Steamed Chicken Recipe

This simple steamed chicken is the answer to your weeknight dinner dilemma.

This simple steamed chicken recipe is good for quick dinners or days when you need something fuss-free or comforting to munch on. 

Steamed Chicken Recipe

Roselle Miranda
This simple steamed chicken is the answer to your weeknight dinner dilemma.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4


Steamed Chicken Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast fillets halved
  • 2 chicken leg quarters halved
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chinese wine
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/4 Cup ginger grated
  • 3/4 Cup canola oil
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • Toss chicken in soy sauce, Chinese wine, sesame oil, and water in a large bowl. Marinate and chill overnight.
  • Make sauces: Mix ginger, canola oil, and enough salt to season. Set aside. Mix soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  • Bring steamer to a simmer according to manufacturer’s instructions. Drain chicken from marinade. Steam until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Use a spatula to lift chicken from steamer. Transfer to a cutting board.
  • Serve immediately sauces. Recipe originally published in the August 2016 issue of Good Housekeeping.
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