Recipe For Chicken In A Mushroom Broth

I have recently learnt that the Chinese traditions teach that mushrooms are natures remedy for a cold. In Jewish tradition chicken soup is the cure for all ills. Melding the two traditions together I came up with this nutritious broth to be served with chicken. Modern science has proved that both mushrooms and chicken are good natural remedies.  Mushrooms contain both Vitamin C and Zinc as well as Vitamin B1; B2; B3 and B5. They contain the minerals Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium and Calcium. So, all in all these are a healthy nutritious ingredient. Chicken is known as nature’s antibiotic and the best way to get all the goodness is to chew on the bones! This is the one thing I love to do – a learnt behaviour from my Dad, and something Dave does not do. So I get double the pleasure when I make roast chicken for dinner. In fact, I would rather get served the carcass than any other part of the chicken as I love picking off all the soft meat and gnawing away.

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Chicken In A Mushroom Broth

All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 500 mls chicken stock
  • 4 chicken pieces
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to seasoning
  • 25 g dried porcini mushrooms
  • 2 cobs corn corn taking off the cob
  • 2.5 cm root ginger julienned


  • preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • bring the stock to the boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer
  • season the chicken and cook in the oven for 40 minutes
  • use 2 ladles of the stock to rehydrate the mushrooms for 20 minutes
  • add the corn to the stock
  • add the mushrooms and the poaching liquid to the stock
  • add the ginger to the stock for the last 5 minutes of the chicken’s cooking time

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  1. Shame, I can just imagine Molly and Patch staring at you while you eat the bones, think ‘Shouldn’t that be ours?’ Friday greets to Dave.

  2. Lol at the bone chewing, I have sister’s who still chew them bones, hehe!
    As for ostrich, I don’t like because it used to have some smell we couldn’t get used to, so different. We used to buy the mince from pick n pay:-(

  3. That explains why Pete and I never got sick on the island – we ate chicken 95% of the time (meat was way too expensive). Mushrooms are always in my fridge too.
    Like Cindy, I also thought about your pups watching while you eat “their” bones.
    Have a happy weekend.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  4. Poor Puppies! 🙂
    I think I should try and whip up a batch of chicken soup…tired of being sick. Cant remember how many times I’ve been on antibiotics the past year!!
    Have a great weekend!! xxx

  5. I prefer the dark meat and the bones too. Trouble is Big Man does too so we have to fight over it! This looks like a lovely soup and the mushrooms must add an intense flavour.

  6. Man, I wish I had found this earlier…I have two “SUPER-CHICKEN” leg quarters marinating in Lime Juice/Olive oil in the fridge, but now I want it this way. They must be feeding a LOT of steroids to the chickens these days, cause the last few bags of quarters I’ve bought contained Fog horn leghorn’s whole family. These things are HUGE!!!
    Well, there’s always next time on this recipe…I love mushroom sauce, but as I used the last of my shitakis in omelets, and would have to make a trip to the market…I’ll have to wait.
    God Bless You

  7. Chicken & mushrooms – a perfect combination – gorgeous recipe, T!!

    My sister likes to chew the bones til there’s hardly anything left…I only eat the dark meat, and never chew a bone!!! But never give the bones to your dogs.

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