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Homemade Hainanese Chicken Rice

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"This is a popular dish in Singapore, usually found in hawker centers. The chicken stock makes the rice very fragrant and delicious. Serve with chile sauce and dark soy sauce."
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1 h 15 m servings 509
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Rub about 1 teaspoon salt all over chicken.
  2. Fill a large pot with water; add garlic, 15 ginger slices, spring onions, and 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Bring liquid to a boil. Carefully lower chicken into pot. Return liquid to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer over low heat until chicken is fully cooked, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove chicken from pot and transfer to a bowl of ice water, reserving chicken broth.
  3. Combine 3 cups chicken broth, rice, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, pandan leaves, and 1 teaspoon salt in a rice cooker; cook according to manufacturer's instructions until rice is tender.
  4. Serve rice alongside chicken.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 509 calories; 18.3 52.7 30.5 102 662 Full nutrition

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