Singapore Chicken Rice


Whip up a tasty dish that is indigenous to South East Asia in less than an hour! This dish is famous in Singapore and is incredibly easy to make; and brings a flavor of the Straits of Malacca to your dinner table with minimum fuss. Impress your family and friends! Chile sauce is usually served as a condiment.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
5 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 2 (1 inch) pieces fresh ginger root, peeled

  • 2 green onions

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 2 shallots, finely chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped

  • ½ cup chopped cilantro

  • 4 cups chicken stock

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups long grain rice, rinsed and drained

  • cilantro sprigs

  • sliced green onion

  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced

  • 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Crush 3 cloves of garlic and 2 pieces of ginger, and place them into the cavity of the chicken. Tie the green onions into a knot, and place them into the chicken along with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Carefully submerge the chicken breast side down into the water.

  2. Bring to a boil, then cover and remove from heat. Let stand covered for 40 minutes, turning the chicken over half way through.

  3. While the chicken is cooking, heat the vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Fry the shallots, ginger, and garlic in the oil until fragrant. Add cilantro and rice, and cook, stirring until toasted. Pour in chicken stock and season with salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until rice is tender and 'steam holes' appear in the surface of the rice, about 20 minutes.

  4. When the chicken is done cooking, remove it from the pot, and place under cold running water to tighten the skin. Rub the outside with sesame oil, and chop into pieces. Place pieces on a serving platter, and garnish with cilantro, green onion, cucumber and tomato. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

970 Calories
41g Fat
103g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 970
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 1128mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 103g 37%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 807mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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