Aluminium foil & chicken

I find myself running out of ideas to cook these days, and so I decided to try out some new and simple recipes a couple of days ago.

I remember it was late that evening when I got back from work and I had to whip up something nice and warm in a really short time.  I remembered I had bought a packet of Chinese Herbal Mix for stewing chicken recently, and decided to use it with the easy-to-make fail-proof recipe for Steamed Herbal Chicken I saw at

There were more herbs in my herbal packet than was required in the recipe, but I just tossed everything in.  It was also my first time using aluminium foil for steaming chicken, and the aroma that exuded during the steaming process was simply heavenly.


Needless to say, the piping hot aromatic dish was the perfect complement for our dinner that night.  In fact, I wished I had put in all 6 pieces of chicken drumsticks instead of just 4!

But I did use the 2 leftover drumsticks for lunch the next day.  Again, using the rarely touched supply of aluminium foil and wok steamer, I experimented with another simple recipe:  Steamed Chicken with Rice Wine Sauce.  I didn’t have ginger on hand, so that was omitted, and I had to substitute red chillies with jalapeno chillies, so the resulting dish did not look as aestehetically pleasing, but don’t judge a book by its cover cuz it still tasted really good.  Loved the sauce especially!


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11 Responses to Aluminium foil & chicken

  1. jemima says:


    The Giddy Tigress gives Jem a hanky to wipe her mouth.

  2. michelle says:

    It looks good!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Tastes good too!

  3. Paik Ling says:


    The Giddy Tigress says: Glad you enjoyed it virtually!

  4. wen says:

    it does look mouthwatering!

    The Giddy Tigress says: It is!

  5. It looks so yummy! I’m hungry!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Haha…good for you!

  6. mistipurple says:

    i am pretending my chicken pao tastes as good.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hey, chicken pao sounds good too ma…

  7. Audrey says:

    Wowweee…. aluminium foil for steaming chicken… THANKS for another delicious cooking idea, Aloyce!!! :-)))) Ailufyooooooooo….

    The Giddy Tigress says: You are most welcome, Aud!

  8. ehon says:

    oh god!! those look awesome!! which reminds me i’ve still got the berbal chicken stuff in the cupboard which i should probably use up soon. 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah you should!

  9. kyh says:

    oh yum yum yum! you’re a good cook! 😀

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks! And you can tell that just by looking at the pictures?

  10. narrowband says:

    That’s one of my fav when my family visits this particular coffee shop in Cheras. The herbal chicken dish is only available on weekends only though. I love how the chicken disintegrates (what a word to use here) easily simply because it had been cooked for long hours!

    The Giddy Tigress says: OOoh, yes, I know what you mean…which shop in Cheras, by the way?

  11. mistipurple says:

    happy lunar new year, giddy tigress and family.
    wish you happiness and prosperity this ox year.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Same to you too, misti!

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