My poor little baby is sick this week. She has been coughing and having running nose so I though that making her some chicken soup will make her feel better. There are so many different ways to make Chinese Watermelon and Chicken Soup. I chose the most simple way and used just a few natural ingredients because this is the best for a sick baby. Chicken soup is always recommended when babies (8 months and older) get sick. Chinese people like to use watermelon when making chicken soup because watermelon has a lot of fluid and vitamins and it calms your body down. My daughter loved this soup and I have been feeding her a small bowl after every meal for the last few days and she seems to be feeling much better today, has been coughing less and is sleeping more soundly.
- 1 small sized watermelon (about 1lb)
- 1 whole chicken
- 1 oz sliced ginger
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 liter water
- Peel the skin off the chicken. Cut the watermelon into small cubes and peel the green part off the skin (keep the white part).
- In a large soup pot, add chicken, watermelon, ginger and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and then use a soup strainer to strain all the dark bubbles on top of the water. Reduce the heat to the lowest and cook for 3 hours, add salt. Now you are done!