How To Make Hainanese Chicken Rice


A low-carb and keto-friendly version of the famous Hainanese Chicken Rice that many people love.

If you love the popular Hainanese Chicken Rice, this low-carb and keto-friendly version s a must try. Get recipe here



For chicken:


2 ½ -3 lb whole chicken giblets removed

10 g fresh ginger peeled and sliced into 5 mm slices

4 green onions

4 tbsp sea salt

2-3 tbsp sesame oil

12-14 cups water


For cauliflower rice


1 tbsp sesame oil

2 cups cauliflower rice

¼ cup chicken broth

1 tsp ginger grated

2 cloves garlic minced

sea salt to taste


For dipping sauce:


2 tbsp coconut aminos

2 tbsp chicken broth

½ tsp ginger grated

½ tsp garlic minced


For serving (optional)


cucumber sliced (optional)



  1. Rub the chicken with salt until thoroughly clean. Rinse well and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Season chicken with salt and place sliced ginger and green onion inside.
  3. Transfer the chicken into a pot, pour the water in, season with salt, and bring to a boil. When the water just starts to boil, reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid, and cook for 35 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pot and place it in ice cold water for 5 minutes. Discard green onion and ginger.
  5. When the chicken is cooled completely, pat it dry with paper towels and rub with sesame oil.
  6. In a pan, heat sesame oil over medium heat, add ginger and garlic, and cook for 30 seconds. Add riced cauliflower and chicken broth, season with salt, and cook until rice softens, approximately 7-8 minutes.
  7. In a bowl, combine coconut aminos, chicken broth, ginger and garlic. Mix well.
  8. Cut the chicken nicely with skin on. On a serving plate, arrange cauliflower rice, sliced chicken, and dipping sauce. Serve with cucumber slices (optional).


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