Chicken essence originated from the Ming Dynasty. It is known as a powerful health tonic which helped the emperor recover from his mental fatigue. So it comes to no surprise that the Chinese consume chicken essence whenever they feel fatigued.
There were a few times (about 10 years ago) where we bought the Brand's Chicken Essence to drink. But commercialized food can never win over home-made food!
Chicken essence is basically 100% juice from the chicken which is extracted using the double-boil method. Some people use a smaller pot in a bigger pot.
I bought a double boiler to do this.
1. 1 small free-range and antibiotic-free chicken (skin removed) (cut into 4 parts)
|There's a drainer in it.|
|Place chicken on top of drainer.|
|Cover it and then add water to the level indicated.|
|The rice home-made chicken essence.|
Click on LINK to read on a study which was done on the benefits of consuming chicken essence.