Steamed Chicken in Lotus Leaf Recipe

Steamed Chicken in Lotus Leaf – I love the earthy aroma lotus leaves impart to the dish, and most of all, I love it that the leaves retain the moisture and natural flavors of the ingredients.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Steamed Chicken in Lotus Leaf
Servings 4 people
Calories 275 kcal


  • 1 lb bone-in chicken, chop into pieces
  • 1 1/2- in fresh ginger, cut into thin strips
  • 2 mushrooms, soaked in warm water, discard the stems, and sliced the caps into small pieces
  • 1 Chinese lap cheong, sausage, sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 stalk scallion, cut into small rounds
  • 1 dried lotus leaf



  1. Rinse the chopped chicken pieces with cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Marinate the chicken, mushrooms, and chopped scallion with all the ingredients in the Marinade for about 30 minutes.
  3. Heat up a wok or skillet with the cooking oil.
  4. Stir-fry the Chinese lap cheong or sausage until aromatic.
  5. Add the Chinese sausage (together with the oil in the wok) to the chicken and mushrooms. Stir to blend well.
  6. Heat up a pot of water and bring it to boil. Scald/blanch the lotus leaf with the boiling water until it becomes soft.
  7. Wipe both sides of the leaves dry with paper towels and place the chicken in the middle of the leaf.
  8. Fold the sides up and wrap it tightly into a parcel. (Make sure it's fold tight to avoid the juice from the steamed chicken chicken from leaking out.) Lay it on a deep plate and prepare to steam.
  9. Steam the chicken parcel for about 25-30 minutes or until all the chicken pieces are cooked through. Unwrap the parcel and serve the steamed chicken immediately with steamed rice.
Nutrition Facts
Steamed Chicken in Lotus Leaf Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 610mg 25%
Potassium 409mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 16.3%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.