Thursday, 12 December 2013

Simple But Delicious Steamed Chicken


This steamed chicken marinated with Chicken and Scallop Sauce turned out so delicious. I bought 2 chicken legs for lunch and wanted a simple and hassle free recipe for the weekend. What could be simpler than steamed chicken? I marinated the chicken with Chicken and Scallop sauce (just because I had a bottle in the fridge, oyster sauce would do just fine), light soya sauce, thick soya sauce, garlic, ginger, a hint of sesame oil and Chinese cooking wine.


Instead of wrapping the chicken in aluminum foil, I put them into a corningware, covered and placed the dish into the steamer. I covered the dish because I hate having lots of liquid at the end of steaming. I reckon that since it is covered, it would take a longer time to cook so I steamed the chicken for 45 minutes.


After 35 minutes, I turned off the flame and let the chicken cook for another 10 minutes using residual heat (stingy accountant trying to save gas). I was very pleased because the chicken was cooked perfectly. It was tender, juicy and very tasty. Definitely a dish worth repeating in the future.



Simple Steamed Chicken
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients :
- 2 chicken legs, cleaned and pat dry

Marinade :
- 2 tbsp Chicken and Scallop Sauce (or Oyster Sauce)
- 1 tbsp light soya sauce
- 1 tsp thick dark soya sauce (optional)
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 tbsp finely minced ginger
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
- 1 tsp cornstarch

Method :
1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together.
2. Put chicken legs in a mixing bowl and pour in marinade.
3. Coat the chicken with marinade and let stand for 1 hour.
4. Place the marinated chicken legs in a covered heatproof dish and steam over high heat for 45 minutes.
5. Garnish with spring onions and serve.

39 comments:

  1. Interesting! Usually when we steam, it's soup...

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    1. Arthur, this is the easiest way to cook chicken without having to stir or wash the wok!

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  2. Wait! Did I just read "steamed chicken"? The first picture looks like grilled chicken in Hickory BBQ sauce! Looks so good, healthy and yummy.. Yes, steamed chicken is simple. Just marinate and steam. So did you eat two bowls of rice with it?

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    1. Louiz, that's what I thought too, don't look like steamed chicken hee..hee..No, I didn't eat any rice. Just had it with some fried vegetables. But yes, I would have loved to eat it with two bowls of rice!

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  3. Hi Phong Hong! Chicken looks yummy and tempting dear.

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    1. Thanks, Swasthi! It was very delicious and so tender :)

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  4. Hi Phong Hong,

    No wonder you are buying smaller sized pants these days... You must be eating lots of these nice and healthy steamed chicken... That's why!

    Zoe

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    1. Smaller sized pants? How I wish, Zoe! If I keep up with this type of food, perhaps I can lose the extra weight :)

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  5. Phong Hong mu ni rajen nya your chicken dish looks yum yum must taste yum yum too I will try tomorrow

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  6. Hi Phong Hong,
    I assume you must have many many delicious pass me down recipes from your mum or aunties and cooking it sharing it in your blog here. I do notice most of your home cooked dishes are your creation home cooked recipes....and I know most of the recipes already sound so delicious. You are one of the great cook I known in food blogging.

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    1. Mel, aiyo so shy lah! I just try out the food that I have eaten since childhood and they are ordinary but simple and good. Thanks for the compliments as they do motivate me to cook!

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  7. this looks really easy indeed! gonna make this for chicken rice!

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    1. Hi Victoria! I love chicken rice very much!

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  8. Hi PH, steaming is good choice. I believe the gravy must be yummy spread over rice. Serve with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes, hmmmm...something you can't get outside.

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    1. Kimmy, you are right! The gravy was fantastic. I should try your suggestion to serve it with cucumber and tomatoes.

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  9. it sounds easy and so delicious!

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  10. Sounds like a simple and satisfying dinner!

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    1. Yen, it takes minimum preparation and washing up!

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  11. Hi Phong Hong,
    This dish looks delicious! Simple and yummy! My kinda dish, to eat with two plates of rice!

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    1. Joyce, it is my lazy go-to-recipe for weekends when I have no mood to do anything extra hah! hah!

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  12. Hello accountant! :) Love the steamed chicken very much. Well, you're putting your number skills to good use! I do the same too, when recipe calls for a cake in 10 inch tin, i "cleverly" rationed off the ingredients, calculating carefully so that the i can bake the same cake in lesser quantity: e.g.: 7 inch pan. cheerio :) always love your blog.

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    1. Hi SIbu Food Diva! Steaming is always good as it is simple and there is less washing up to do. Strangely, I am not good at converting big recipes to small ones hee..hee...

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  13. Oh what a lovely and simple recipe which looks so amazing! I would love to have this steamed chicken as well.

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    1. Mich, do try this recipe! Simple and fuss free and taste so good.

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  14. looks too good dear....making me hungry!!

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    1. Hah! Hah! GK, I love chicken and steaming is one of my favorite ways to cook it.

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  15. I also have a corningware like yours, but I never use it as a steamer.
    the chicken looks tender and juicy with this simple cooking way ,thanks for sharing ,now I appreciate my useful corningware even more.

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    1. Hi Aunty Young! Corningware is very hardy and can last a lifetime. It retains heat very well too. I should use it more often.

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  16. Looks delicious and goes well with rice!

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  17. oh, i am not aware of that chicken and scallop sauce..in a bottle or jar form like leekk?

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    1. Lena, I bought the sauce from Amway. It comes in a bottle. Very good flavor.

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  18. wow...we want to have this dish right now...looks so nourishing and delicious...a must try thanks for sharing :-)

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    1. Kumars Kitchen, do try this dish! You can play around with the marinade and come up with something of your own.

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  19. Hi Phong Hong, this is truly awesome. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe.

    Have a nice day.

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