Hainanese Chicken RicePreparation time : 45 mins. | Serves 4-6 persons

This Singapore Hainanese Chicken Rice Recipe is the most popular meal of Southeast Asia. It is prepared in different step; first chicken stock is prepared with skinned chicken, then rice is cooked with the same stock and then a hot spicy chili sauce is prepared. The rice and chicken itself have only salty flavor but topping of chili sauce make this meal hot.

Ingredients:

1 lb whole chicken with skin
1 inch piece ginger
2 stalk spring onion (cut into halves)
Table salt as required

For Sauce:

1 tbsp oil
1 medium onion
1 tbsp ginger (finely chopped)
3-4 cloves garlic
2-3 tbsp red chili paste
2 tbsp lemon juice
¼ cup chicken stock
Salt to taste

For Rice:

1 tbsp sesame oil
3-4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp Worcester sauce
5 cup prepared chicken stock
3 cup rice (soaked in water for 30 mins.)
1 cucumber (peeled and sliced)
Salt to taste

Procedure:

1. To prepare chicken and stock, first thoroughly rub the chicken with table salt, then rinse it with water from inside and outside and pat dry.
2. Now in a stockpot, place the chicken with spring onion, ginger and salt and put enough water to cover the whole chicken.
3. Cook the mixture until it boils, then reduce the flame to simmer and cook. until chicken.
4. When the temperature of chicken reaches to 170 degrees F, take it out from the stock carefully without breaking the skin and then immediately dip into the ice water. This is done to stop cooking chicken further. Reserve the chicken stock it will be used to cook rice and sauce.
5. Slice the boneless part of chicken to serve with rice.
6. Now to cook rice; heat oil in a saucepan, sauté ginger and garlic until fragrant, then add rice and fry until mix thoroughly.
7. After that add soya sauce, Worcester sauce and 5 cups of reserved chicken stock to the rice, cover and cook over high heat until almost all the stock absorbs in the rice then reduce the heat to simmer and cook for 8-10 mins. until rice is completely done.
8. Meanwhile, prepare chili sauce, heat oil in a frying pan; add ginger and garlic and sauté until fragrant.
9. Add chili paste, lemon juice, salt and chicken stock and cook until sauce becomes little thick. Chili sauce is now ready.
10. When all the ingredients are ready, now its time to serve the Hainanese Chicken Rice, take out a bowl of rice on to the platter, place cooked chicken slices and cucumber slices on to the same platter and drizzle the prepared chili sauce over the chicken.

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