Samgyetang – Ginseng Chicken Stew

Samgyetang (삼계탕) – A Chicken-Ginseng Stew

Samgyetang is a healthy stew of chicken and ginseng. It is traditionally served during summer to help boost stamina when the heat drains the body of energy.


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 cup of glutinous rice
  • jujubes or asian dates
  • ginseng
  • asian chestnuts
  • whole garlic
  • 1 whole onion
  • green onion
  • whole pepper
  • salt


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  1. Rinse, then soak the rice for at least an hour (overnight if possible)
  2. Clean the chicken, inside and out.
  3. Stuff the chicken cavity with rice, then place in pot. To keep the rice inside, one method is to cut one thigh and insert the other leg through the cut.
  4. Add other ingredients and water.
  5. With a pressure cooker, cook 10~15 minutes. For stovetop, bring to a boil, then cook on low heat for 1~3 hours.
  6. Serve.


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