Someone asked what is an easy and tasty chicken and rice to cook meal. Well… chicken rice! All cooked in the rice cooker. There is no need to watch the process. The chicken cooks in about 30 minutes, and then there are so many dishes you can make besides chicken rice.

First, I made a plate of chicken rice for myself, using breast meat. Something I’d never do if I buy chicken rice from any store, even the most famous ones. The texture is terrible. But this one… the texture is silky and really melt-in-the-mouth.

chicken rice

chicken rice

Second, instead of just chopping up the rest of the chicken, I made a nice salad out of it, which is the next level nice.

chicken salad

chicken salad

Third, I poured some rice and lots of water and salt into the rice cooker and made porridge. So we have some chicken porridge.

chicken porridge

chicken porridge

I am so happy with this experiment that yielded great results and good productivity.

Rice Cooker Chicken Rice

I wanted to make a chicken rice in a rice pot, so here it is!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken rice, salt chicken
Servings: 6 people
Cost: 12


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 chicken Choose any size, preferably yellow skin kind
  • A lot of salt
  • 2 cups rice


  • Some red chilies sliced thinly any kind you like
  • some fried shallots
  • Some coriander
  • Some scallions

Ginger Garlic sauce

  • 1/2 thumb size ginger sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • A pinch salt


  • Some sliced red chilies
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp crushed szechuan pepper
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black vinegar

Equipment (one of these)

  • 1 Rice Cooker Cook chicken on 'Rice' setting twice
  • 1 Instant Pot
  • 1 High Powered Rice Cooker This cooks the best


Prepare Chicken

  • Rub chicken generously with salt inside and outside, and leave for at least 2 hours. (I leave it overnight)
  • Rinse away the salt quickly (never soak).
  • Dry the chicken and put it into the rice cooker.
  • Set the cooker at quick cook. If your rice cooker has a small power (below 1000W, then cook twice)
  • When done, take the chicken out immediate and leave it to cool at room temperature. Don't wash away the chicken stock in there!

Prepare ginger garlic sauce

  • Use a mortar or grinder and mix all the ingredients together.
  • Add a tablespoon of chicken stock that is left in the rice cooker pot.

Cook chicken rice

  • Into the rice cooker, add the washed rice.
  • Fill it up with water and set to cook.

Make the salad

  • Just combine everything!