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Chinese Steamed Chicken + Video

Chinese steamed chicken is a flavorful meal, made with wholesome ingredients. Make this recipe for juicy, steamed lemon ginger chicken!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Kevin

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken (breast or thigh meat, See Note 1)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (See Note 2)
  • 2 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon fresh ginger paste (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Set aside. Start the steamed rice, this should take 20 minutes.
  • With a potato peeler, remove the lemon peels in strips, making sure not to take the white, bitter rind and set aside. Juice the lemons. Chop the rinsed cilantro (reserve a ¼ cup for garnish)
  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the lemon juice, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, vegetable oil, vinegar, ginger, sesame oil, salt, white pepper and cornstarch. Mix well, then add lemon peel strips.
  • Add the cilantro to the bowl along with the chopped chicken. Toss to coat and let marinate for 20 minutes, covered.
  • Place the chicken mixture in a heat-proof dish and place in steamer. I use a bamboo steamer that can be stacked and the vegetables (optional) placed in the other (See Note 3). Steam the chicken for 15 minutes, or until the chicken turns white and sauce thickens, stir occasionally.
  • Remove the lemon peel strips. Serve chicken and sauce over steamed rice with vegetables of your choice and sprinkle the remaining chopped cilantro over chicken.

Video

Notes

  1. Feel free to use thigh meat, 10 chicken tenders or 4 boneless chicken breasts.
  2. Freshly squeezed, about 2 medium lemons.
  3. Wooden steamers can be purchased from an Asian market or online.

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 868mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg