Luke Nguyen for all of his stocks for Pho and any of the other noodle soups gives exact measurements for all ingredients used including the amount of water added to make up the stock. The rice’s aromatic. Adam Liaw, Destination Flavour Singapore To me this is Probably the best chicken dish in the world. When the water boils, place the chicken in and out of the water about 3-4 times. The dish was so easy to make and tasted authentic the only problem I had was I felt everything could have used a little more salt but that could just be me 🙂 will definitely be printing out this recipe! You’re right – it’s probably salt I’m after. The recipe has been tested literally hundreds of times and is fine for almost any amount of water in any domestic pot, although obviously the stock will be stronger the less you use. I understand some may have commented about blandness and lack of punch, but I like to share the hidden brilliance I’ve found in this recipe that made the world of difference between the past ten years and what this recipe helped put up today. In closing, I’m truly appreciative that Adam has disclosed such closely guarded secrets to a great Hainanese chicken rice to people like me. Thanks again! If cooking in a pot, bring to the boil over high heat and continue to boil for about 5 minutes until the level of the liquid reaches the top of the rice, then reduce the heat to very low, cover the pan with a tight fitting lid and cook for 12 minutes, then remove from the heat and stand for another 10 minutes. cheers! Or perhaps adding more garlic/ginger? Reserve the oil and discard the solids. While it’s a chicken dish, the rice is just as much a star. Step 2: Rice. They all said it was delicious. Dish. (Probably learned that from MY grandmother!). That’s OK, but the texture will not quite be right. Tried the chicken and love it!! If you want a richer stock but don’t want to end up with too much chicken, consider using chicken frames 😉. Cooked Wenchang chicken as served in Haikou, Hainan. Such a simple, flavorful and satisfying chicken dish! The missus and my four boys loved it, They said tasted almost like the Chinese restaurant. It was near perfect! Key Tips for Hainanese Chicken Rice. Brilliant. Best Chicken rice for mine…Chinatown Cafe…Central Market Adelaide. So tasty, much better than what I have tasted from restaurants!! We had flavoursome soup to go with our chic and rice. Add the spring onion and pound lightly to combine. Thank you for this recipe! Often in Singapore this will be served with thick black cooking caramel or kecap manis over the chicken, but I prefer the sesame dressing included here. His recipes are fool-proof. Render the chicken fat, stirring occasionally for about an hour until you all the fat is rendered and the solids are crisp. Alternatively, do as I mention in the video and cook 2 chickens at once. Hi Adam, I’m going to try your version of Hainanese Chicken Rice, I’ve always tried my mums version, will let you know how it goes. Now, armed with your book, I always make Hainanese chicken when we go to our holiday house – you are responsible for a new tradition. 🙂. Thank you very much for this classic recipe. I poured a little of the seasoned juices back into the pot with the broth. Do you have a written recipe for this and also the one with the fish sauce and rice wine? Heat the chicken oil in a small saucepan until hot, the pour over the chilli mixture and stir to combine. Hi Adam, Credits Presenter … I made this and the wife loved it! 1. Thank you, Adam for your recipe. 1. I have never done this in the past, but can now understand why it is such a crucial kung fu secret in that it kept the skin of the chicken as smoooth as silk rather than drying out through its own steam during resting. Just wondering would there be a difference in flavour if I cooked a corn fed chicken? This recipe is incredibly good. No MSG at all. Sorry if this is a stupid question, do you wash the rice before frying it up and cooking it? My family is Hainanese, and my grandfather arrived in Malaysia from Hainan in around 1915. awesome recipe! Turn out cheaper then using 2 whole chickens. It will keep in an airtight jar in the fridge for months, always at the ready to be served with the likes of grilled chicken wings, Hainanese chicken rice or even just a simply poached chicken breast." Thanks for your reply Recipe is also very easy to follow. 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