Herbal Emperor Chicken
Sharing the good stuff. A simple and healthy Herbal Emperor Chicken Recipe from us to you. Deliciously tender because it's steamed for 2 hours and the meat falls right off the bones!
Servings Prep Time
4 to 5pax 10hours
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4 to 5pax 10hours
Cook Time
  • 1 chickenweigh about 1.2 - 1.5kg
  • 500ml water
  • 1tbsp salt
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tbsp white pepper
  • 24g huai shanRadix Dioscoreae Oppositae (淮山)
  • 18g dang shenCodonopsis Pilosulae ( 党参)
  • 16g yu zhuSolomon's Seal Rhizome (玉竹)
  • 22g long yan ganDried Longan (龙眼干)
  • 10g gou qi ziWolfberries (枸杞子)
  • 6pcs hong zaoRed Dates (红枣)
  • 3g chuan gongSzechwan Lovage Rhizome (川芎)
  • 5g tang guiAngelica Sinensis (当归)
  • 15g bei qiAstragalus Membranaceus (北芪)
Step 1: Marinate the chicken
  1. Rub soy sauce, salt and pepper evenly on the surface of the chicken. Set aside.
Step 2: Steam the herbs
  1. Place the herbs and water in a heat-proof bowl. Steam for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from wok and set aside to cool.
Step 3: Steam the chicken & serve
  1. Lay a layer of heavy-duty foil on the steam rack and a layer of baking paper over it.
  2. Place the chicken in the middle of the baking paper. Pour the herbs and water over it.
  3. Stuff half of the herbs into the chicken’s cavity. Seal the foil and steam the chicken for 2 hours.
  4. Once it is cooked through, unseal. Season the chicken essence with salt or soy sauce for taste. Serve immediately.