Instant Pot Singaporean Hainan Chicken with Rice

Instant Pot Singaporean Hainan Chicken with Rice

INGREDIENTS

HAINANESE CHICKEN

  • 3 lbs. one whole chicken, gizzards removed
  • 4 inches fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 1/4 slices
  • 1 bunch of scallions
  • salt
  • chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil


HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE

  • 1/4 cup of sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp chicken fat, chopped
  • 3 tbsp of fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups of rice, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups of reserved chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt


SOY DIPPING SAUCE


OTHER

  • Water
  • Ice
  • Cucumbers
  • Cilantro (optional)


DIRECTIONS

  1. Salt the raw chicken and then wash the chicken. Pat dry with paper towels to clean the chicken thoroughly.
  2. Cut any excess chicken fat and gizzards (if any) from chicken and set aside.
  3. Salt the chicken and stuff the chicken with ginger and scallions.
  4. Put the chicken into the instant pot.
  5. Pour chicken broth to the max line and season the broth with salt to taste. Then close the pot.
  6. High-pressure cook for 8 minutes and QPR (this will make the chicken broth as well).
  7. While waiting for the chicken to be done, wash the rice. Put the sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and chicken fat & gizzards (if any) into a large pan. Stir for 10 minutes until it starts to smell aromatic.
  8. Then take 1/4 of the fried ginger and garlic with chicken fat and put to the side for the sauce later.
  9. Add the rice into the pan with the sesame oil fried ginger and garlic and stir for 3 minutes (this will make the chicken rice).
  10. Transfer the chicken rice into a rice cooker pot.
  11. Also, transfer the chicken broth from the IP into the rice cooker pot and cook the chicken rice.
  12. Go back to your IP and take the chicken out and discard ginger and scallions. And then put it into an ice bath water for 5 minutes. This will stop the chicken from cooking.
  13. After it is done bathing in an ice bath, take the chicken out and rub sesame oil all over the chicken.
  14. Cut the chicken and put on a plate.
  15. For the sauce, pour soy sauce, oyster sauce, and chicken broth with the leftover fried garlic and ginger.
  16. Seasoned the broth with more salt if the taste is not to your liking.
  17. Cut cucumbers on the side.
  18. The chicken rice should be done by now. Put on a plate or bowl.
  19. Enjoy your hainan chicken rice!

3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Singaporean Hainan Chicken with Rice”

  • Is 8 minutes on HP and QR, really enough time to cook a 3 lbs chicken? It doesn’t seem like enough time for a whole chicken of that size to cook throughly.

    • Hi Kien! Thanks for writing in! Yes, I put mine in for 8 minutes. If I put it in longer, it always become overcook, but you can test it between 10-12 minutes and see the difference. Thanks and let me know how it taste!

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