Asian-flavored chopped chicken atop garlic rice.Gather Journal Hacked Cold Chicken
Pretty, our hacked Hainanese-style cold chicken (we used a black one for effect) most certainly is not, but then again, neither were the birds on screen in this petrifying Hitchcock tale about a prim San Francisco socialite under attack.
Season chicken inside and out with salt. Bring a large pot of about 3 qts water to a boil with ginger, and scallions. Add chicken, breast side down, and return to a boil. Simmer 15 minutes then turn off heat and leave chicken in hot broth, covered, until just cooked through about 20 minutes.
Lift chicken from broth and chill in a bowl of ice water, reserving broth. Chill for 10 minutes then drain and bring to room temperature.
While chicken is chilling, rinse rice in a colander until water runs clear. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook shallots until golden. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Stir in rice and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Stir in broth and salt and bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer covered until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, 15 to 18 minutes.
Hack breasts and legs into pieces or remove meat from bones and slice.
Serve chicken over rice with accompaniments.