Hainan Chicken Rice

May 17, 2010

This is the first time i made Hainan chicken rice. It is sooo simple and easy! and tasty too. my hubby loves it. He said its even tastes better than restaurant. =) he really knows how to please me…

Chicken Ingridients:

  • 1 whole chicken about 1.5 kg
  • Ginger about 3 cm
  • shallots

Rice ingridients:

  • 2 cups of rice
  • 2.5 cups of chicken stock from reserved chicken poaching broth
  • 1 inch of ginger chop finely
  • 3 garlic chop finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame salt
  • 3/4 salt

Chilli sauce ingredients:

  • 8 chillies
  • 3 garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • salt
  • sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar or lime juice

Chicken method:

  • clean the chicken,
  • rub some salt all over the chicken getting rid of any loose skin and dirt. Wash and pat very dry inside and outside.
  • Season generously with salt inside and outside.
  • Stuff the chicken with the ginger slices and the shallots.
  • Place the chicken in a large stockpot and fill with water to cover by 1 inch. Bring the pot to a boil over high heat, then immediately turn the heat to low to keep a simmer for 30 minutes or more.
  • When the chicken is cooked through, Immediately transfer the chicken into a bath of ice water to coolThe quick cooling will stop the cooking process, keeping the meat soft and tender, and giving the skin a lovely firm texture

Rice method:

  • dont forget to wash the rice
  • heat 2 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • put garlic and ginger stir until fragrant
  • pour stock and rice and put into rice cooker

Chilli method: just blend all ingridients together

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