5 from 6 votes
Chinese Steamed Chicken Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Easy and healthy Chinese steamed chicken recipe with a savory dipping sauce.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, steamed
Servings: 2
Calories: 445 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • Half of a whole chicken , around 1 and 1/2 pound
  • 1 tbsp. ginger shreds
  • 1 tbsp. green onion shreds , white part
Marinating sauce
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Chinese cooking wine
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Dip sauce
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp. chopped green onions
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  1. Clean the chicken and then spread the marinating sauce evenly on both sides.
  2. Lay ginger shreds and green onion shreds over to marinate at least 30 minutes. Then place in your steamer. I am using the steamer of my electric rice cooker. If you are using a steamer with wok or pot, steam with high fire around 20 to 30 minutes until soft (or you can easily insert a chop sticker in). Transfer out and cut into chunks of your favorite size. Decorate with green onions.
Dipping sauce
  1. In a sauce pan, heat up 1 tablespoon sesame oil and stir fry chopped garlic and green onion until aroma. And then add oyster sauce, light soy sauce and water. Mix well and bring all the content to a boiling. Transfer to dipping bowl and cool down a little bit.
  2. Serve steamed chicken with dipping sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Chinese Steamed Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 1624mg 68%
Potassium 379mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 7.5%
Vitamin C 7.5%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.