If you’re looking for a wholesome and hearty meal that’s going to help you with your post pregnancy weight loss plan, then you should definitely include this Chinese Steamed Chicken Breast into your dinner menu.
The refreshing flavours of this dish also come with really good health benefits so that you can slim down your tummy and say goodbye to belly fat!
Chicken breast is great for weight loss because a plain piece of chicken breast does not carry any carbs or sugar but instead it’s filled with healthy protein.
It is also full of essential vitamins including vitamin E, B6 and B12 which encourages blood flow in your body and helps with the development of antibodies to fight infection.
Not only that, it’s especially good for a mums who are recovering after giving birth because it helps to prevent weakness, nausea, loss of appetite and postpartum depression.
Chicken breast is also very vital to your post pregnancy weight loss plan because it gives you a lot of energy for you to do more exercises and activities to burn calories and fat.
One piece of boneless and skinless chicken breast provides more than 50% of your daily protein needs which makes it a very good fat burning food.
The addition of ginger into this tasty chicken dish also helps you to get better digestion, and it also relieves nausea and morning sickness.
Its anti-inflammatory values also helps to relieve swelling and pain, and is known to ease headaches and sore throat problems stemming from cold or flu.
Most importantly, it tastes extremely good and when cooked in the right way, it is absolutely juicy and succulent, and is sure to be one of your favourite weight loss dishes of all time. Let’s get cooking!

  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets
  • Low-sodium Soy sauce (Kikkoman is highly recommended for better flavour)
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced or minced
  • 1 tbsp root ginger, grated
  • 1 red chili, finely sliced (optional)
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  • Sesame oil
  • 200g jasmine rice (you can exclude this from the meal if you’d like to reduce your carb intake)

Cooking Directions

  • Add soy sauce, garlic, ginger, chili, spring onion and some sesame oil onto the chicken.
  • Place the chicken in a steamer basket if you’re steaming over a saucepan or wok, or you can use an electric steamer.
  • Steam for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is well-cooked. Open the steamer every now and then to check on the chicken.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, carefully take it out so that the steam doesn’t burn you.
  • Drain excess water, slice and serve with rice.

This dish works great with or without any rice so it really depends on your diet plan and how you can work it in to balance your daily carb intake. Try adding some steamed bok choy or choy sum with garlic as a side dish and you’ll have a completely healthy, low fat meal!
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