A quick, tender in texture with tasty aroma of sesame oil and lemongrass steamed chicken…
Steaming is really a very common cooking style in Chinese kitchen , and steamed chicken without a steamer is now so popular as we use a pot …a cast iron pot , or Le Creuset casserole instead. The heat retention in a Le Creuset pot is excellent for most recipes and let”s try steaming chicken this time by simply just place the meat onto the pot and cook instantly without water or with any sauce .
What could be better than a comforting plate of steamed chicken ready on your dinner table with tasty aroma of sesame oil done in 30 mins ?
Don”t you think this is great ?
1- a whole chicken (1 1/2… 2 pounds ) cut into half, clean and dry.
2- 1 stalk lemongrass , a small piece ginger peeled and 1/2 stalk leek all shredded .
– 1 head garlic diced
3- lightly spray canola oil cooking spray onto the pot…
1- rub 2 tbsp of sea salt and sesame oil all over chicken evenly .
2- place few shredded ginger, leek onto the pot.
3- place chicken onto the pot …
4- top few shredded ginger , leek and lemongrass on the chicken..
5- cover pot, turn to high and cook 5 mins..then turn to low heat and leave to cook for 10 mins.
6- turn off the heat and rest 5 mins , done and take out the meat…
* set aside and cool a bit before chop to favorite size.
7- heat up the pot with the left over juice , add remaining shredded ginger, leek , lemongrass
and garlic , saute with extra 1 tbsp of sesame oil till fragrant …..
8- pour above over the chopped meat , done and serve with rice as desired.
* Enjoy !