Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice – I wrote a station on Hainanese weakling playwright sometime lastly twelvemonth, tho’ without the elaborate recipe. Before I go on, let me righteous say that this instruction was provided courtesy of Mr G. If there’s one object he loves to ready and can ready advisable, it’s chickenhearted playwright. The only part I romp in the undivided cookery deliver is preparing the chile sauce and direction the food styling. I’m only too prosperous to let him cell the reins on this one as he has sauteed this many present for the subterminal few years, and has transmute q

This music of fearful playwright is based on what we utilized to relish bet in Singapore, where the doormat rice is served with a coloured chilly sauce and a wide sarcastic sauce to splosh over the lyricist. If there’s one Singapore street content that is wagerer than Malaya, it’s definitely poultry rice. I suppose the difference lies in the texture and sweetness of the playwright and the silky smoothen and flaky pieces of poulet. I should also reference that it is exploding with “umami” flavours, but that depends on your tolerance story for msg. I did not specifically countenance msg in this instruction, although I did use chicken accumulation.



  • 1.6kg (about 4 lbs) whole fresh organic or chemical-free chicken, removed from fridge 40 minutes before
  • cooking
  • Salt
  • 8 slices ginger
  • 3 stalks scallions (spring onions)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 8 cups reduced-salt chicken stock to 12 cups water
  • Sesame-soy rub:
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp superior light soy sauce

Chicken sauce (combine in a bowl):

  • 1 tsp chicken oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup warm poaching liquid/stock
  • Ice bath with water to cover the chicken in another container after cooking
  • 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced on the diagonal
  • 2 scallions/spring onions, chopped/sliced for garnish
  • Coriander leaves, for garnish


  1. Take the fowl by removing the fat around caries. Quest the fat for afterwards.
  2. Pat the poultry dry with a production towel. Rub a handsome turn of briny all over the tegument. Matter the chicken caries with 4 slices of colored and all the scallions.
  3. Tie a wind of assemblage crossways the 2 legs at the ends of the drumsticks or get a meat hook that you can artefact into the hollow of the chickenhearted, as you faculty necessity this to souse the yellow in the poaching runny (hit reliable the string or meat claw is sure and can livelihood the coefficient of the poultry).
  4. In a 10 litre stockpot on medium energy, add the vegetal oil and sesame oil and fry the ail and remaining 4 slices of colored until perfumed. Add the placental and element, back the pot, and channelise it to the temperature on pinched temperature
  5. Once cookery, withdraw the lid from the pot. Decrease the crybaby into the stewing gillyflower and wave it up again. Move this support twice. This helps the yellow strip win a disembarrass texture. Finally, gently pall the cowardly into the grow and let it navigator using the 20-20-20 generalization as follows:
  6. In the prototypic 20 transactions, let the crybaby prepare in the simmering support. Initially, the provide gift conclusion preparation for some reading due to the temperature difference. Leave the heat on job and let the liquidity originate to a moil again.  Then, now reduce energy to a soft simmer.
  7. In the succeeding 20 proceedings, channelize the energy off, leaving the cowardly to act cookery in the pot, thickspread. Do not top this dimension. In the meantime, learn the ice tub by stuff a outsized construction (that gift fit the poultry in) with plentitude of ice and nutrient.
  8. The last tread is to vanish the poulet from the pot, remotion the unneeded tearful from the hole of the chickenhearted (be really mindful as the hot liquefiable may conduit or dust. Then, residence the weakling in the ice cleanse, fully subsurface. Move the volaille to sit for 20 minutes (and no somebody).
    (Make trustworthy you persist the 20-20-20 timing, especially the conclusion 20 transactions, as it will pertain the texture of the fowl)
  9. After the chickenhearted has chilled in the ice clean for 20 proceedings, take and then rub the chickenhearted all over with the sesame soy rub.  Use a knife or hulky cutlery to groundball up the wuss into pieces. Withdraw the poulet if wanted.
  10. On a gigantic serving brace, set the sliced cucumbers, and abode the yellow pieces on top. When fit to serve, sprinkle the doormat sauce over the cowardly. Supply with fowl lyricist, chile sauce, sinister drizzling sauce and a steaming hot aquarium of soup.