Hainanese Chicken Recipe

Filipino style hainanese chicken recipe is popular among chi. It is mainly made up of marinade fish then steamed until done.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 50-70 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

1 (800grams)whole chicken
1 tablespoon rock salt
75 grams ginger, sliced
2 pieces onions, quartered
6 stalks lemon grass, pounded
1/2 tablespoon pepper
salt to taste
3 liters water
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)

Hainanese Rice:(Optional)
2 cups rice, washed
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup white onion, sliced
1/4 cup margarine
3 cups chicken broth or 2 chicken cubes dissolved in 3 cups of water

Dipping Sauces:(Optional)
200 grams ginger
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons coriander
1/2 cup sweet soy sauce
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1/4 cup chili sauce

Part 1
1. Rub and massage chicken with rock salt for 5 minutes.
2. In a stock pot, add half of the sliced ginger, onions, lemon grass, salt, pepper and water. Bring to boil.
3. Stuff the other half inside the chicken and add into stock pot. Let boil for 40 minutes over medium heat.
4. When the chicken is done, remove from heat and stand for 30 minutes. Reserved the chicken broth.

Part 2(Hainanese Rice)
1. In pan, heat margarine and saute garlic and onion. Add washed rice and continue sauteing for 5 minutes.
2. Transfer the rice to rice cooker and add chicken broth. Continue cooking until rice is done.

Part 3(Dipping Sauce-Ginger Mixture)
1. In a blender, place ginger, coriander and olive oil. Pulse until a paste like mixture is formed.

Part 4
1. In a pan, boil 3/4 cup of chicken broth and dissolved cornstarch. Adjust seasoning with salt.
2. Debone the chicken and transfer to serving plate. Pour the chicken with thickened stock.
3. Served with hainanese rice, ginger mixture, sweet soy sauce, light soy sauce & chili sauce.
4. Served the remaining chicken broth as soup and adjust seasoning according to taste.



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