No Carb Recipe: Cantonese Steamed Chicken

Very similar to Hainanese Chicken, the Cantonese Styled Steamed Chicken is a slightly herbal and sweet tasting steamed chicken.. perfect for a simple night in, if you plan to cook during the week! The great thing about steaming chicken, is that if you steam it long enough, the chicken becomes so soft and tender you can't get enough!


4 chicken thigh pieces, partially deboned
2 large cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp shao xing wine
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp ginger powder
Salt and pepper to taste
4 tbsp water
1 spring onion, sliced


Marinate the chicken with light soy sauce, shao xing wine, sugar, sesame oil, ginger powder, salt and pepper. Place chicken in a heat proof bowl, sprinkle with water and surround with chopped spring onion and mushrooms.

Place bowl into a steamer and steam for approx. 25-30 mins to make sure the chicken is cooked through.

Slice up chicken and serve.


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