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Hainanese Chicken Rice

5 from 1 vote
Course: Appetizer, Main, Rice
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: hainanese chicken, hainanese chicken recipe, hainanese chicken rice, hainanese chicken rice recipe, how to cook hainanese chicken, how to cook hainanese chicken rice
Servings: 4 people
Author: Olive
It is similar to boiled chicken, well, it is actually boiled chicken but with accompanying rice cooked with the chicken stock from boiling the chicken.
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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it.
  • Add chicken to pot along with smashed garlic and sliced ginger.
  • Bird should be completely submerged, but only just.
  • Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and let bird remain in water for 45 minutes to an hour, covered, or until it is cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from pot, reserve stock, and let bird cool to room temperature.
  • Put half the peanut oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • You may add trimmed chicken fat to this also.
  • When oil is hot, add remaining garlic, along with shallots.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add rice and cook, stirring, until glossy.
  • Add 4 cups reserved chicken stock and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes, until rice has absorbed all liquid.
  • Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
  • Make a dipping sauce of remaining oil, ginger, half the scallions and a large pinch of salt.
  • Shred or chop chicken, discarding skin.
  • Put rice on a large platter and mound chicken on top of it.
  • Decorate platter with cucumbers, tomatoes, remaining scallions and cilantro.
  • Sprinkle sesame oil over all and serve with dipping sauce.
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