This is an imitation of our Mama Tessie’s steamed chicken which she usually serve when there are occasions specially during Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) and Media Noche (New Year’s Eve) Her’s is more delicious though and I have no idea how she does it.
My steamed chicken-pineapple, is so soft and smooth and so juicy. The sweetness of the pineapple juice plus the spiciness of the garlic powder and ground pepper enhanced the natural flavor of the chicken. Try it so you’ll know 🙂
Chicken – 1 whole
Onions, sliced into rings – 2 bulbs
Garlic powder – 1 tsp
Iodized Salt – 1 tsp
Ground Pepper – 1 tsp
Pineapple Juice – at least 250 ml
1) Marinate chicken in pineapple juice for at least one hour. It would be best to marinate overnight 🙂
2) Rub the whole chicken with the garlic powder-salt-ground pepper mixture. Tuck some of the mixture under the skin. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.
3) Pour the pineapple juice marinade in the pressure cooker. Place chicken on a stand inside the pressure cooker, top with the onions, and steam chicken for 15 minutes starting from the time the pressure cooker whistles.