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One Pot Honey Soy Chicken & Rice

If you’re wondering how to make Chinese claypot chicken rice, wonder no more! I made my version of this classic Asian rice dish on the stovetop (and also tried the claypot setting on a rice cooker) and can happily attest it’s delicious either way.


One Pot Honey Soy Chicken & Rice

15 minutes
35 minutes

4 dried shitake mushrooms

600g (1.3 lb) chicken thigh fillets, cut into roughly 4cm pieces

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp dark sweet soy sauce

2 tsp sesame oil, plus extra to drizzle at the end

1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)

2 Chinese lap cheong sausages, sliced

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 tbsp finely grated ginger

2 cups jasmine rice

2 cups chicken stock

½ cup Chinese Shaoxing cooking wine

1 tbsp honey

sliced spring onion (scallions), to serve

  • Step 1

    Soak the dried mushrooms in hot water for 15 minutes to soften. Remove and discard the stems from the mushrooms. Cut the mushrooms in half.

  • Step 2

    Combine the chicken with the soy sauce, dark sweet soy sauce, sesame oil and cornflour.

  • Step 3

    In a large claypot or heavy-based pot with a lid (cast iron dutch ovens are ideal if you don’t have a claypot), place the chicken, mushrooms, sausage, garlic, ginger and rice. Mix until well combined. Add the chicken stock, Chinese wine and honey and stir until mixed thoroughly. Cover and place over a high heat and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, turn the heat to low and cook gently for 30 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.

  • Step 4

    Remove the lid. Sprinkle the top of the rice with spring onion and a drizzle of sesame oil. Serve warm.

  • Notes

    – You can also make this in a rice cooker. Marion tested the recipe in the Panasonic 10 Cup Rice Cooker (CN188WST). Simply place all the ingredients into the bowl of the rice cooker and select the ‘Claypot’ cooking function for an automatic cook time.

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What our customers say

4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 9 reviews)
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Not very successful

March 26, 2024

Loved the flavour but seemed to gluggy, any suggestions. We did it in the rice cooker that Marion used in the video.

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Super easy to make and clean up!

November 23, 2023

I’m 5 months pregnant and trying to catalog a lot of easy one pot meals before baby comes and this checks all of the boxes! I made this in a 5 cup zojirushi rice maker and cooked it on the mixed rice setting. This is definitely going on a weekly rotation!

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Wishes, wishes, wishes

August 2, 2023

I love everything you make. Since finding your YouTube channel, not a day has gone by that I haven’t watched at lease a short reel. I would buy all you cookbooks and cookware and sauces if only you shipped to South Africa. 😞

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