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Sake-Steamed Chicken

Sake-Steamed Chicken

Serves 4 to 6

  • 1 whole Smart Chicken
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1½ cups sake
  • 1½ cups water
  • 5 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sherry
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Pour sake, water, and scallions into the bottom of a large stockpot with steamer basket. Bring to a boil.

Meanwhile, generously salt the chicken inside and out; set breast side up in the steamer basket. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and cover. Steam the chicken for 1 to 1½ hours, until cooked through. Remove from heat and let cool for about 20 minutes.

Whisk together the sauce ingredients.

Carve the chicken and serve with sauce spooned over the top. Garnish with orange zest, scallions, and black sesame seeds.