Hainanese Chicken Rice Recipe

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)


  1. 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.
  2. Remove the chicken from the pot and set it aside to cool. Reserve the chicken broth.
  3. In a pan, sauté the minced garlic and sliced ginger in sesame oil until fragrant.
  4. Add the rice to the pan and stir to coat with the oil. Add the reserved chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked.
  6. In a bowl, mix together soy sauce and pepper.
  7. 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.

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