Steamed chicken

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Recipe review

Super easy

5/5 A really simple way to cook chicken and great for experiments. I tried a little mint and it was fab. Only a few leaves though. The Judge

Steamed chicken
Steamed chicken
Calories per serving:185
Ready in:35 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:3rd November 2012

A very healthy and simple way to cook boneless chicken pieces that retains moisture with no added fat. An ideal way to prepare chicken for salads, sandwiches and picnics.

Why not try jointing your first chicken for this recipe?


Printable 🛒 shopping list & 👩‍🍳 method for this recipe


  1. Arrange the herbs and the onion pieces in the base of steamer compartment
  2. Lay the chicken breasts over the herbs
  3. Place 1 sheet of tin-foil over the chicken
  4. Fill the lower compartment with boiling water and return to the boil
  5. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until the chicken is properly cooked
  6. Don't allow it to boil dry!
  7. Discard all but the chicken once cooked

Serving suggestions

Serve hot or cold. Store the cold cooked chicken in a Lock and Lock-type container and refrigerate and you will have moist tender chicken for the next few days.


This works just as well with a conventional bamboo Chinese steamer, just ensure that it is washed properly afterwards.

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