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Steamed Chicken with Goji Berries

Meat
Category
Meat

Easy
Difficulty
Easy

Total Time
Total Time
Prep 10 M / Cook 40 M

Servings
Yield
2 Servings

Grace Teo
Grace Teo   thegraceteo
Published on October 17, 2014

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Ingredients

0.5 tbsp
shaoxing wine  
1 tsp
sesame oil
0.5 tbsp
oyster sauce
0.5 tbsp
light soy sauce
160 g
chicken meat
0.25 tsp
pepper
0.25 tsp
sugar
1.5 cm
ginger
1 tbsp
goji berries
5
red dates  

Background

Steamed chicken is a healthy and simple way to cook chicken. Adding goji berries to the dish makes it really nutritious. They contain lots of health benefits. Meanwhile, red dates which has 20 times more Vitamin C than any citrus fruits are added to the dish for some natural sweetness. This combination of nutrients would boost your energy after a tiring day at work.

Is steamed chicken good?

Of course, steamed chicken is the healthiest way to cook chicken. Through steaming, chicken is kept moist and it does not lose its natural flavours too. It is also possible to steam chicken without any oil or salt. That way, no extra calories are needed to be added to the dish.

How do you steam chicken?

Besides using an electronic steamer, you can also steam chicken in a pan, pot or wok as long as the plate fits into it. All you need to do is to boil water in the pan and when it begins boiling, place room temperature plate (with chicken) into the pan with the lid on. Reduce heat to the minimum and let steam from simmering water cook chicken.

Fast and easy chicken marinade for steaming

An easy marinade to steam chicken is made out of shaoxing wine, sesame oil, oyster sauce and light soy sauce. Marinade the sauces with chunks of chicken breast or drumsticks and it's ready to steam.

Steamed chicken with mushroom and vegetables

This steamed chicken with goji berries recipe goes really well with shiitake mushroom or enoki mushrooms. Simply add them to the dish before steaming. Blanced vegetables like pok choi and Chinese flowering cabbage (choy sum) is another dish I enjoy adding after steaming. The gravy fits the vegetables perfectly.

Halal steamed chicken with goji berries

Shaoxing wine is added for its sweetness. Skip Shaoxing wine if you do not consume alcohol.

It takes around 40 minutes to whip up this dish and that is enough time for you to cook some rice and take a shower. Once you are done, the steamed chicken and rice would be ready too, waiting for you to tuck in. There is no reason not to try this nutritious and delicious recipe.

Steps

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Step 1/2

  • 0.5 tbsp shaoxing wine  
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 0.5 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 0.5 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 160 g chicken meat
  • 0.25 tsp pepper
  • 0.25 tsp sugar

Marinate the chicken pieces with Shaoxing wine, sesame oil, oyster sauce and light soy sauce for at least 30 minutes. Lightly poke the meat to allow it to absorb the marinade. Add a dash of pepper and sugar.

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Step 2/2

  • 1.5 cm ginger
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • 5 red dates  

After marinating, add slices of ginger, goji berries and red dates. Mix well and place the chicken pieces on a piece of aluminium foil. Wrap it up and steam for 40 minutes. Optionally, garnish with julienned ginger, scallions or chillies. Serve with white rice.

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