Background and History:
Steam chicken, a staple in many Asian cuisines, has a long history of being a healthy and flavorful method of cooking. This dish’s popularity is attributed to its ability to retain the natural juices and tenderness of the chicken while allowing it to absorb the flavors of various herbs and spices, making it a cherished option in home kitchens.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, julienned
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)
- In a large, deep plate or a steaming dish, place the chicken breasts in a single layer.
- Sprinkle the julienned ginger and minced garlic over the chicken.
- Drizzle the soy sauce and sesame oil evenly.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Fill a large wok or a steamer with water and bring it to a boil.
- Place the plate or dish with the chicken in the steamer and cover.
- Steam the chicken for 20-25 minutes, or until it’s cooked through.
- Sprinkle chopped green onions and fresh cilantro on top.
- Serve your Easy Steam Chicken hot with steamed rice or vegetables.
Nutrition Facts: (Per serving, without rice)
- Calories: 180
- Protein: 30g
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Fat: 6g
- Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 0g
- Customize the dish by adding your favorite herbs or spices.
- Steaming retains the chicken’s natural juices and flavors while keeping it healthy.
- This dish is a great source of lean protein and is suitable for various diets.
Please be cautious of any allergies to specific ingredients, especially soy. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.