Sake Steamed Chicken with Lemon Sauce

5/5 (1)
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
2 servings
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Quick Directions

  1. Toast sesame seeds. Grind in suribachi and mix with chopped green onion, soy sauce, and lemon.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place sake in small pot over medium high heat. One simmering, add chicken and cook with lid on for 5 minutes. Flip and cook 5 minutes more until cooked through.
  3. Remove from heat and let rest one minute before cutting. Drizzle with sauce to serve.

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Light and refreshing, this sake steamed chicken comes together quickly for a light and healthy dish full of flavor. Moist chicken drizzled with a tangy lemon sauce, this dish will have you rethinking what steaming can be!

Steaming food can be done in a variety of ways. Typically when I think of steaming, a bamboo steamer comes to mind, but it doesn’t always have to be so involved! Steaming food can be done in simpler ways for the same effect. Steaming is used to lock in moisture, which for this dish is easily done in a pan! All you need is a tight fitting lid and you’re good to go.

I often steam fish in this manner, usually white fish, but chicken is great to steam as well. Especially chicken breast, which can very easily become dry, steaming it can really help keep it juicy! I love using thigh meat instead because it has more flavor, but if you want to use breast meat instead, feel free!

Recipe – Sake Steamed Chicken with Lemon Sauce:

– Place a small pan on a burner over medium heat. Add sesame and toast until fragrant. Remove from heat and grind to release the flavor.

Grinding Sesame







– Slice onions thinly, then combine lemon, soy sauce, onions and sesame in a small bowl. Set aside.

Sake Steamed Chicken

– Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place sake in a small pot or skillet with tight fitting lid on a burner over medium high heat. Once hot, add chicken and cook for 5 minutes on one side. Flip and cook for 5 more minutes or until heated through.

Sake Steamed Chicken



– Once cooked, remove from heat and let sit another minute or two to rest.

Sake Steamed Chicken

– Transfer to a cutting board, slice into thin pieces, then drizzle with sauce to serve.

Sake Steamed Chicken

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