6 to 8and any leftover chicken can be used for one of the cold salads.
By Irene Kuo
This simmered soup gives you a very well cooked whole chicken and a broth that has been lightened by the subtle taste and aroma of dried black mushrooms. The touch of ground Szechuan peppercorns in the dip sauce gives this essentially delicate chicken just the right amount of exotic spiciness.
The parboiling of the chicken not only seals in the flavor but also prevents an initial cloudy residue, thus making the broth very clear.
This is a substantial eating-soup. Serve the c