Steamed Chicken with Salted Soy Beans and Green Chilies

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 4


  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green chilies (Indonesian: cabe hijau besar), thinly sliced diagonally
  • 2 scallion, thinly sliced the white parts and cut into ribbons the green parts
  • Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon salted soy beans (Indonesian: tauco)
  • 1 tablespoon soy/peanut/canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Mix the sauce ingredients together and rub the chicken pieces. Set aside to marinade for 10 minutes.
  2. Prepare a steamer.
  3. In a steam proof bowl/plate, scatter half of the ginger at the bottom, top with drumsticks (include all the marinating sauce), followed by the rest of the ginger, garlic, green chilies, and the white part of the scallions. Steam for 20 minutes.
  4. Garnish with green parts of the scallions, and serve hot with steamed white rice.

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