Thursday, September 3, 2009

Steamed Herbal Chicken

Steamed Herbal Chicken

Just cooked this for dinner. Simply delicious! And it's simple to prepare too! :)
Hubby gave 2 thumbs up :)

Recipe For Steamed Herbal Chicken
half a chicken, chopped into pieces
5 slices of dang gui/ chinese angelica root
1 tbsp wolfberries
5 red dates, remove seeds
2 tbsp oystersauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sesame oil
3 tbsp shaoxing wine

1) Combine all ingredients & marinade for at least 30 mins.
2) Steam at hight heat for 30 mins or until chicken is cooked.
3) Serve immediately.

Functions of the Herbs:
Dang Gui/ Chinese Angelica Root - taste sweet & warm in nature, helps norish & tonify the blood, regulate menstruation, treats pain & soothes the intestines.
NOT recommended for pregnant or lactating women.

Wolfberries - contains iron, calcium & phosphorus. lowers level of blood sugar, improves eyesight, strengthens immune system, anti-aging, norishes the liver & kidney, aids in blodd circulation, balances the blood pressure.

Red Date - sweet & warm, norishes the blood.

Refer to for more information & pics of common herbs used. The link is also included under "Useful Links" on the side bar of my blog.

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