A very easy, simple soy sauce chicken that I prepared for One Dish Meal. Taste-wise is delicious and suitable for all ages. You can cut up the chicken whole legs to serve or serve whole for each one. If you like a smaller portion, then feel free to use a mixture of chicken breast, thighs or drumsticks or wings. It is okay. Yo need not have to chop up before serving.
Great to serve with rice and some sweet, sourish chilli sauce. Awesome meal in the comfort of your home.😋😋😋
3 pieces chicken whole legs with skin on but fats removed - make a few slits on the meat side
1 thumb size ginger - smashed
1 stalk spring onions - cut long sections and bruised
2-3 tbsp light soy sauce [good quality ones that is not too salty]
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp cooking wine
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp white pepper powder
1 tsp sesame seed oil
Steamed chicken sauce, 1 tsp Mei Kuei Lu Wine, a small piece rock sugar
Some cut spring onions for garnishing
- Clean chicken pieces by massaging with some cornstarch. Rinsed well and pat dry. Make 1-2 slits on the meat side [chicken whole legs].
- Add ginger, spring onions and marinade. Mix the ingredients by massaging them with the chicken pieces. Marinate for at least 2 hours or longer in the fridge if you have the time.
- Before steaming, remove from fridge, leave for 15-20 minutes to near room temperature.
- Arrange the chicken pieces in a single layer on a steaming plate with the marinade. Bring water to boil in the steamer.
- Steam over high heat for 5-7 minutes, then reduce heat to medium low and continue to steam for 5-7 minutes [especially if steaming large size chicken pieces]. Poke the thickest part with chopstick to test if chicken is cooked through. If water comes out clear, the meat is cooked.
- Remove steamed chicken pieces on serving platter. Pour steaming sauce into a saucepan, add in wine and rock sugar. Bring to boil until bubbly and sauce is slight thick. Strain over steamed chicken pieces. Garmish with spring onions.
- Serve with rice, chilli sauce and some sliced cucumber or salad or a vegetable soup [if preferred].