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How To Make The Perfect Hainanese Style Chicken At Home [WATCH]

In some dishes, you can find ultimate perfection in the simplest of recipes that require amazing attention and skill. One of the quintessential examples of that is the Singaporean and Malaysian classic Hainanese style Chicken. Originally from the southern Chinese province of Hainan, this simple dish of chicken and rice is so good, you’ll be questioning the fact as to how you’re loving simple chicken and rice so much for years to come.

Despite its simplicity on paper, there’s actually a lot of detail that goes into the perfect Hainanese-style chicken. But thanks to thousands of online contributions and an expert on the dish, YouTube channel SORTEDfood has come up with a great recipe for you to make this treasured meal at home. The best part is that it’s incredibly simple, can be done on a budget, and tastes like a million bucks.

There’s a couple of key aspects to get right about the dish: you have to keep the recipe simple while loading the chicken with tons of flavor and ensure the chicken has a velvety texture and skin that feels almost silky. SORTED definitely hits all those marks, and while they’re definitely not experts from countries where this is made, they do an amazing job at getting the recipe as right as they possibly can.

It’ll take a long time to make this recipe, but thanks to the team at SORTED, you’ll have yourself a Hainanese chicken worthy of the street food carts of Singapore when you’re done.

By Constantine Spyrou

Constantine's life revolves around eating, studying, and talking about food. He's obsessed with eggs, gyros, and the future of food.