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CNY Food – Chinese Steamed Chicken

Chinese New Year is only a few weeks away, February 8, 2016! It is the Year of the Monkey, according to Chinese zodiac. There are myriad of treats lined up for this special occasion. Chinese Steamed Chicken is one such delicacy that is relished during the festive season.

CNY Food – Chinese Steamed Chicken

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Steaming is a very popular cooking technique employed in Chinese kitchens. It is considered a healthy cooking method which can be used to cook almost all kinds of food.

Utilising some basic Asian ingredients, this chicken recipe creates an utterly delicious and tender chicken dish. Steamed Chicken is great for late-night family meals. The chicken is steamed, cooled and deboned after which it undergoes further cooking.

Chinese Steamed Chicken

Image Courtesy: stu_spivack used under the Creative Commons Licence

The surprise zest in this dish comes from the ginger and green onion, that go into it. Other ingredients include dried black mushrooms, which make for a great addition. Steamed in a lotus leaf, steamed chicken tastes amazing. The lotus leaf preparation is uncommon, but it is easy and convenient that produces a deeply scented and flavourful chicken dish. In the Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, the steamed chicken is directly served as the natural taste of quality chicken is retained, and this is highly appreciated by the people of this region.

Every preparation is unique and appetising in its own way. But nothing can replace the authentic flavours, which is why we highly recommend you to try this speciality in China during the extravagant Chinese New Year festivities.

Check out our steamed chicken curry cake and steamed coral cod with goji berries recipes for a fabulous reunion meal.

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