Friday, March 22, 2013

Steamed Herbal Chicken Drumlets

As promised, I will post up something before the crazy new school term starts again. I'm actually setting my kids "free" today since it's their last free they are basically doing whatever they want. Playing 24-7. (~.~") Have to keep reminding myself, you only get to be a kid once. :P And because of that, I have some free time now to blog, lol! Today a simple and yet healthy recipes that I am so sure anyone can do it in jiffy! First is Steamed Herbal Chicken Drum-lets. 
This is a dish I have made up to 6-7 times for the last couple months. Because it's yummy and easy! I either change the main ingredient to a whole chicken or white fish fillet. This time I made it slightly simpler by using just chicken drum-lets, which I find it much easier to eat too. :P 

Ingredients for Steamed Herbal Chicken Drumlets: (Serves 4)
12 chicken drumlets, skin removed
6 pieces of dried red date
10 pieces of dried longan
5-6 pieces of Yu Zhu Pian ( 玉竹片)
5-6 pieces of Dang Gui (当归)
2 tbsp Gou Qi (枸杞)

1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil
some white pepper

1 tbsp Shaoxing cooking wine
1/2 tsp salt
  • In a mixing bowl, add in the de-skinned chicken drumlets and all of the marinate ingredients. Mix well and cover to marinate for at least an hour.
  • Give all the herbs a quick rinse. Then in a small bowl, add in all the rest of the herbal ingredients except the Gou Qi (枸杞). Add a cup of water and soak the herbs for 15 minutes, except Gou Qi (枸杞).
  • Meanwhile, set up the steamer. Line your chicken drum-lets in the steamer bowl and pour in the soaked herbs and add the  Gou Qi (枸杞) over the top.
  • Steam at medium high heat for at least 10-15 minutes. If you are using whole chicken, steam at least 20 minutes.
  • Once done, remove from steamer and serve immediately with steam rice. Enjoy!  
Fresh out of the steamer! Yummy! If you are worried that your young child doesn't like the taste, you can add a wee bit sugar to the marinate or seasoning to sweeten it a little. But you know the red dates, gou qi & dried longan makes the dish naturally sweet and yummy already! 

Bare in mind to remove the skin of the poultry so the dish will not turn out greasy. I literally drink the soup just like that, it is so yummy! :) Even my kids find this dish delicious, and that is why I repetitively made it over the last couple months, lol! Plus us woman totally need to eat more tonic food to keep up our health. :)

Okay, gonna keep this a short one, have a great weekend everyone!
Promise will be back soon with a desert and I just fell in love...stay tune. ;)


鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...



Baby Sumo said...

Sounds so healthy leh! With all those Chinese herbs in there.

Honey Bee Sweets said...


lena said...

i will drink the soup too! that's the most delicious, better than eating the chicken! LOL! you have a great weekend too, friend!

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

我也非常喜欢这个,好吃又容易准备 :)

Dumpling Love said...

I love this! So healthy and "ching", and I loooooove herbal things!I made herbal steamed fish last weekend, maybe chicken this weekend? haha. Have a great weekend!

Mich Piece of Cake said...

So delicious. I will drink the soup/sauce and pour over my rice!

Cuisine Paradise said...

This is always one of our comfort food when i have no time to spend in the kitchen :p

Chef and Sommelier said...

Hi Bee! I was the opposite... I was really busy with the kids last few days... cause the holidays was ending for them...

Nice steamed herbal chicken... I could drink the soup off!

Shu Han said...

I tried this the other day, and it was so delicious! And healthy! I felt liek I needed a herbal boost in this bloody cold winter. Thankfully my mum always packs me chinese herbs before I fly, so i have a huge stash, just waiting to be used :) This was great, thanks! x