Hainanese Steamed Chicken

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Hainanese Steamed Chicken

by Julie Yee

Ever tried a moist and flavourful Hainanese Steamed Chicken You can now make this popular dish at home with Chef Julie’s recipe! 

Cuisine : Asian Course : Main Skill Level : Novice
Prep : 5 mins Cook : 40 mins Ready in : 65 mins Serves : 4


  • 1 no. Chicken
  • Few slices of Ginger
  • Few cloves of Garlic
  • 2 pcs Pandan Leaf
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar/MSG


  1. Wash chicken and stuff all ingredients in the stomach. Rub salt evenly.

    Steaming Instructions

  2. Whole Chicken XL size – Estimate 45mins steaming and off fire covered for 15mins.

  3. Whole Chicken M size – Estimate 35mins steaming and off fire covered 15mins.

  4. Use the chopstick to test the thigh & drum area to check- if liquid is clear means chicken is cooked.

  5. Rub a bit of sesame oil and Soya Sauce while chicken is hot. Serve chicken rice with chilli sauce and premium thick chicken rice dark sauce.

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