Steamed & then Grilled Chicken


The biggest challenge with cooking a whole chicken is keeping the breasts soft without leaving the legs raw.

A simple way to get around this is steaming. Now like most normal kitchens, I don’t have a large steamer. But I do have a pressure cooker.

So the first step is to prepare a solution with flavor and fragrance in it.


Take turmeric, cloves, cinnamon sticks, stock powders…. i.e. anything you find in your kitchen will do.

I did not add any salt and will recommend that you don’t add salt either. The finished chicken will be low on salt. But you can eat it with this soup or mustard sauce etc.

Keep any vessel that fits inside the cooker. See to it that the vessel also has the water inside it.

Place the chicken and then cook it on low flame with the lid closed and no weight on it for 45 mins.

Filter the left over sauce and store separately.


Get a grill pan to high heat. Grill the chicken for just 3-4 mins with some butter.

The chicken is already cooked we just want a crispy texture on its top.

Enjoy your super healthy steam cooked chicken.



Published by Imran

A s/w engineer by profession, I cook for my family.

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