Steamed Chicken

with Lemongrass

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This tenderly steamed chicken with lemongrass makes it extra aromatic and fragrant!

Let's start cooking!

Marinate chicken with coriander

Step 1- Marinate and stuff chicken

  • In a bowl, mix ginger, minced garlic, chopped coriander, ½ tsp white pepper, ½ tsp black pepper and 1 Tbsp soy sauce. Rub in all of the marinade evenly over the chicken.
  • Place it into the refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours.
    Add more flavor and save time by marinating the chicken the night before
Lemongrass stalk and chicken in a metal tray

Step 2 - Steam chicken

  • Once the chicken is done marinating, lay out 2 lemongrass stalks onto a heatproof dish, then place the whole chicken on top.

  • Steam in the oven on medium steam setting for 45 minutes, otherwise, steam in a pot on high heat filled with water, with the dish on a rack.

    Steaming is one of the healthiest ways to cook food because no additional fat is used.
  • When cooked, remove from heat and transfer to a serving plate.

Pour liquid from bottom of metal tray into a saucepan after steaming

Step 3 - Make sauce

  • Pour liquid from the bottom of the heatproof dish into a saucepan.
  • Season to taste with salt, pepper and soy sauce if needed.
  • Add in ½ tsp cornstarch, mixed with 1 Tbsp water.
  • Bring to a simmer on medium-low heat. Keep stirring until it turns into a nice glaze.
    Adding cornstarch and water to the sauce will thicken it into a gravy

Garnish and Serve!

Steamed chicken in a porcelain plate in a bamboo basket

Drizzle the glaze over the chicken and garnish with 1 finely sliced large red chili, 1 sprig coriander and 4 lime wedges.

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