Saturday, 3 November 2012

Soy Steamed Chicken

I found this recipe on BBC Good Food when I was looking for simple, quick and tasty meals to cook when I was on a bit of a healthy living kick a few years and this ticked all the boxes. 

I haven't cooked it for a while (hence the stock photo above) but I was reminded of it when looking through some old recipes today and I will definitely be cooking this again as we both really enjoyed it and I think it is a perfect family meal as it was suitable for the children. I may even add it to this weeks #mealplanningmonday although to fit in with my low calorie diet I may have to have less rice and chicken and more veg! 

This recipe serves 2.

Soy Steamed Chicken


2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp sunflower oil
small knob of fresh root ginger, grated
3 spring onions, sliced
175g basmati rice
250g prepared veg (broccoli, carrots, green beans)
425ml vegetable stock


Cut the chicken into chunks and mix with the soy, then set aside. Heat the oil in a pan with a well-fitting lid, then add the ginger and onions and fry briefly. Stir in the rice. Add the veg, pour in the stock, then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and cook for 5 mins, then put the chicken on top of the rice and pour over the soy.

Re-cover the pan and cook for a further 12-14 mins until everything is tender.

I have to say at this point, I'm fond of soy sauce and if it doesn't taste quite strong enough I'm guilty of splashing a bit more over the top when serving.  The chicken steams beautifully and it's a very satisfying meal!


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