Thursday, April 29, 2010

Steamed Chicken with Gravy

A simple and easy dish to prepare for dinner. It's delicious, very tasty and it doesn't take much time to prepare. I like to steam the chicken till well done where you wont find any traces of slightly red or pinkish meat meaning that the meat is slightly undercooked. After steaming, there would be some steaming liquid in the steaming tray, this is the liquid collected from the chicken and very tasty. It is then used to cook the gravy and pour over the chicken. Delicious! Try out this simple, easy and tasty Chinese dish. Enjoy!

Steamed chicken cut to bite-sized pieces

Pour gravy over and enjoy!

Steamed Chicken with Gravy
Ingredients for steaming
half chicken
1 tbsp ginger juice
some salt

Ingredients for the gravy
2 tbsp chopped ginger
2 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp chopped red chilli
2 tbsp chopped spring onion
some cornstarch solution

Method :
To steam chicken :
Clean chicken and put on steaming tray. Rub ginger juice and salt all over chicken half. Steam on high heat about 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Remove chicken and keep aside to cool. Retain liquid from steaming tray. Keep aside. When chicken is cool, cut to bite sized pieces and arrange on a plate.

To prepare the gravy :
Heat about 1 tbsp oil. Saute minced ginger and garlic till fragrant and slightly brown. Add in minced red chilli and stir for a minute. Pour in the liquid retained from above and let it simmer for about 1-2 minutes. Test for saltiness, add salt if necessary. Add in chopped spring onion and some cornstarch solution. Stir and pour gravy over chopped chicken. Serve.