Stewed Chicken with Bird's Nest & Sea Cucumber

Stewed chicken-bird's nest-sea cucumber


75 g golden bird’s nest, soaked until soft and stewed
375 g sea cucumber, soaked
1 black – skinned chicken
113 g lean pork
13 g ham
2 slices of ginger
2 tsps wine
4 cups boiling water 

Stewing ingredients :
2 slices of ginger 
2 springs of spring onion
1 tbsp Shaoxing wine
3 cups water


  1. Put sea cucumber into boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Remove, wash and chop into large pieces.

  2. Bring stewing ingredients to the boil, add sea cucumber and stew for a while, remove and drain.

  3. Remove innards and fat of chicken and wash. Parboil, rinse and drain chicken together with lean pork. Soak ham in warm water for a while and slice.

  4. Place chicken, lean pork, sea cucumber and ham in a stewing pot. 
    Add ginger, wine and boiling water and cover. Stew over high heat for 30 minutes, reduce to low heat and stew for 2 more hours. Add golden bird’s nest and stew for 10 minutes. Dish up in stewing pot and season with salt. Serve.
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