3 Dinner Recipes You Can Level Up With Chicken Essence

Chicken essence has numerous proven benefits, particularly to the health. For one, drinking the essence of chicken on a regular basis can help energise your body and rejuvenate your immune system. Because of this, it is a widely known fact that chicken essence is good for pregnancy. The nourishment found in chicken essence helps the baby’s development inside the womb while additionally helping in combating postpartum fatigue.

While drinking chicken essence on its own is already good enough, adding it into some recipes enhances its flavour while creating fun ways and methods of cooking up delicious meals. If you are looking to level up your dinner with the help of chicken essence, here are three of the best dinner recipes you can make with the addition of chicken essence.

1. Steamed Chicken with Chicken Essence

Steaming chicken with chicken essence is a straightforward way to cook your chicken that results in a slice of extremely tender and juicy meat, filled with flavour and nutrients. This simple recipe is comfort food for both the body and soul. This is even more appropriate when we know that steamed chicken is generally prepared to maximise the amount of nutrients preserved in a dish that can be absorbed once ingested. You can cook this either for lunch or dinner to make your meal extra special. The ingredients you will need for this recipe are as follows:

  • 1 chicken leg
  • 1 bottle or sachet of chicken essence
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking wine
  • 1 thumb-sized julienned ginger
  • 6 red dates
  • 3 dried shiitake mushrooms rehydrated in warm water
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • A dash of white pepper
  • A handful of goji berries
  • A handful of fresh coriander

 Here are the steps to cook this easy but extremely delicious dish:

  1. Clean the chicken and rub salt & cooking wine onto it afterwards
  2. Add the bottle or sachet of chicken essence as well as ½ of the julienned ginger to the chicken to marinade it. You can do this in just 30 minutes or overnight for better absorption of the flavour
  3. Soak the shiitake mushroom, drain and squeeze it, and cut it into slices
  4. Prepare your steamer with a rack, fill it with water, and bring the water to boil with the lid closed
  5. Place the chicken, remaining ½ ginger, goji berries, red dates, and mushroom on a deep, medium-sized plate, and steam for around 30 minutes
  6. Once the time is up, turn the heat off, remove the dish, and add coriander leaves on top for garnishing

2. Mushroom Risotto with Chicken Essence

Risotto is a creamy dish from Italy that tastes like the rice version of mac and cheese. However, unlike other rice recipes that are only simmered in a pot of water, risotto is cooked in a very slow process by adding tiny amounts of liquid at a time. If you are looking for an exquisite dish to make your dinner sumptuous, risotto is the one you should prepare. Here are the ingredients required to make a special risotto with mushroom and chicken essence:

  • ½ cup of short-grain rice
  • 1 bottle or sachet of chicken essence
  • 100 millilitre of chicken broth
  • 60 grams of shiitake mushroom
  • ½ teaspoon of minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon of pan salt
  • ½ small onion
  • ½ tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil

Here are the instructions to achieve the perfect taste of this recipe:

  1. Separate the shiitake stem from its body and gently remove the outer layer from the stem. Rinse the mushroom afterwards
  2. After rinsing, dice the shiitake mushroom and onions
  3. Using a medium-sized pan, heat the olive oil and sauté the onions. Halfway through sautéing, add the garlic and sauté it as well until it becomes fragrant but not brown
  4. Rinse the rice and drench it for at least 30 minutes, so it can absorb the water. Drain well afterwards
  5. After soaking and draining, add the salt and other ingredients and pour the chicken broth and the chicken essence into the rice, ladle by ladle. Make sure you stir occasionally, especially when it is already halfway through
  6. You can also add some crispy garlic to give the dish some crunch, or you can put more stock to the rice and stir in some shredded parmesan cheese to make it creamier.

3. Mee Sua Soup with Chicken Essence

Mee sua soup is one of the fastest yet healthiest comfort food you can prepare at every time of day. Mee sua, also sometimes spelt as “misua,” are wheat noodles that are best known for their long thin shape. They are usually served during celebrations to signify the blessings of long life. Although the common mee sua soup is already mouth-watering, you can make yours even more delicious with the help of chicken essence. Here are the ingredients you will need for this mee sua recipe:

  • 1 bunch of mee sua
  • 100 grams of boneless chicken tight cut into short strips
  • 1 bottle or sachet of chicken essence
  • 200 millilitres of chicken stock
  • 100 millilitres of water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stalk of xiao bai cai
  • 1 teaspoon of fried onion
  • ½ teaspoon of light soya sauce
  • ½ teaspoon of sesame oil
  • Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 dash of white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of cornflour
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

Cooking mee sua soup with chicken essence is very easy, and you can prepare this in as fast as 10 minutes. Here are the things you should do to achieve the best taste of this recipe:

  1. In a clean bowl, place the chicken and all of the seasoning. Mix everything well, and leave them to marinate for at least half an hour
  2. While the chicken is marinating, fill a saucepan with boiling water, and boil the egg for about 8 minutes. Once cooked, transfer the egg to a bowl of lukewarm water. Scrap off its shell and set it aside
  3. In the same cleaned saucepan, boil another water and the chicken stock. Minimise the heat and let it simmer
  4. Add in the mee sua, and cook for around 30 seconds or until your desired texture is achieved. After cooking, transfer the mee sua into a serving bowl
  5. Add the chicken slices and green vegetables to the saucepan, and wait for it to boil. Once the soup begins to boil, turn the heat off and pour in the bottle or sachet of chicken essence
  6. Place the chicken meat and vegetables on the mee sua, and pour over the soup
  7. Place the hard boil egg on the mee sua soup and garnish it with fried shallot


There are numerous food recipes you can improve with chicken essence. Indeed, apart from being nutritious and healthy, chicken essence is also full of flavour and aroma. It has a deep, intense flavour of chicken coursing through it, making it a perfect addition to many recipes. With its nutrients and umami-rich taste, chicken essence is the one you need to level up your dinner and even your breakfast and lunch.

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