Hainanese Chicken Rice 海南鸡饭🐔🍚

Serve 6

1 chicken about 1.8-2kg
A pot of boiling water, make sure enough to cover the chicken
4 pandan leaves
5 cloves garlic, lightly smash it
1 thumb size ginger, lightly smash it
1/2 tbsp salt
A big basin of icy-cold water
1 raffia string about 30cm long

For brushing the chicken:
2 tbsp of cooking oil

For pouring over the chicken: (mix well)
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp chicken stock

Method for the chicken:
Bring a pot of water to rapid boil
Meantime make a loop with raffia string and tie round the neck of the chicken, better still if you have a metal hook for hooking the chicken
When water is boiling rapidly, put in the chicken (breast side facing down) with the raffia string handing outside the pot
Add in the pandan leaves, garlic, ginger and salt
When the water re-boiled, turn heat to low, close the lid and let it simmer for 20 mins
Switch off the heat and leave chicken to immense in the hot water for a further 40mins
Remove the chicken (with the help of the raffia string or metal hook) Immerse the chicken immediately in a big basin of icy cold water for 10min
Reserve the chicken stock for the rice and soup
Remove chicken and hang it up to drip away the excess water (I use the roast chicken stand)
Brush chicken with cooking oil and leave to air dry for at least 45mins before chopping into bite sizes
Serve with chicken rice, accompany soup, spring onion, coriander leaves, slice cucumber and tomatoes or stir fried veggies with gizzard, chicken liver and chicken rice chili sauce

Ingredients for the rice:
2 1/2 cup long grain rice
1tbsp cooking oil
1 lemongrass – lightly smash it
5 cloves of garlic – lightly smash it
1 thumb size ginger – lightly smash it
3 1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tbsp sesame oil
4 pandan leaves
1 1/2 tbsp Maggie Chicken Concentrate Stock

Method for the rice:
Wash rice and drain in a colander for 30 mins
Heat oil in a wok, fry garlic, ginger and lemongrass till fragrant
Add in the rice and fry till dry
Transfer to rice cooker
Add in the remaining ingredients into the rice cooker, mix well and cook as per normal

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