Chicken Essence Steamed Chicken

While chicken essence is great and packed with a whole lot of benefits but I really do not enjoy drinking them straight from the bottle so it was great that I came across this quick and simple recipe which help me to clear them from my larder. The taste after steaming is much nicer with a hint of sweetness from the dates and wolfberries.



  • 2 chicken thighs / drumsticks 0r 3 chicken wings
  • 1 bottle of chicken essence
  • 3-4 pieces of dried mushrooms
  • 7 red dates
  • 1 tbsp of wolfberries
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp hua diao wine
  • 1 pc of ginger grated


  1. Soak dried mushrooms in water to re-hydrate
  2. Trim off fats from chicken and marinate chicken with salt and pepper and hua diao wine for 30 mins.
  3. Cut mushrooms into strips
  4. Place chicken in a steaming dish and place mushrooms, dates and wolfberries on top.
  5. Pour in both chicken marinate and chicken essence.
  6. Steamed for 30 mins or until tender


Recipe from Pinkypiggu



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