Steam a whole chicken? It can be done. For this dish, you want to use a whole chicken, but if you must, you can use chicken quarters as long as you cut the cooking time by a third. Another slow dish, this poached chicken can be started and then left on the back of the stove to continue cooking. It’s low-temperature, slow poaching. But the chicken is only half of the dish. The ginger dipping sauce is the crowning touch.