Hainanese chicken rice is a poached chicken and seasoned rice dish, eaten with chili sauce. This dish is typically garnished with cucumber. However, depending on the region the dish is served in, you may find it with a variety of other toppings as well.
It was developed in southern China by immigrants from Hainan and adapted from the Wenchang chicken dish from Hainan. It is considered one of Singapore’s national dishes and is most commonly associated with Singaporean cuisine. But is also seen throughout Southeast Asia and is a culinary staple in Malaysia.
If you are not able to travel all the way to Southeast Asia to try this dish, don’t worry. You can also prepare this dish in the comfort of your own home! Follow the recipe below to great this dish yourself.
About Hainanese Chicken Rice
Hainanese chicken rice is a dish adapted by early Chinese immigrants from southern China’s Hainan province. It is based on a well-known Hainanese dish called Wenchang chicken, one of four main Qin dynasty Hainan dishes.
Traditionally, the Hainanese in China used a specific breed to make the dish, the Wenchang chicken. The original recipe was adapted in the Nanyang area by the overseas Chinese Hainanese population.
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