Hainanese Chicken Rice is a classic Singaporean dish that is both flavorful and easy to make. This one-pot meal features tender poached chicken served with fragrant rice cooked in chicken broth and a side of spicy ginger and chili sauce. With its simple yet delicious flavors, Hainanese Chicken Rice is a popular comfort food that is enjoyed by people of all ages in Singapore.
- 1 whole chicken (about 1.5 kg)
- 4 cups of chicken broth
- 2 cups of rice
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2-inch ginger, sliced
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Green onions, chopped (for garnish)
- Rinse the chicken and place it in a pot with 4 cups of chicken broth. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
- Remove the chicken from the pot and set it aside to cool. Reserve the chicken broth.
- In a pan, sauté the minced garlic and sliced ginger in sesame oil until fragrant.
- Add the rice to the pan and stir to coat with the oil. Add the reserved chicken broth and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked.
- In a bowl, mix together soy sauce and pepper.
- Once the chicken has cooled, chop it into pieces and serve it on a plate with the cooked rice. Drizzle the soy sauce mixture over the chicken and rice. Garnish with chopped green onions.