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Hainanese Chicken Rice Recipe Singapore

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Chicken Rice

  • 600g Chicken Thighs - Bone in Skin on
  • 2 Lemongrass, bruised cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 3 Shallots
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 ½ inch thumb Ginger
  • 2 cups Rice, rinsed
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • ½ tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • ½ tablespoon Cooking Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Pandan Leaves, knotted

Serving Sauce for Chicken

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon hot water

Garlic Ginger Chilli Sauce (makes about 1/3 cup)

  • 3-4 chilli padi
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch thumb ginger
  • ¼  teaspoon sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoon chicken broth

Serving Suggestion

  • Xiao Bai Cai, blanched
  • Sliced Cucumbers
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Sweet Dark Sauce / Kicap Manis
  • Spring Onions and Coriander to garnish


Chicken Rice

  1. Season chicken thighs with salt
  2. Process garlic, shallot, and ginger in food processor
  3. Heat empty rice cooker by pressing ‘cook’
  4. When rice cooker pot is heated, add sesame oil and cooking oil
  5. Add processed spices (garlic, ginger, shallot), and sauté until fragrant
  6. Add rice and toss with spices
  7. Change rice cooker mode to keep warm
  8. Pour in chicken broth, lay chicken over rice
  9. Place pandan leaves and lemongrass over rice
  10. Cover and press 'cook'
  11. Leave rice cooker for 10 minutes before opening after it’s done cooking
  12. Discard pandan leaves and lemongrass
  13. Transfer chicken onto serving plate, and fluff rice before serving

Serving Sauce for Chicken

  1. Dissolve sugar in hot water
  2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients
  3. Pour sauce over chicken before serving

Garlic Ginger Chilli Sauce

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Serve with chicken rice

Serving Suggestion

  1. Serve chicken over cucumber and tomato slices
  2. Drizzle sauce over chicken
  3. Serve chicken rice with blanched Xiao Bai Cai
  4. Garnish chicken with spring onions & coriander

Our Authentic Singapore Hainanese Chicken Rice Recipe

This popular Singaporean dish is as iconic as they come and is considered a part of the country’s cultural identity. If you are a lover of chicken dishes and hearty meals, then this recipe is definitely for you. You’ll be hard pressed to find another dish that celebrates both of these elements more for a delicious comfort food that’s great all year round.

What our recipe for chicken rice entails

Our recipe aims to help you produce a mouth-watering, and nutritious dish that’s high in flavour. It’s important to choose each of your ingredients carefully to make sure you get the most out of your finished result. As the chicken makes up a main component of this dish, selecting the right one will be your primary concern. There are many recipe variations for this dish in Singapore, we believe our chicken rice dish is among the best.

Chicken Thigh

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Mummy to 2 beautiful and cheeky daughters, wife of a wonderful husband and a counsellor by trade, Sharon sees cooking is an avenue for her to be adventurous, creative and at the same time practice mindfulness. Her cooking blog started because she wanted to document her kitchen experiments, share recipes with her friends and promote healthier family dining. Fun fact: Her helper is now using Sharon's food blog as her cooking bible!

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