Basic Chinese Steamed Chicken

Basic Chinese Steamed Chicken


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About this recipe: This recipe takes some of the most basic ingredients, to create the most tender chicken dish. Chicken legs are steamed, cooled, de-boned and served with a ginger and spring onion sauce.


Serves: 4 

  • 6 whole chicken legs, cut into drumsticks and thighs
  • salt, as needed
  • 3 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • Sauce
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 slices fresh ginger, finely chopped

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Massage some salt into the chicken and let marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Place the ginger slices and garlic on the bottom of a dish, top with the chicken, then scatter with spring onions.
  3. Steam the chicken for 30 minutes over high heat or until cooked through. Allow the chicken to cool a little, before putting them into a sealable plastic bag. Drop the whole bag into ice water and allow the chicken to cool completely.
  4. De-bone the chicken, then slice evenly the meat with its attached skin. Shred the remaining chicken meat by hand.
  5. Arrange the shredded chicken on the the bottom of a serving dish, then arrange the sliced chicken on top.
  6. In a small bowl, make the sauce by mixing together the spring onions, oil, salt and finely chopped ginger. Serve with the chicken. Serve everything hot.

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