Steamed Chicken with Red Dates

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Serves: 4


  • 800 gram chicken thigh meat, cut into bite size pieces
  • 50 gram Chinese red dates/jujube, soaked overnight
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt (if your Shaoxing wine contains salt, reduce this to 1 teaspoon)
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced (optional)


  1. Prepare a steamer.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Transfer to a heat (steamer) proof dish, I use an 8" square Pyrex baking dish.
  3. Steam over medium heat for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  4. Remove from the steamer, garnish with thinly sliced scallions (if using), and serve immediately with steamed white rice.

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