Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Weekend Menu #79: Steamed chicken thigh

I used to hate steamed chicken when I were young.  Why? Because it was tasteless and the white skin scared me off.  I thought.

However everything changed as I grew up and away from home for college.  Then I started to pick up on food and became more adventurous.  And I fall in love with steamed chicken.  And I love the skin as well.  And I always prefer steamed chicken than roasted one.

Well, one thing about my kids, they eat breast meats whenever we are having steamed chicken rice.  You know how the breast meats taste like, right?  Breast meat is my least favourite but I am glad that my kids can eat breast meat.

Anyway, this post is not on my kids' eating habit but on this steamed chicken thigh recipe that I enjoy making at home.

Steamed chicken with wolfberries and ginger.  It is simply delicious and easy to cook. 

1 piece chicken thigh, cleaned and pat dry
2 tbsp. Chinese shao xing wine
1 tbsp. light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp. oyster sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
8 slices ginger
about 1 tbsp. wolfberries
Chopped spring onion for garnish

1. Combine the chicken with all the ingredients (except wolfberries and chopped spring onion).
2. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or even better, overnight.
3. Before steaming, sprinkle the wolfberries on top of the chicken.  In high heat, steam the chicken for 15 to 18 minutes or until it is cooked.
4. Garnish with spring onion before serving.


Phong Hong said...

I have always loved steamed chicken. Will try your recipe soon!

suituapui said...

The wolfberries will give the soup a very nice sweet taste. Will always add those in chicken soups.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Will try it out if not lazy...

lina said...

Looks yummy

reana claire said...

I like steamed chicken.. sometimes I put red dates in too.. a bit sweet but I like the combination of salted and sweet.. hahaha.. and yes, I also love the thigh compared to breast meat..

Nancy Chan said...

What a coincidence! Tonight I steamed chicken with wolfberries and ginger and it was only after we had finished dinner, I realized I forgot the wine! Getting real old already! It still tastes great without the wine. Lol!

Libby said...

Oh mine! The taste of this steam chicken must be very heavenly, I love steam chicken and its skin too, I also prefer thigh than breast meat

Libby said...

Seems easy to make, will try it one of these days, do we need to add water?

mun said...

I like to eat steamed food and I like to eat chicken breast best out of all the chicken meat. Good that your children like to eat chicken breast too.

Rose World said...

No need to add water as the chicken will release its juice during steaming. But you could add a little bit if you want more gravy.

Yee Ling said...

This is what I cook when I am out of idea to cook for the kids.

Sharon D said...

Aah..this is so yummy, Rose. I haven't steamed chicken in quite awhile but am feeling inspired now! ^.^