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Best Chicken Rice Stalls Singapore (2021) 

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Chicken rice is widely regarded as a Singaporean national treasure. When our foreign friends came to Singapore, we would usually take them to a hawker centre to try a plate of chicken rice. It is also frequently the source of heated debates over which hawker stall serves the best chicken rice in Singapore. Everyone has a favourite. I’m sure you have one as well! Check out our list of the top 10 chicken rice stalls in Singapore to see if your favourite made the cut!

1. Tian Tian Chicken Rice 

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
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Highlights:

  • Award-winning stall
  • Popular among tourists and locals

Tian Tian Chicken Rice is one of Singapore’s most popular chicken rice stalls. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay came to Singapore a few years ago to compete in a chicken rice cook-off, only to lose to the chefs at Tian Tian.

This stall’s rice is extremely fragrant, fluffy, and has just the right amount of moisture. It also manages to be flavorful without being overly oily, which many other Singapore stalls fail to achieve. The chicken is equally flavorful, with each piece sporting a light glaze of soya and oyster sauce, which adds to the dish’s savoury flavour.

In the long line at this hawker stall at Maxwell Food Centre, you’ll see both tourists and locals. The queue is fairly consistent from the time it opens for business to the time it closes for the day. So you’ll have to wait if you want a plate of Tian Tian Chicken Rice’s chicken rice!

Address 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-10/11 Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184
Contact Information 9691 4852
Business Hours Tuesday to Sunday: 10 AM – 7.30 PM

2. Boon Tong Kee

Chicken Rice Restaurant Near Century Square and Sengkang Square
Image Credit: Boon Tong Kee

Highlights:

  • Pyramid-shaped rice
  • Restaurant setting
  • Good service

Boon Tong Kee is well-known for its distinctive pyramid-shaped rice. This brand is well-known in Singapore, and it has a number of locations throughout the city-state. It has been in business since 1983, and it has been serving delicious plates of chicken rice to its loyal customers ever since.

When you walk into Boon Tong Kee, you will be greeted by excellent service and an inviting atmosphere. This is a restaurant, not a hawker stall. At this restaurant, each seat is neatly separated from the next, and the tables even have table cloths. However, this translates to a price tag! Boon Tong Kee’s dish is slightly more expensive than average, costing around $6 per plate.

Boon Tong Kee’s rice is light and not overly greasy. You’ll also detect pandan, ginger, and a healthy dose of chicken fat. The flavorful rice is served alongside a generous portion of meat slices cut into thick large chunks. This results in a juicy and tender texture for the chicken. The chicken was also cooked to perfection: it was not overly dry.

If you prefer to dine in the comfort of air-conditioning and friendly service, Boon Tong Kee is an excellent choice! Even though it is slightly more expensive, the portions are significantly larger than average!

Address Multiple outlets: See here
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Business Hours Varies: See here

3. Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice

Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice, Singapore - Marine Parade - Restaurant  Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - Tripadvisor
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Highlights:

  • Quick service
  • Generous portions
  • Rich flavours

If you’re not familiar with the name Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice, it’s because this stall is also known as “Katong Shopping Mall Chicken Rice” due to its location! Despite its popularity, this stall serves its customers quickly. Find a seat and you’ll be served a hot plate of food rather quickly!

This stall’s rice is yellow in colour because it is cooked with yellow ginger. This enhances the aroma of the rice. You will also receive a bowl of cabbage soup, complimentary acha, and pieces of gleaming chicken with your order. The chicken is topped with delicious garlic bits, which add to the dish’s richness. It’s also not overly dry! The portions at this stall are also very generous. Some customers can split a plate between two people!

Address Katong Shopping Centre #B1-85/87, 865 Mountbatten Rd, 437844
Contact Information 9789 6073
Business Hours Tuesday to Sunday: 10.30 AM – 8 PM

4. Good Year Local Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball 

Good Year Local Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball, Singapore - Toa Payoh West -  Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - Tripadvisor
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Highlights:

  • Rice balls
  • Nostalgic flavours
  • Generous portions

If you enjoy the chicken rice balls served in Malaysia but are unable to visit because we are currently unable to travel, the next stall on this list is for you! As the name implies, Good Year Local Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball is one of the few stalls in Singapore that still serves traditional chicken rice balls. While some of us may be unfamiliar with this, those of a certain age will likely feel nostalgic because these rice balls were very popular back in the day.

While the rice balls are the highlight of the stall, the chicken served here is also tasty! It comes in a generous portion and is slathered in just enough sauce for you to enjoy. It’s also not overly greasy or dry, and it’s cooked to the perfect consistency. So, if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience, check out this stall.

Address 3 Dickson Rd, Singapore 209530
Contact Information 8314 0228
Business Hours 10 AM – 3 PM, Daily

5. Five Star Kampung Chicken Rice

Highlights:

  • Uses kampung chicken
  • Flavourful
  • Opened by a chicken supplier

Five Stars Kampung Chicken Rice is well-known for using kampung chicken in its dishes. Kampung chickens are chickens that are allowed to roam freely. As a result, their meat is lower in fat and has a fuller flavour. It is also said to be extremely textured.

When you first receive a plate of Five Star Kampung Chicken Rice, you may assume that the rice will be bland due to its whiteness. The rice, on the other hand, is extremely flavorful. It is also cooked to perfection, so that it is neither too dry nor too wet.

This restaurant was founded around 30 years ago by a chicken supplier with extensive knowledge of chickens. As a result, you can be confident that what you’re eating is of high quality and freshness!

Address Multiple outlets: See here
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6. Yishun 925 Chicken Rice

Yishun 925 Hainanese Chicken Rice (Ang Mo Kio) | Burpple - 15 Reviews - Ang  Mo Kio, Singapore
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Highlights:

  • Good texture
  • Well-balanced
  • Affordable

For more than 20 years, Yishun 925 has been serving delicious plates of chicken rice to the residents of Yishun. If you live a long distance away, this dish is worth the trip to a food court near Yishun MRT.

A plate of delectable chicken rice is available for the low price of $3. Each grain of rice served is distinct from the others and plump and moist. It is, however, cooked to be on the harder side, so if you prefer very soft rice, this may not be for you. However, some people prefer harder rice.

The chicken, on the other hand, was perfectly steamed. The best part is that the chef kept a layer of gelatinous skin on the chicken, which contributed to its smooth texture. The dish is also generously drizzled with a savoury thin sauce that ties the whole thing together nicely.

While its official hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., we recommend going early if you want to have this for dinner, because it sells out quickly at times!

Address Yong Yun 81 Yishun Foodcourt #01-249, 925 Yishun Central 1, Singapore 760925
Contact Information NA
Business Hours 11 AM – 10 PM, Daily

7. Hua Kee Chicken Rice

HUA KEE CHICKEN RICE, Singapore - Bukit Merah - Restaurant Reviews & Photos  - Tripadvisor
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Highlights:

  • 50 years of experience
  • Affordable
  • Simple dish

Hua Kee Chicken Rice is a dish that few people have heard of. Those who have heard of it, on the other hand, frequently return for more! This Redhill hawker stall has been in operation for nearly 50 years. It all started with a trishaw stall in the 1970s! Today, the stall keeps things simple and affordable for everyone to enjoy.

This stall is for those who enjoy the strong flavour and aroma of chicken fat and oil. Aside from the taste of chicken fat, there are hints of ginger and onion, which cut the greasiness and provide overall balance to this dish.

The natural flavour of fresh chicken shines through in the chicken. Without too much sauce, you can enjoy the fresh, soft, and moist chicken served by this stall. They are thickly sliced, so each bite contains a substantial amount of meat. The layer of fat that the chef leaves on the chicken also contributes to the dish’s overall texture and flavour.

Unfortunately, this stall closes at 3 p.m. for those who would like to eat this for dinner. So, instead, come down for breakfast or lunch!

Address 85 Redhill Ln, Singapore 150085
Contact Information NA
Business Hours Tuesday to Sunday: 8 PM – 3 PM

8. Chin Chin Eating House

Chin Chin Eating House | Burpple - 90 Reviews - Bras Basah, Singapore
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Highlights:

  • Wide variety of food
  • Chicken cooked perfectly
  • Quick service

Chin Chin Eating House is well-known for serving a wide range of cheap, affordable, and homey dishes that are ideal for a family meal. It does more than just serve chicken rice. However, many customers come to the restaurant solely for the chicken rice!

This restaurant is also well-known for its efficiency. In most cases, a plate of hot chicken rice will be served in less than 10 minutes. The chicken rice at Chin Chin Eating House comes with a plate of perfectly cooked chicken. This also implies that it may be perceived as a little red by some customers. Many people, however, applaud the stall for the doneness of their chicken!

The rice served is not at all dry. It is well cooked in the chicken grease, resulting in fragrant and oily rice that is extremely addictive. You may very well request another serving of rice!

Address 19 Purvis St, Singapore 188598
Contact Information 6337 4640
Business Hours 11.30 AM to 9 PM, Daily

9. Ming Kee Chicken Rice 

Ming Kee Chicken Rice | Burpple - 43 Reviews - Bishan, Singapore
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Highlights:

  • Affordable
  • Moist rice
  • Ice cold chicken

Ming Kee Chicken Rice is well-known in the Bishan neighbourhood. If this is your first time hearing of Ming Kee Chicken Rice and you want to go, be prepared to wait at least 40 minutes for a plate of their chicken rice.

This popular stall offers a single portion of chicken rice for the low price of $3.50. Each grain of rice was fluffy, soft, and moist. While the rice was exceptionally fragrant and moist, the star of Ming Kee Chicken Rice has to be the chicken.

The chicken pieces in Ming Kee Chicken Rice are well-known for being served cold. This is due to the fact that the chef will place the chicken in a large tub of ice and will only remove it from the tub when it is time to chop it up for serving. As a result, the chicken is juicy and cold and refreshing. The chicken is topped with a tasty soy sauce, and the portions are very reasonable.

Address 511 Bishan Street 13, #01-522 Kim San Leng Coffee Shop, Singapore 570511
Contact Information NA
Business Hours Wednesday to Sunday: 10 AM – 9 PM

10. Leong Yeow Famous Waterloo St. Hainanese Chicken Rice

Leong Yeow Famous Waterloo Street Hainanese Chicken Rice - Home | Facebook
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Highlights:

  • Not too oily
  • Fluffy rice
  • Serves char siew pork as well

Leong Yeow Famous Waterloo St. Hainanese Chicken Rice, located in the Bras Basah area, is an affordable option for those in the area looking for chicken rice. The stall, which has nearly 50 years of experience, is quite popular, so you will have to wait in line before you can enjoy a plate of their chicken rice. The stall also serves char siew pork, which is popular among customers.

The chicken is perfectly steamed. It’s soft, tender, and incredibly fragrant thanks to the thin layer of soy sauce on top. It’s also not overly oily, so it pairs perfectly with the fluffy rice that comes with it.

The soup served at this stall is also delectable. The stall owners make their own from rich ingredients like winter melon and chicken feet! Overall, the dish is well-balanced and will satisfy your chicken rice cravings!

Address 270 Queen St, #01-49, Singapore 180270
Contact Information
Business Hours 11 AM – 8PM, Daily

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