Steamed Soy-Marinated Chicken

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, sliced thick
  • 1 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 head savoy cabbage
Directions

Into a large, re-sealable plastic bag add the soy sauce, sesame oil, peanut oil, lime juice, ginger, garlic, and cilantro. Seal the bag and shake it to mix the ingredients. Add the chicken breasts and shake it again. Let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1/2 hour or up to overnight.

Pour about 1-inch of water into a wok and bring it to a boil over high heat. Line the bottom of a bamboo steamer with a layer of cabbage leaves. Place the marinated chicken on top of the leaves. Cover the steamer and put it into the wok. Steam the chicken until it is cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.


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    Too much salt for my taste, a full tablespoon in the first stage was just too much. I'd reduce that to a half, and reduce the soy in the last stage. Other than that, maybe a little more carrot? Something sweet is sorta called for.
    I made this chicken last week. But instead of peanut oil, I used the peanut sauce found in the asian section... mixed all the ingredients in a food processor and marinated overnight... Sooo yummy!
    I chose this for a post marinade after steaming in my Mom's old steamer, I had given her. It really was delicious and savory! Used powdered ginger. Lemon is key. Used Canola oil, instead of Peanut Oil. Great as an entree with white jasmine rice.
    Admitedly I have never steamed chicken before but My little bamboo steamer and I did our best and while the marinade seemed wonderful, the chicken was rubber. Is it just me?
    This dish was very easy to prepare and so yummy!
    AMAZING!! Def try this dish. Some of the most tender and flavorful chicken I have ever had. After making it with a friend, she requested it for he big birthday dinner party, and it was easy to scale up and a huge crowd-pleaser. Have made steamed and baked in the oven - works just as well. Would recommend marinating overnight to maximize flavor.
    This was simple to make and sooo delicious. I never used my bamboo steamer for anything but dim sum and this chicken was moist and excellent flvoring, because of the marinade.
    This meal was so yummy wummy for my tummy. It was easy weasy to maky waky.
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