Thursday, March 10, 2011

西瓜燉雞/Watermelon and Chicken Soup

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
  1. Peel the skin off the chicken.  Cut the watermelon into small cubes and peel the green part off the skin (keep the white part).
  2. 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!  


  1. What a GOOD MOMMY you are, Kelly, instead of running to the pharmacy and filling your little one with who-knows-what commercial ingredients!! Lucky for BOTH of you (and hubby, too) that you have the background and knowledge to pass along to her -- and, the rest of us fortunate to have "stumbled upon" your blog!! It is not only BEAUTIFUL but EDUCATIONAL, so "Well Done"!!

  2. Thank you for all of your wonderful and encouraging comments. I try my best to update my blog everyday. Keep visiting and thanks so much!