Steamed chicken with goji berries is a healthy and power-packed nutritious dish. Goji berries are known as a superfood for their long list of health benefits while red dates which are added to the dish are known to have 20 times more vitamin C than any other citrus fruit.
Health benefits aside, the main reason I love this dish is because of its simplicity in preparation. I do not deny its nutritional values come as a pleasant bonus. Preparing home-cooked meals can be very tedious especially after a long day at work. I am sure many of you out there may be able to relate to this. As such, recipes like this come in handy for it makes cooking a breeze.
Goji berries which are the main ingredients used are known as super food. They contained lots of health benefits while 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.
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.
Quick tip: Skip 'shaoxing' wine if you do not consume alcohol. You may substitute it with dry sherry.
Marinate the chicken pieces with the sauces in (B) overnight or for at least 30 minutes. Lightly poke the meat to allow it to absorb the marinade. Add a dash of pepper and sugar.
After 30 minutes, add slices of ginger, goji berries and red dates. Mix well and place the chicken pieces on a piece of aluminum foil. Wrap it up and steam for 40 minutes. Optionally, garnish with julienned ginger, scallions or chilies. Serve with white rice.