Easy Yummy Steamed Soy Sauce Chicken
Good evening, dear friends 😀
The Chinese New Year festival is just under one month away and I have started the massive decluttering and cleaning of my house……well, I am starting slowly now but the momentum will build up speed especially the one week before Chinese New Year on 07 February, 2007. As such, I like to keep my cooking simple and less time consuming so that time can be spent elsewhere getting my house ready. 😉
This recipe was taught to me by my sister-in-law when I was just a kid, and although it looks so simple to prepare, it is really tasty and my family just love this dish. I hope you will try this recipe when you don’t really feel like spending too much time in front of the stove. Do let me know how it turns out if you do. 😀
3 whole chicken legs, cleaned and pat dry with paper kitchen towels
5 shallots – peeled and sliced thinly
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tbsps dark (thick) soy sauce
2 tbsps oyster sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp pepper
1 tsp salt
2 tbsps sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1) Marinate chicken legs with all the ingredients for at least 2 – 3 hours, be sure to rub the marinade into chicken for about 3 minutes. This will make the chicken very tender and juicy.
2) Place chicken in a heatproof dish. Give the marinade a good stir to distribute the cornstarch evenly. Steam over high heat in wok or steamer for 10 minutes. Lower heat to medium low for about 20 minutes. Turn off the fire and leave chicken in wok for another 20 minutes or so.
3) Remove chicken from wok and let cool for about 15 minutes before cutting.
4) Serve the steamed soy sauce chicken in a plate with some cucumber slices and a dish of chili sauce on the side.
5) Spoon some of the gravy over the chicken pieces, and serve the remaining of the gravy in a bowl, to be mixed with hot steamed rice……mmmmm, yummy! 😀