Chinese Yam Chicken Soup (山药煲鸡汤) is a well known healthy soup in China. It tastes fragrant and fresh, and it’s good for the women who are in lactation period. It is the best choice when you are sick or in the winter.
The methods to braise the soup are quite different in southern and northern China. I like to parboil the meat first and then use high temperature to boil the soup. If you prefer clear soup, just put the head on the really low level.
You have many choices of the vegetables, such as lotus root, dates, etc. You can also replace the chicken with pork ribs, lamb ribs, ham hock or even the whole chicken.