This recipe is the essence of simplicity: steamed, tender chicken with hints of cilantro and ginger, served with spicy dipping sauces. What's more, this healthful dish requires minimal preparation and supervision while it cooks.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stuff the cavity of the chicken with cilantro and ginger. Truss chicken, and place it in a large heatproof bowl.

  • Line a very large pot with a rack. Add about 6 inches of hot water. Place the bowl with the chicken into the pot; the water should come about halfway up the sides of the bowl. Add enough cold water to the bowl to cover the chicken.

  • Cover pot, place over high heat, and bring the water in the pot to a boil. Reduce to medium-high, and steam until chicken is done, about 1 hour. Check water level in the pot occasionally, adding more water, if necessary.

  • Carefully remove bowl from pot. Divide chicken into 6 pieces. Serve with broth. Pass dipping sauces and mustard separately.