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Steamed Sake Chicken Recipe

Steamed Sake Chicken Recipe

Ingredients :

500 g chicken breast fillets

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/3 cup sake

4 cm fresh ginger, cut into very fine matchsticks


Sauce :

3 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce

1.5 tablespoon mirin

1.5 teaspoons sesame oil

1 scallion, sliced


Garnish :

2 scallions

1/2 small red pepper


Method :

Prick the skin of the chicken in several places with a fork on a shallow dish. Sprinkle with the salt on the skin side. using a bowl, mix the sake, ginger and lemon juice, then pour over the chicken. Cover and place in the fridge to marinade for 1 hour. Line the base of a bamboo steamer with baking paper and arrange the chicken, skin-side up in the steamer. Steam the chicken over boiling water, covered for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, arrange on a serving plate and drizzle over the sauce. Serve warm or cold with the pepper strips by the side and scallions over the top of the chicken.


To make the sauce, combine the mirin, sesame oil, soy sauce and scallions in a small bowl. Mix well.


To make the garnishing, discard the outer layer of the scallions, then cut finely in diagonal shapes. Lay the red pepper on a board and cut into very fine 3 cm strips.


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