After my first attempt in making homemade Steamed Herbal Chicken, I chose an easy way out by buying those pre-mix herbs and spices. I spotted this Claypot Brand Emperor Chicken Herbs & Spices Mix at Tesco and the instructions are as simple as ABC. So I decided to give it a try...who knows..it might turn out super tasty right?
Ingredients were simple, a packet of Claypot Emperor Chicken Mix and of course, the chicken itself. This time i use a whole chicken instead of wings, as per their instruction.
In the packet, you will find a packet of the herbs and spices mix as well as a piece of aluminium foil to wrap the chicken. I think my chicken a bit too big so I wrapped some of the exposed parts with my own aluminium foil.
Supposed to be steamed for 2 hours but I just couldn't wait so long since we were super hungry and i thought 45 mins will be more than enough. Turned out the chicken just ngam-ngam cooked...if a bit longer, the better.
Tastewise, I think my homemade version are much better cos I find the pre-mix a bit too strong, thus bitter for me. Or maybe I should use only half packet of the pre-mix next time. Since it requires 2 hours cooking time, this seems like not a perfect choice for a weekday dinner.