How to Perfectly Steam Chicken Legs with Winter Melon: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I remove the chicken skin for a less fatty version of this dish? A: Yes, you can remove the chicken skin if you prefer a leaner version.

Q: How thick should I cut the winter melon? A: Cut the winter melon into large chunks, about 1 inch thick.

Q: How do I adjust the steaming time? A: Adjust the steaming time based on the depth and material of your container, as well as the heat level.

Steamed Chicken Legs with Winter Melon


  • 1 Chicken Leg
  • 260g Winter Melon
  • 1 Stalk Green Garlic
  • Marinade for Meat:
  • 2g Salt
  • 5g Soy Sauce
  • 10g Light Soy Sauce
  • 2g Black Pepper Powder
  • 10g Cooking Wine
  • 5g Ginger Strips
  • 10g Garlic Slices
  • 10g Green Onion Strips
  • 5g Cornstarch
  1. Prepare the ingredients: Debone the chicken leg. Peel and seed the winter melon.
  2. Cut the chicken leg into thick slices with skin. Remove the skin if preferred.
  3. Marinate the chicken with the marinade ingredients.
  4. Mix well and marinate for 10 minutes.
  5. Cut the winter melon into 1-inch thick chunks and lay them evenly in a deep dish.
  6. Lay the marinated chicken evenly on top of the winter melon. Remove ginger and green onion strips if desired.
  7. Steam in a preheated steamer for about 25 minutes. Adjust time based on container and heat level.
  8. After steaming, gently turn the chicken and winter melon to soak in the sauce.
  9. Sprinkle with chopped green garlic before serving.
  • High in Protein
  • Low in Calories (when chicken skin is removed)
  • Rich in Vitamins (from winter melon)
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