One-Pot Hainanese Chicken Rice

This one-pot Hainanese chicken rice recipe gets you the delicious, familiar flavors of the classic dish with less time and little effort!
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Difficulty
Easy
Servings
4–6 servings
Wait Time
20 Mins
Active Time
25 Mins

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Making authentic Hainanese chicken rice is not something you can casually do on a weeknight, but this recipe does it in less time and little effort, making it a great option for a weeknight dinner!

This one-pot Hainanese chicken rice recipe is not traditional. But what it is is an easy way to get all the delicious, familiar flavors of Hainanese chicken rice in a short amount of time, all done in one pot.

Hainanese Chicken Rice

  • 4–6 bone-in chicken thighs, skin and fat trimmed and saved
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil
  • 1 jar ginger scallion sauce, divided
  • 2 cups rice,Β washed
  • 3 cups chicken broth

Garnish

  • 2 tbsp spring onions, chopped
  • dark soy sauce
  • chili sauce
1

In a large straight-sided skillet, add 2 tbsp oil over medium-high heat.

2

Add the chicken fat and trimmings to the oil and cook for about 5 mins until fat has rendered and browned.

3

Remove the chicken trimmings, leaving the fat in the pan. Lower heat to medium then add half of the ginger scallion sauce.

4

Add the rice and stir occasionally for about 5 minutes or until rice begins to color and slightly toast.

5

Add in the chicken broth and stir until evenly distributed.

6

Add the chicken thighs on top of the rice, skin side up. Turn the heat back up until it starts to bubble.

7

Once bubbling, lower the heat then cover the pot. Let cook for 15 mins undisturbed then remove the lid.

8

Continue to cook uncovered for 5 more mins or until rice is completely tender and liquid has evaporated.

9

Remove from heat. Garnish with spring onions, sweet soy sauce, chili sauce, and remaining ginger scallion sauce.

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