement lady made them for me almost alternate day, and although having her, I didn’t have to worry about my daily food, her forgetfulness has left her a mark, litterally. She damaged my well seasoned wok and also left a burn mark on our Ikea kitchen top!

Today, the mark in our kitchen, a dark ring on the kitchen top, still reminds us of her, DAILY, even though my youngest is already three and the half.

When my neighbour started making chicken essence and told me how it has helped her to feel more energised, I thought I’ll start to ‘pou’ (補/get nourished) again as well.

Here is the way the eldest taught us how to make Chicken Essence.

Recipe for Chicken Essence
Make ~3 rice bowl of essence.

You’ll need :
1 kampung or free range chicken
1/4 cup of D.O.M Benedictine (optional)

Method :
1) Cut and skin chicken (the chicken seller can help you with this)

2) Cut off pieces of fat that’s still clinging on the chicken

3) Pound the chicken pieces with a pestle or the back of a clever.
Pound the chicken pieces

4) Arange your double boiler. I didn’t have one so what I did was put a smaller bowl over turned bowl in another bigger bowl (make sure the bowls are heat proof or it may crack during your boiling).

Prepare the double boiler

If you are using D.O.M, pour in the D.O.M into the bigger bowl before you put in the over turned bowl.

D.O.M added

5) Arrange the (pounded) chicken pieces on top of the smaller bowl.

Lay the chicken pieces

6) Cover your double boiler. In my case, I used a flat plate to cover the top of the bigger bowl, and place the bigger bowl in a wok 1/3 filled with water. Cover the wok. Double boil for 3 hrs.

Double boil the chicken

7) The juice or the essence of the chicken will drip into the smaller bowl. You can remove the layer of oil/fat on the surface of the essence and served when it’s warm.

D.O.M Chicken Essence

If this is too much trouble for you, then you can always switch to the chicken essence sold in a bottle, but it doesn’t taste as nice as the one you make at home, or as nutritious.

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48 Responses to “Homemade Chicken Essence”

  1. shoppinghaunts Says:

    mmm….havent drank this since I was in confinement too. That was 3 years ago…I don’t particularly like it though….Do you still make it and drink it now?

  2. melissa Says:

    Now I’m thinking of making this! I’ve been thinking about it all night since I’m so knackered lately. I was just wondering if I don’t have Kampung chicken u think I can use normal chicken?

  3. ZMM Says:

    Dinah,
    I’m still making them. Trying to make it a couple of times a month.

    Melissa,
    Try to get organic or free range chicken. You are drinking the essence, if it’s normal chicken, not sure if you’ll be drinking the ‘hormone’ essence instead. o.O”

  4. melissa Says:

    Thankfully I know where to get organic chicken. I’m hoping to be able to find free range chicken but kampung chicken I think I’ll never be able to find it here! :)

  5. jazzmint Says:

    when double boil u put small fire?

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