Chicken Steamed With Fresh Lemons (Sai Ling Mung Ching Gai)


Food.com
65 mins (prep 35, cooking 30)
16 ingredients
4 servings
This recipe is from Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's "Chinese Chicken Cookbook". There are quite a few chicken plus lemon dishes already on Recipezaar, including Italian (chicken piccata), Indian and Thai. This recipe is quite different, since it is steamed (actually, double steamed, which makes for a very intense, clear broth) ... the ingredient list is imposing, but the process is really easy ... and the flavor is fabulous -- very different from the usual, thickly coated restaurant dish. As Eileen says in her introduction, the translation of the sai ling mung refers to "foreign lemons" because this is designed to use western-style lemons.Added comment (Oct 2008): Thanks to all the reviewers for their comments and photos. First, many of the recipes from Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's book are her remembrances of her family's (especially her aunt's) home cooking in rural China, very traditional ... so modern taste would definitely think about adding to the spectrum of spices used in this recipe. I think she would approve of changes to reflect individual palates. Second, looking at the sodium content of the analysis, I agree that getting 32% of your RDA in one dish is a bit much ... you could reduce the amount of soy sauce, but if you do, you might want to increase either the wine or oyster sauce (or just add water) to maintain the liquid volume ... I'd think first of reducing the 1/2 tsp salt directly and then reducing the soy if I needed more salt removed ....

Categories:  technique , beginner-cook , chicken-breast , poultry , cantonese , <-4-hours , chinese , asian , time-to-make , chicken , easy , main-dish , meat , inexpensive , steam ,
Share on Newzsocial
0

Ingredients

Nutrition

Serving Size (132.24 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 255.14 Calories from Fat 143.73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.97g 98.26%
Saturated Fat 3.58g 71.63%
Trans Fat 0.07g %
Cholesterol 97.52mg 130.03%
Sodium 359.25mg 59.88%
Total Carbohydrate 8.19g 10.92%
Dietary Fiber 0.05 g 0.8%
Sugars 3.07 g %
Protein 19.79g 158.33%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 7.13mg% Iron 0.97mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh lemon juice, fresh lemon, ginger juice, sherry wine, light soy sauce, oyster sauce, white pepper, red bell peppers
 

Comments