10 Best Chicken Rice in Singapore That Will Make Your Mouth Water [2021]

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Source: The Honeycombers

Whether is it at the coffee shop right below your HDB flat, or your local hawker centre that houses many stalls selling a diversity of cheap cuisines, or the air-conditioned food court in your heartland shopping mall, you will never fail to spot a chicken rice stall with its cooked chicken hanging neatly in rows behind glass and under spotlights. It’s that normal.

Known for its richly flavoured rice cooked in chicken broth and chicken fats topped with succulent chicken meat, the chicken rice is a popular local cuisine proclaimed as one of Singapore’s national dish alongside other famous dishes such as the Curry Fish Head, Chilli Crab, Laksa, Bak Kut Teh, Satay and Roti Prata.

There are mainly two common types of chicken rice that most people in Singapore would go for. One is the steamed white chicken rice, while the other is the roasted chicken rice. In my opinion, while each variation has its own distinct taste and texture, I believe that both versions taste equally fantastic with the chilli sauce served on the side.

In this article, our team has compiled a list of the 10 Best Chicken Rice in Singapore, so do stay with us as we walk you through the best-reviewed places selling chicken rice in Singapore!

1. Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice (Katong Mei Wei)

Source: katongmeiwei

First opened back in 1988 at the People’s Park Complex, Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice later moved to the present-day location at Katong Shopping Centre which was later taken over by the son of founder Mr Goh Boon Hua, Mr Soki Wu.

One that stays to remain competitive in the chicken rice market, Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice also provides self-order kiosks to reduce customer’s waiting time so that you get to enjoy the delicious chicken rice quicker!

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Short waiting time
– Self-order kiosks
Websitehttps://www.katongmeiwei.com/
Price$5.90 ++
Location865 Mountbatten Road
Katong Shopping Centre B1-85/87
437844
Contact+65 9789 6886
Opening HoursTakeaway/Delivery/Dine-in
Tuesday – Sunday: 10.45am-7.45pm
Online Ratings/ Reviews– Google:  5 / 5

– Reviews:
“The chicken rice here exceeded our expectations! The rice was not as oily. The chicken was good. The soup was a pleasant surprise. It’s not the typical chicken rice soup but we were served lotus root soup. The Achar was amazing too. Kudos to the staff for streamlining their operations. It’s not every day you see a self-serve kiosk at a chicken rice stall.”
– Shieuhuei Heng

“As its name suggests, this place serves delicious boneless chicken rice. They provide free appetizer (marinated cucumber, pineapple with chilli and onion) they also offer a free flow of soup that is tasty and fill with quality ingredients. And the price is very reasonable. This place deserved a 5-star rating for the quality food they provide at a reasonable price.”
– Edwin Kon Chee How

2. Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice

Source: Instagram

A stall managed by Madam Foo Kui Lian and her children, Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice is one of the best chicken rice stalls in Singapore that many tourists and locals would be willing to queue for no matter how long it takes.

A highly famous chicken rice stall for many years, Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice is well-known for its savoury and fragrant rice topped with smooth and juicy chicken meat definitely a must-try in the 10 Best Chicken Rice in Singapore!

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Very juicy and tender chicken meat
– highly popular (there’s always a long queue)
– Approved by well-known Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat
WebsiteInstagram:
https://www.instagram.com/tiantianchicken/
Price$5 ++
Location1 Kadayanallur St
#01-10/11 Maxwell Food Centre
Singapore 069184
Contact+65 9691 4852
Opening HoursMonday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am-8pm
(Close earlier when chicken is sold out)

*Please come early to avoid disappointment.
Online Ratings/ Reviews– Google:  4 / 5
– Reviews:
“Braving the long lines can be problematic especially when tempted by so many food stalls at the Maxwell food market! Their chicken achieves that elusive perfect balance between cooked just enough to be tender but not too well done for the meat to be dry. The texture is spot on. Gingery sauce and spicy sauce is delicious.”
Jocyi Lim

“I feel much satisfaction from eating this chicken rice. We ordered chicken rice medium size (SGD 5) and oyster sauce vegetables small size (SGD 4). The rice is very fragrant and rich in chicken broth. The thick cuts of chicken meat are very juicy and tender. The vegetables are also fresh and well paired with the rice.

Best chicken rice I had so far. Definitely will come back again.”

– Lusiana Lusi

3. Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice

Source: TripAdvisor

Founded in 1987 by the late Mr Wee Toon Ouut, Wee Nam Kee has not only opened more than 8 outlets in Singapore but has also ventured beyond Singapore’s shores with franchise restaurants in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.

Often crediting his father who works as a Head Chef aboard a ship, Mr Wee Toon Ouut believes that Wee Nam Kee‘s success is based on a simple principle:  “ Mum cook with passion out of love and concern for their children, that’s why mum’s cooking always tastes the best. So I tell my chefs to cook with that level of care for our customers”.

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Featured in LianHe Zaobao (联合早报)
– More than 20 outlets in Singapore and other parts of Asia
– Offers franchise opportunities, both locally and overseas for terms from 5 to 10 years period
Websitehttp://wnk.com.sg/
Price$5.20 ++
LocationUnited Square (Main Branch)
101 Thomson Road, #01-08, S(307591)

Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard, #04-102B, S(039594)

Northpoint City
930 Yishun Ave 2, #B1-52, S(769098)

Jurong Point
63 Jurong West Central 3, #B1-60/61, S(648331)

SingPost Centre
10 Eunos Road 8, #B1-125, S(408600)

Changi City Point
Changi Business Park Central 1, #B1-35, S(486038)

Parkway Parade
80 Marine Parade Road
#B1-85 to 87 and #B1-112 to 146
S(449269)

Westgate
3 Gateway Drive #B1-28/29
Westgate S(608532)

Causeway Point
1 Woodlands Square #04-01/02/03/04
Causeway Point S(738099)
ContactUnited Square (Main Branch)
+65 62556396

Marina Square
+65 63339830
Opening HoursUnited Square (Main Branch)/ Jurong Point
10.30am to 9.30pm daily

Marina Square
10.30am to 8.00pm daily

Northpoint City
10am to 9.30pm daily

SingPost Centre
10.30am – 9pm daily

Parkway Parade/ Westgate/ Causeway Point
10am – 10pm daily
Online Ratings/ Reviews– Google:  4.2 / 5
– Reviews:
“A good efficient dining place that serves good standard chicken rice and assorted food at reasonable prices. The set meal is a good option for a full meal. Here the chicken is tender and sauces are on par. Dumplings soup dumplings are generous in fillings. The dining ambience is good enough and air condition. You go, order, eat and run. No frills.”
– Mark Ong

“Good rice and soft n juicy chicken rice but not so tender as I wanted it. The baby kailan is crunchy and fresh and the ginger with onion sliced fish is great..not bad in rpice and value..can definitely come back for lunch.”
– Lelaina Lim

4. Five Star Kampung Chicken Rice

Source: Time Out

Having grown up around chickens, Five Star Kampung Chicken Rice‘s founder is a sought-after expert supplier who can tell just by looking how old a chicken is at slaughter, its state of health, the care it was given.

A restaurant that uses healthier and leaner free-range kampung chicken, Five Star Kampung Chicken Rice chooses and prepares the chicken with utmost care to bring out its pure flavours through simple yet masterful slow cooking.

One of the few restaurants to open past midnight, Five Star Kampung Chicken Rice is also a go-to place for supper with your friends!

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Uses healthier and leaner free-range kampung chicken, which is low in cholesterol, has less fat and more fibre
– Featured by The New Paper
Websitehttp://fivestarchickenrice.com/
Price$5.40 ++
LocationEast
191 East Coast Rd
Singapore 428897
West
7 Cheong Chin Nam Road,
Singapore 599732 (Opposite Beauty World)
Central

7 Cheong Chin Nam Road,
Singapore 599732 (Opposite Beauty World)
ContactTel: +65 6344 5911
Email: [email protected]
Opening HoursEast
10.45am-7.45pm daily
West
10.30am – 12 midnight daily
Central
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 2am
Friday – Saturday & Eve of Public Holidays: 11am – 5am
Online Ratings/ Reviews– Google:  4 / 5

– Reviews:
“Lovely place, the chicken rice set ranges from $11.90 to $13.90 depending on the side dish and you can top up $1 for drinks as well! Its gets quite busy during weekday lunch period due to the office lunch period. The staff were nice and friendly and able to juggle both Chinese and English well!”
– Alice Chua

“Impressed to write up and eat at the same time. Succulent white chicken and fragrant rice. Very dependable and a family favourite. Hope you like the article!”

– NewsAsiaOne

“The Kampong chicken really is healthier and taste very much different as compared to the normal commerical chicken. And we love the taste a lot from this chicken rice. We buy every week. Must buy”
– Melvin Gan

5. Loy Kee Best Chicken Rice

Source: TripAdvisor

First launched in 1953 by Mr Loy Nie In and Mdm Qua Tee, Loy Kee Best Chicken Rice was then handed over to their children Mr James Lo and Ms Jane Tan in the 1980s. Since then, the duo has opened their first restaurant at 342 Balestier Rd which remains till today.

Over the years, the business that has been passed down 3 generations, has won many awards and accolades, thereby affirming their branding as one of the 10 Best Chicken Rice in Singapore!

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– No queuing for pick-up & dine-in (just order and collect/dine-in)
– Return rewards up to 50% (just sign up as member when you make payment)
Websitehttps://order.loykee.com.sg/?StoreID=40e73406-a7c2-4611-9b24-6fc7f54c7d96&Service=PickUp&lang=EN
Price$7 ++
Location342 Balestier Rd
Singapore 329774
Contact+65 6252 2318
Opening Hours10am – 9.30pm daily
Online Ratings/ Reviews– Google:  4.2 / 5
– Reviews:
“Took the wrong bus and came across this place, arguably the best chicken rice in Singapore! What an amazing discovery! Loved both the chicken with and without skin. Sauces so good, exactly the right chilli, ginger and soy.”
– Mark Stoop

“Decent and generous portion of chicken. The rest of the food – rice, veg, soup and omelette was not bad too. Oh, and very thankful for the aircon in this crazy hot afternoon weather the chilli was legit!”
– Ordifolks

6. Evertop Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice Pte Ltd @ Clementi

Having served Halal Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice since 1989, Evertop Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice is popular for its roasted chicken, steamed chicken, Thai style chicken as well as lemon chicken.

Used to be located at Tanglin Halt 46-1 Commonwealth Drive, this restaurant also offers a long list of Zi Char (Hokkien term for “stir and fry”) menu!

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Halal Restaurant
– Advanced orders for takeaway or pick-up while in your car (just call @6774 1353)
– 10% Discount when you bring your own containers and bags
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/Evertop-Hainanese-Boneless-Chicken-Rice-Clementi-2128895120658535/ (Facebook)
Price$4 ++
LocationClementi Ave 2
#01-259 Blk 354
Singapore 120354
Contact+65 6774 1353
Opening Hours10.30am – 9.30pm daily
Online Ratings/ Reviews– Google:  4.1 / 5
– Reviews:
“I’m not someone that actively reach out for chicken rice but their chicken & dishes always put me in a good mood. Their steamed chicken dish is always soft (even their breast meat is not dry!!). Always a yummy and fuss free meal here!
The dishes below came up to about ~$40 for a family of 4.”

– Elainnn

“I had tried this chicken rice way back since its Tanglin Halt days. I followed till Joo Chiat and Clementi. And today, I brought my husband to try for the first time.

OMG.. the love is still there!!!!!

Hubby says, “I will definitely come back again”….”

– Asrah Fazal

7. A & I Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

Source: Food In Singapore

One of the most famous chicken rice stalls in the Jurong West area, A & I Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice is so popular that it is said to be sold out by 11am on most days!

One that serves generous portions of chicken rice, roast pork and Char Siew at affordable prices, A & I Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice is definitely a hidden gem in the 10 Best Chicken Rice in Singapore!

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Rice is fragrant without being too oily
– Value for money
Website
Price$4.50 ++
Location907 Jurong West Street 91
Singapore 640907
Contact+65 9271 3319
Opening HoursMonday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 6am-3.30pm
Online Ratings/ Reviews– Google:  4.6 / 5

– Reviews:
“Come early to buy their chicken rice as they usually sold out during lunchtime and to avoid the queue too.
$4.50 for this cheap and delicious fluffy fragrant chicken rice with steamed chicken with silky smooth icy jello skin and roasted chicken with slightly crisp flavourful skin plus a braised egg. Paired with crunchy cucumber slice and garnish with scallion.😋 Comes with a bowl of clear soup too. Meat wise looks old but it doesn’t taste much like its look but rather quite succulent. Oh… And is boneless too.😍
Take their chilli too if you want some refreshing fiery punch.
It is tastisfying and worth your money.👍”

– Yang

“As my friends recommended this Hainanese Chicken Rice Store. I, myself today bring my family there. the Roast Chicken, Chinese Roast Pork, and Chinese Char Siew have run out. They left only Chinese Hainanese White Chicken. we ordered 1/2 White Chicken and 4 rice for 3. after finish the meals. My wife and Daughter reply, this is the best Chicken Rice they have ever eaten. The Traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice in West Zone. We Definitely will go back and highly recommend it to all. Business Hours: 6.00 am to 3.30 pm. Remember to go early, if not their item maybe will run out. Cheers”
– David Ng

8. Ah Boy Chicken Rice @ Chua Chu Kang

Source: Instagram

Highly praised by local celebrity chef Eric Teo, Ah Boy Chicken Rice offers savoury chicken ontop fragrant chicken rice at wallet-friendly prices that will satisfy your chicken rice cravings!

One of the stalls in a coffee shop at Chua Chu Kang, Ah Boy Chicken Rice is also located near a multi-storey carpark for easy and convenient parking!

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Recommended by Celebrity Chef Eric Teo
– Efficient and excellence service
– Value for money
– Convenient parking
Websitehttps://www.instagram.com/ahboychickenrice/ (Instagram)
Price$3 ++
Location678A Choa Chu Kang Cres
#01-01
Singapore 681678
Contact+65 9186 5226
Opening HoursThursday: Closed
Friday – Wednesday: 9.30am – 8.30pm
Online Ratings/ Reviews– Google:  4.2 / 5

– Reviews:
“Cheap and good. The rice is fragrant and the chicken taste fresh. I had the steam chicken at $3 with more meat for only $1 extra. The rice was too little for me but all in all, it was well worth the price. Expect long queues during lunch and dinner time!”
– Timothy Low

“Value for money. Good portion for $3. Tender juicy chicken served with old school garlic fragrant rice. Do give it a try if u are nearby.”
– Zi Hao Wong

9. Tiong Bahru Chicken Rice

Source: CNA Lifestyle

Recommended by GOLD 905 DJ Denise Tan’s avid Makan Kakis listeners, Tiong Bahru Chicken Rice was first started by Cheong Weng Wah in 1988.

Describing themselves as a food mecca for local gourmands, and travellers in search of authentic local flavours, Tiong Bahru Chicken Rice is a must-try for its tender fresh chicken and free-flow soup!

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Featured in CNA Lifestyle
– Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor 2019
– Free flow soup
Websitehttps://tiongbahruchickenrice.oddle.me/en_SG/ (Oddle me)
Price$3.30 ++
Location56 Smith St
Singapore 058961
Contact+65 6323 0191
Opening Hours10.30am – 11pm daily
Online Ratings/ Reviews– Google:  4.2 / 5

– Reviews:
“Ordered Roasted chicken rice with Broccoli
Good plate of chicken rice, I really like their chilli which was really spicy. Soup is free flow, which you can take it at the side. How I wish rice was free flow too lolol
Price: $7.50
– Raverick Wee

“Tried the Roasted and White chicken drumstick, both are awesome! I love the Hainanese boneless white chicken as it’s smooth, juicy and tender ( just the way I like it).

Try the Special beancurd too as it’s smooth and soft on the inside with a slightly fried crust. Goes very well with the chilli on the side.

Not forgetting the waitress is friendly and helpful too!

Ps. The rice is a slight tad on the hard side, but overall still good!

Will definitely return for the Chicken again!”

– Sito Jx

10. Boon Tong Kee @ Whampoa West

Source: Boon Tong Kee

Another household name in Singapore, Boon Tong Kee was started by Mr Thian Boon Hua in 1979 as a small stall in Chinatown serving Cantonese chicken rice.

As his business began to grow with increasing popularity for his silky white sauce chicken rice and emphasis on quality service, Mr Thian Boon Hua and his family decide to open Boon Tong Kee’s first restaurant at Balestier Road in 1983.

With a total of 8 outlets located all over Singapore, Boon Tong Kee is one of the Top 3 Chicken Rice you’ve got to try in Singapore!

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Excellent service
– Baby-friendly
– Quality chicken served
– Vegetables and tofu highly recommended too
Websitehttps://boontongkee.com.sg/
Price$11++
LocationBlk 34 Whampoa West #01-93
Singapore 330034 (Beside Boon Keng MRT Station Exit B )
Contact+65 6299 9880
Opening HoursMonday – Friday:
11am – 2.45pm (last order : 2.30pm)
5.15pm to 10pm (last order : 9:30pm)

Saturday – Sunday:
11am – 3pm (last order : 2.45pm)
3.30pm to 10pm (last order : 9:30pm)
Online Ratings/ Reviews– Google: 4.3 / 5

– Reviews:
“Boon Tong Kee is synonymous with chicken rice. Can’t go wrong with that dish in that place but their other dishes are pretty good too. Good place to introduce overseas guest to chicken rice.”
– Francis Ng

“That rice is dangerous baby. I can literally just come here, order 4 bowls of that fragrant delicious rice, walk out still hungry and not be mad about it. Chicken is good especially with their homemade chili and their homemade ginger dressing. Reminded me of the way my parents used to make it back when I was a child. Just lovely service as well, we walked in 5 minutes before closing for the day time window and auntie still sat us down with a smile, that I assume she gave me underneath her face mask. Good aunties vibe here.”
– Jarol lao

Conclusion

From being introduced to our shores by early Chinese immigrants from Hainan in Southern China in the late 19th century to today’s national dish shared among our multi-racial and religious community, the Chicken Rice dish has gone a long way to becoming a local favourite cuisine.

We hope that this guide has been informative in helping you source the Best Chicken Rice that satisfies your taste buds.

While SBO is committed to supporting our local businesses, we welcome any feedback and anonymous sharing regarding your experience with the listed chicken rice outlets.

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