[Recipe] Steamed Herbal Chicken

May 18, 2020 0 Comments A+ a-

Foodie at Home Challenge
And so, in my last recipe post, I shared about the "Foodie at Home Challenge" that Shopee had for me, i.e. to come up with various dishes using some pre-assigned fresh ingredients purchased from their app.

(PS: As this is a collaboration with Shopee, do look out for my exclusive Shopee Promo Code for you at the end of this recipe!)

3 Dishes, 3 Recipes
The ingredients I had to order online through the Shopee App were fresh pork loin prime ribs, fresh kampong chicken, pumpkin, black fungus, beetroot, asparagus and sake.

In this 3-part series, I am sharing 3 recipes which I came up with using ingredients from Shopee and what I already had in my kitchen:
  1. Japanese-styled Honey-Sake Pork Ribs with Asparagus using Airfryer (recipe here)
  2. Steamed Herbal Chicken (see below), and
  3. Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad with Feta Cheese (recipe here).

Fresh, Reliable, Convenient
Overall, I was impressed by how fresh the ingredients were. Service was reliable and I really love how convenient it was to have all my fresh groceries arrive - with just a few clicks on the app! :)

Steamed Herbal Chicken
This dish is overall very nutritious and an easy 4-step recipe to prepare. As there are various plant-based ingredients (e.g. black fungus, red dates) in this dish as well, I usually just pair this with rice and it makes for a balanced meal.

One of the key ingredients in this dish is Dang Gui (当归). Generally known as a herb beneficial for women as it helps to support and maintain healthy menstrual balance in women, it is generally safe for both genders as it aids in blood circulation. Personally, I find Dang Gui in double-boiled soup a bit too intense for me, so I prefer it cooked in a dish.

The chicken I used is Fresh Anxin Chicken from QQMart. As female chickens are supplied, I found the meat to be overall very tender. Personally, I avoid eating chicken wings as the hormones are usually injected there, but I am glad that Anxin Chickens are free from antibiotics and growth hormones.
Serves 2

140g black fungus*
50g red dates, halved & no seed
40g ginger, sliced
5g dang gui, sliced
2 tsp wolfberries
200g water

2 tb sake*/ Shaoxing wine
2 tbs oyster sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
600g chicken*

*Items available from Shopee (under QQMart or Sake Inn).

1) Soak. 
Soak all (A) ingredients except wolfberries in a bowl.

Tips: Use a bigger bowl as the fungus will expand. You may require more water, depending on your bowl size.

2) Marinate.
Marinate chicken using (B) ingredients for at least 2 hours in the fridge.

3) Lay.
Place the black fungus in a large flat metal dish. Lay chicken above it. Lastly, spread the (A) ingredients above the chicken.

4) Steam.
Steam the chicken over medium-high fire for 45 minutes.

Serve with rice. Enjoy!

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