Thermomix Hainanese Chicken Rice

Thermomix Hainanese Chicken Rice

Serves 4

I first saw this recipe over at on a “Thermomix Thursday.” I thought cooking a whole chicken in the thermie sounded just too good (and for that matter, too tasty) to be true, so I had to give it a go myself!


Chinese wine, salt, white pepper and sesame oil for rubbing
1 whole chicken (about 1.5–1.7 kg)
4 cloves garlic
1 spring onion/shallot, chopped in half
4 slices ginger, peeled
2 eschalots, peeled
1 tablespoon oil
400g rice
Salt to taste
1-1.5 L chicken stock
1-2 pandan leaves (optional)


How to

  1. Mix 1-2 teaspoons Chinese wine, a little salt and pepper to taste and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a small bowl. Rub this all over chicken and inside the cavity. Stuff 2 cloves of garlic, spring onion/shallot and 2 slices of the ginger inside chicken’s cavity and place into Varoma dish on top of a pair of chopsticks to help steam circulation. Set aside.
  2. Place remaining garlic, ginger, eschalots and oil into TM mixing bowl. Chop on speed 8 for 8 seconds sauté for 2 minutes, Varoma, Reverse, speed 2.
  3. Add rice and sauté for 2 minutes at 100C on Reverse speed 2.
  4. Add about a teaspoon of salt or to taste. Remove and set aside in basket.
  5. Place 1L of chicken stock into TM mixing bowl. Set Varoma into position and steam for 25-45 minutes on Varoma speed 3 (depending upon size of chicken used).
  6. Top up chicken stock to 1L. Insert basket of rice with pandan leaves , if you are using them.  Return Varoma dish to position and cook for 15 minutes Varoma  on speed 5. (You can add some veggies in the last 5-10 minutes of steaming the chicken if you like.)
  7. Chop up chicken and serve with rice and Chilli Sauce, Ginger Dip and thick black soy sauce.
Thermomix Hainanese Chicken


Other info

Prep time: 10 minutes   Cooking time: 1 hour

TIP!  ATo make a quick sauce to pour over chopped chicken, mix 3 tsp soy sauce with 2 tablespoons hot water, ½ teaspoon sesame oil and ¼ teaspoon sugar and mix well.

Reference: A Taste of Asia Cookbook Thermomix