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Easy Steam Chicken Recipe
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Easy Steam Chicken

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"This steamed chicken is very delicious, and is popular in Southeast Asian countries... normally served with chicken rice. We love it so much. It is very easy to make."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Place chicken and salt in a bowl. Evenly rub salt into chicken. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Rinse chicken and place in a pot fitted with a steamer basket over water. Bring water to a boil, and steam chicken until juices run clear, about 30 minutes.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and cook until tender. Mix in garlic, and cook about 1 minute. Stir in soy sauce and sesame oil, and remove from heat. Scoop over the chicken to serve. Garnish with cilantro.
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  • Note:
  • The sodium amount listed in the nutrition for this recipe does not include the 1 cup salt, much of which will rinsed off in Step 2.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 10, 2010

Was very good. I used chicken stock instead of water and I put whole onions and garlic cloves in the steamer basket to help flavor the meat. I served it withe roasted vegetables and rice. Tasted fantastic!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 05, 2006

Good- just way too salty. Any ideas for brining instead of marinating in just salt? The texture came out great.

Aug 27, 2007

I thought this was pretty good. I omitted the salt completely and just added a pinch of it while it was steaming. What is the point of rubbing it in salt and rinsing, anyway??

Nov 06, 2006

delicious! after reading another review, i was worried that this would be too salty, so i only used 1 1/2 tablespoons of sea salt. very yummy!

Dec 30, 2006

i agree with other comments about the chicken being too salty. i tried brining it with an equal amount of sugar and immersed it in cold water, but it still came out salty for my taste. my husband, who loves his salt, loved it though so i am giving this four stars. this might be good with a little ginger too.

Sep 28, 2005

I am currently living in Asia, and due to the small living spaces there is no room for a full sized oven... I loved this recipe, I find the chicken tases so much more delicious steamed... thanks!

Feb 24, 2011

I used electric steamer for 30 minutes. I used thighs and drums without skin. I had no sesame oil, but it still tasted delicious. Will try again with sesame oil and rate again!

Mar 06, 2009

Good, simple recipe. I skipped marinating in salt completely, and used a thigh and leg piece. Delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 408 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 29.7 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 25.8 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 57193 mg
  • 2288%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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