Wednesday, February 8, 2012

C2S Cooks: Steamed Chicken with Red Dates

It started snowing during the weekend and the following days brought about butt-cold winds and shivering temperatures. Your body really protests walking around in the cold and after a period of regular bouts of the flu, I decided that I should turn back to eating better by some home cooking

With that in mind, I rummage through the kitchen and decided to make a steamed dish. I decided on steamed chicken with red dates. Steaming is actually really easy and requires little effort.

Slice the meat into pieces, mix it in a few ingredients to marinade. You can use any meat really from chicken to beef to pork etc...

Place it in a steamer and after 20 minutes or so, you have a delicious and healthy dish. I decided to add in some carrots and green beans that I had in my fridge into the mix, you can add any vegetables you fancy as it is really that versatile. 

Pair it with a bowl of rice and indulge!

Steamed Chicken with Red Dates

Prep time: 10 mins
Marinade time: minimum 30 minutes
Cook time: 20 mins
Yield: serves 2
  • 300g chicken meat
  • couple of red dates
  • 2 carrots
  • 100g green beans
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp shao xing wine
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • dashes of white pepper powder
  • Slice the chicken meat into bite size pieces
  • Mix the marinade into the chicken pieces
  • Add in half of the red dates, and mix the marinade well so that it coats the chicken pieces
  • Cover and leave to marinade for at least 30 minutes
  • Add in the remaining red dates and steam over medium heat for approximately 20 minutes
  • Halfway through, add in the carrots and green beans
  • Steam until chicken pieces and vegetables are cooked.


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