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 cannot deny its nutritional values come as a bonus. Preparing home-cooked meals can be very tedious especially after a long day at work. I am sure many of you out there can relate to this. As such, recipes like this come in handy for it makes cooking a breeze.
It takes around 40 minutes to cook this dish and that is enough time for you to boil some rice and take a shower. Once you are done, the steamed chicken and rice will be ready too, waiting for you to tuck in. There is no reason not to try this power-packed recipe.
Quick tip: Skip shaoxing wine if you do not consume alcohol. In that case you may substitute it with dry sherry.
Marinate the chicken meat with the sauces in (B) overnight or for at least 30 minutes. Do lightly prick the meat to allow it to absorb the marinade. Also, 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 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.