Chicken with fragrant Hainanese-style rice
Waitrose and Partners

Chicken with fragrant Hainanese-style rice

Hainanese paste gives this quick and easy chicken and rice dish a huge boost of fragrant, savoury flavour.

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  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time25 mins

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  • 125g pack trimmed salad onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal keeping the green ends separate
  • ½ Cooks’ Ingredients Red Chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 Finely grated zest and juice of unwaxed lime
  • 2 tbsp Essential Pure Clear Honey
  • 1 pack 2 chicken breast fillets
  • 150g hom mali jasmine rice, rinsed
  • 40g Cooks’ Ingredients Hainanese Paste


  1. Combine 1 tbsp of the green salad onions in a small bowl with the chilli, lime zest, juice and honey, then set aside.

  2. Place about one third of the remaining salad onions in a medium saucepan, thinly slice the chicken breasts and add to the pan. Pour over 350ml water and season with a little salt. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 6-8 minutes until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and there is no pink meat.

  3. Remove the chicken from the pan, keep warm and set aside. Stir the rice into the pan of chicken cooking liquid. Cook gently, covered, for about 10 minutes until the rice is tender and the stock absorbed. Add a dash of water if the rice is still firm and cook a little longer.

  4. Stir the remaining onions and rice paste into the rice and heat gently, stirring for a couple of minutes to heat through. Pile onto serving plates and top with the chicken fillets. Serve drizzled with the reserved chilli and lime sauce.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,386kJ/ 654kcals



Saturated Fat












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