High Protein Steamed Chicken Recipe
Try our high-protein steamed chicken recipe for a healthy and delicious meal. With tender chicken breasts and flavorful seasonings, it’s a perfect choice for those seeking a protein-rich dish.
High Protein Steamed Chicken Ingredients
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-inch piece of ginger, minced
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish
High Protein Steamed Chicken Instructions
In a small bowl, prepare the marinade by mixing minced garlic, minced ginger, low-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey (or agave nectar), and red pepper flakes.
Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish and season them with salt and pepper.
Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts, ensuring they are well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to infuse.
Prepare your steamer by bringing water to a boil in the bottom pot.
Once the chicken has marinated, place it on a heatproof plate that fits inside your steamer. Pour any remaining marinade over the chicken.
Carefully place the plate with the chicken into the steamer and cover with a lid. Steam for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
Once cooked, remove the chicken from the steamer, and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
Garnish the steamed chicken with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
Macro Nutrient Breakdown (per serving):
- Protein: 30g
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Calories: 220
- Author: Chris
- User rating: 5 stars (of 15 reviews)
- Recipe name: High Protein Steamed Chicken