Chinese Steamed Whole Chicken (Instant Pot Chinese Cooking) Cantonese Steamed Chicken

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But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

A simple and delicious recipe for Lemongrass Steamed Chicken. Lemon grass adds sweet, pungent and lemony flavor to any Asian recipe. Although lemongrass is not very often found in Chinese recipes, I find it adds a lot of subtle flavor to soup stock, stews and other dishes. The Instant Pot made the chicken very tender, with lots of flavor locked in.
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Recipe is below:


1 whole chicken
5 + 2 tablespoons cooking oil
3 stalks lemongrass
2 stalks green onions
6 whole cloves garlic
2 tablespoons sliced ginger
4 to 6 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil

Preheat a wok or pan at medium to high heat. Add cooking oil.
I love to use peanut oil. Add lemongrass, green onion stalks,
gwhole garlic cloves and ginger slices. Sear for 5 to 10 minutes on each side.
put chicken in and sear. Add soy sauce and sesame oil on both sides. Note:
You can use the Instant Pot for this step if you love. Just set the setting for “saute” and “hot”.
I love to use my carbon steel wok for this step because it brings out more flavor.

Oil the bottom of Instant Pot with oil. put metal bracket in the bottom
of the cooking pot. put whole chicken in. Set on high pressure cooking.
Cooking time is 5 minutes per lb. (454 gm) of chicken. Let natural
pressure release 15 to 20 minutes if you love.

Note: The setting was not suppose to be put on stirilize setting, although it worked out fine.
Just high pressure cooking is the proper setting.

Let chicken cool for about 15 minutes. cut chicken into bite size pieces
or larger pieces if you love. Enjoy!

The chicken stock can be used as dipping sauce
or you can use it for soup broth. Stay tuned for my recipe for Chinese
Chicken Noodle Soup.

If you are not using Instant Pot, you can still make this recipe. Use a big pan or cooking pot with a lid. put water in the pan or cooking pot. put chicken in a deep side dish. Cover and steam for 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken.

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