I haven’t cooked Emperor Chicken for the longest time – and not because I didn’t have the necessary condiments for it but because cooking the emperor chicken takes a lot of time in cleaning the chicken properly and I wanted to have free range chicken. And the only way to get it is from the Farmer’s market on the weekend and sometimes I don’t get up early enough to buy them.
Anyhow washed i did with the chicken – and gave it a good massage – and of course, with the Emperor chicken – you have to have mushrooms and anything else you want to put in them.
I rubbed the herbs well on the chicken – let it sit for an hour.
Threw in some wolfberries and some red dates and now it’s all ready to be steamed.
And my trusty steamer that we had bought – a great investment.
After 2 hrs of steaming – nice, tender and flavorful emperor chicken.