Roast Hainanese Chicken Recipe

Take advantage of your turbo broiler or air fryer!

The original Hainanese chicken is a simple yet super flavorful steamed chicken and rice meal. Why not take it up a notch and roast it? This delivers a delicious inihaw flavor to steamed chicken so you get the roasted version of a Hainanese chicken meal!  

Got a turbo-broiler or air fryer? Feel free to pop it in there to roast the chicken skin until it browns and  becomes delicious. 

Roast Hainanese Chicken Recipe

Idge Mendiola
Take advantage of your turbo broiler or air fryer!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4


Roast Hainanese Chicken Ingredients

  • 3 pieces chicken leg quarters
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teatspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce (patis)
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 Cup uncooked rice washed
  • 1 piece chicken bouillon cube
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger minced
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce (patis)


  • Prepare the chicken: Place the chicken in a bowl. Coat well with sesame oil, pepper, and fish sauce. Set aside.
  • Prepare the rice: Place rice in the rice cooker pot. Dissolve chicken bouillon cube in water. Pour mixture over rice. Add garlic, ginger, and fish sauce. Mix well.
  • Place chicken on top of rice. Switch on rice cooker and cook chicken and rice, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 390 degrees F or 200 degrees C.
  • Once cooked, transfer chicken to a baking dish. Combine oyster sauce, soy sauce, and honey in a bowl. Brush mixture over chicken until well coated.
  • Roast chicken in the preheated oven until browned, about 15 minutes. Serve chicken with Hainanese rice, hoisin sauce, and sriracha.
Keyword hainanese
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