Coral Chicken


1 whole chicken
1 crab
450 g mashed shrimp meat
300 g gai lan


1 cup chicken stock
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
salt and pepper
1/8 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp cornstarch


  1. Open crab and remove roe. Wash roe and mix with some Shao Hsing wine. Steam remaining crab and remove the meat.
  2. Poach chicken in boiling water until cooked. Remove bones and stuff chicken with mashed shrimp meat. Cut stuffed chicken into bite-size pieces. Place on plate and steam on high heat for about 30 minutes until cooked.
  3. Add sauce ingredient to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add crab meat and crab roe. Bring back to a boil again and pour on top of chicken.
  4. Blanch gai lan in boiling water, drain and place on the sides of the chicken.

Source: Recipes of Great Chefs in Hong Kong