Coconut & Ginger Steamed Chicken with Fresh Herb & Noodle Salad

August 24 2021
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This week's new recipe is a delicious coconut and ginger steamed chicken with herb and noodle salad. You definitely have to try this one! It's super fresh and zesty, and jam-packed full of flavour.

I was actually invited by the team at Carter Grange Homes to cook this recipe (+ others) in their beautiful Brighton East Show Home here in Melbourne using my favourite Miele appliances.

To cook the chicken I used their Miele steam oven along with some beautiful aromatics like garlic, ginger, and kaffir lime. If you don’t have a steam oven simply bake the chicken in a regular oven covered with a lid or foil (I've included both methods below).

Enjoy this light and fresh salad and please let me know if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

Coconut & Ginger Steamed Chicken with Fresh Herb & Noodle Salad

Coconut & Ginger Steamed Chicken with Fresh Herb & Noodle Salad

Ingredients

25 minutes preparation time + 35 minutes cooking time
4

Coconut & Ginger Steamed Chicken

  • 270ml coconut cream
  • 10cm piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 3 x large kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly sliced
  • 2 chicken breast fillets, roughly 500g in total
  • Pinch of sea salt


Salad

  • 200g rice stick noodles
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, finely sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 large bunch coriander, roughly 2 cups leaves (keep the stalks for the dressing)
  • 1 large bunch fresh Thai basil, roughly 1 cup leaves
  • 1 large bunch fresh Vietnamese mint, roughly 3⁄4 cup leaves
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1⁄2 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1⁄3 cup roasted peanuts, roughly chopped


Dressing

  • Coriander stalks, roughly 1 cup, very finely chopped
  • 1 small green chili, finely chopped (add to your taste)
  • 1 clove garlic, freshly grated or crushed
  • 3 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoon pure maple syrup

Method

 

 

 

 

 

USING A CONVENTIONAL OVEN

  1. To a medium-sized baking dish, add the 270ml coconut cream, freshly sliced ginger, finely shredded kaffir lime leaves, and the roughly sliced garlic cloves.
  2. Arrange the chicken over the top and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  3. Place the tray into the oven, then place a tray or bowl of water onto the rack below.
  4. Bake at 180°C/350°F for 20 minutes and until cooked through.
  5. Remove the chicken from the oven and set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Combine the dressing ingredients in a small jar, shake to combine, then set aside. Alternatively, you can blend the dressing ingredients to create a smoother dressing.
  7. Cook and drain the noodles as per packet instructions, rinse under cold water, then set aside in a large serving bowl.
  8. In a large bowl combine the sliced cucumber, coriander leaves, Thai basil leaves, Vietnamese mint leaves, and the zest and juice of 1 lime.
  9. Add roughly 2⁄3 of the coconut and peanuts then toss to combine.
  10. Remove the chicken from the tray and strain the coconut sauce into a jug.
  11. Pour roughly 1 cup of the coconut sauce over the noodles then toss to combine.
  12. Arrange the noodles then add the salad.
  13. Finely slice the chicken and add to the noodles and salad.
  14. Sprinkle with the remaining coconut and peanuts then drizzle with the green dressing.

 

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USING A COMBI STEAM OVEN

  1. To a solid steam tray add the 270ml coconut cream, freshly sliced ginger, finely shredded kaffir lime leaves, and the roughly sliced garlic cloves.
  2. Arrange the chicken over the top and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  3. Steam at 100°C/212°F for 20 minutes or if time is on your side, 85°C/185°F for 35 minutes for 'silkier' textured chicken.
  4. Remove the chicken from the oven and set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Combine the dressing ingredients in a small jar, shake to combine, then set aside. Alternatively, you can blend the dressing ingredients to create a smoother dressing.
  6. Cook and drain the noodles as per packet instructions, rinse under cold water, then set aside in a large serving bowl.
  7. In a large bowl combine the sliced cucumber, coriander leaves, Thai basil leaves, Vietnamese mint leaves, and the zest and juice of 1 lime.
  8. Add roughly 2⁄3 of the coconut and peanuts then toss to combine.
  9. Remove the chicken from the tray and strain the coconut sauce into a jug.
  10. Pour roughly 1 cup of the coconut sauce over the noodles then toss to combine.
  11. Arrange the noodles then add the salad.
  12. Finely slice the chicken and add to the noodles and salad.
  13. Sprinkle with the remaining coconut and peanuts then drizzle with the green dressing.

 

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