"Good health begins with healthy diet"
The chinese herbs have been used in cooking for thousand of years. There are over three hundreds of different kind of herbs and they are believed to have great health benefits of building and strengthening the body. Some herbs might be very strong in smell and bitter in taste. However, over the years I have learned to appreciate them very much.
The herbs that were used in this recipe are pretty common and easy to find in any asian grocery. This might be one of the easiest way to use the chinese herbs in cooking. I get this recipe from my sister.
All you need to do is put everything on a steaming plate and steam it. Healthy and yummy at the same time!
Some believes the wolfberries are perhaps the most nutritionally-rich fruit on the planet.
Red dates are believed to alleviate stress.
Dang Gui (Dong Quai)is believed to promote hormonal balance
Tong Sum (Dan Sheng) is believe to stimulate immune system
Steamed Chinese Herbal Chicken
- A handful of Wolfberries
- A handful of Red Dates
- A handful of Dang Gui
- A handful of Tong Sum (this is optional, I put it cause I have some sitting in the fridge)
- Chicken drumsticks (chopped into half)
- Sesame oil
- Cooking wine ( I used Shao Xing)
- Soya sauce
1) Marinate chicken with seasoning sauce for at least 20 minutes
2) Place chicken drumsticks on a steaming plate (make sure plate is not too flat, as we wanna keep the juice from the steaming). Scatter the chinese herbs evenly on top of the chicken. Add more seasoning if you want.
3) Cover the plate with aluminum foil, you can double the aluminium foil so it's stronger.
4) Leave to steam for 45 minutes to 1 hour, so chicken is cooked and tender.
5) Once is done, becareful the hot steam when opening the aluminium foil.
7) Served warm with steamed rice.