Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Steamed Garlic Chicken with Cucumber and Grapes

I am back with some more STEAM heat! Several folks commented that the chicken looked raw in the last post. You can always brown it up before steaming if you think that is more aesthetically pleasing. I am doing some more steamed chicken today.

The recipe came from the Steam Cuisine cookbook.

I made the full sauce recipe but only one chicken breast. I will tell you what I did with the leftover sauce later. For now, lets grab some ingredients.

Delicious garlic. Get it minced up with a knife or in your garlic press.

Season a chicken breast with some salt and pepper.

Add the garlic and put it in the bottom level of your steamer. It is important that if you are cooking with a multi-tiered steamer that you put the meat on the bottom so it doesn't drip down over your other food. Get this guy steaming!

While it steams, we need to chop up a cucumber.

The smaller you chop the faster it cooks.

Grab some grapes. Tell the dogs you are so sorry but grapes are bad for them and then make a mad dash when one goes squirting off the counter. It is inevitable!

Cut them in half.

Add them to an additional tier of your steamer and set aside.

Now we need to make our sauce. I am not promoting Ms. Ray here at all, it just happened to be on sale and I wanted to give it a try.

Get some chicken broth and cream in a sauce pan and get it cooking over a low heat, you don't want it to boil.

Grab some delicious tarragon and add that to the sauce also.

In the last couple of minutes of cooking, add the cucumber and grapes to the steamer.

Separate an egg as we want just the yolk.

Remove the sauce from the heat and whisk in the egg.

Grab your veggies off of the steamer and stir those into the sauce. I made the full batch of sauce and then the next day I pureed the leftovers and it made a delicious creamy soup!

I had some leftover carrots in the fridge so I just threw those in the microwave with a little pat of butter and a drizzle of honey.

The meal was tasty, healthy and so easy. I have one other steamer recipe coming up for you this week. I hope you are enjoying these!


  1. Oh that really looks sooooooo good!!! Definitely a must try... only first is a must buy - a steamer!

  2. Oh wow! That looks even better than the other one. I am SO getting me a steamer! Are you finally out of coleslaw? ;-)

  3. that looks very tasty and figure friendly. so how was ms. rr's stock?

  4. I never thought of steaming chicken before. I'm in love with my slow cooker so I've been using that quite a bit lately. The chicken just falls apart when cooked in there.
    Both your chicken recipes look delish.

    Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

  5. I am too chickenshit (HA!) to steam chicken since I am new to cooking it and paranoid about undercooking it, but I love the idea of cucumbers and grapes in a nice sauce. In-triguing!