Missing Your Favourite Chicken Rice Stall? You Can Still Enjoy These Chicken Dishes

Here are some other ways to savour Singapore's favourite poultry.

By Stephanie Wong        8 July 2022

With many chicken rice stalls taking a temporary break amidst the uncertainty of chicken supply shortage, die-hard fans of our national dish will have to look elsewhere to get their poultry fix. 

Here are 6 enticing chicken dishes to help you curb your craving. Look out for the NS55 specials that SAFRA members can enjoy too!

1. Chicken Snacks at Pizza Hut

Photos: Pizza Hut Singapore Instagram

Pizza may be the mainstay on their menu, but many would argue that no meal at Pizza Hut is complete without some Honey Roasted Wings, Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Drumlets or Buffalo Wings on the side. The list of tempting chicken snacks also includes fried bites in the form of nuggets, tenders, and poppers. 

Don’t miss out on the NS55 Bundle exclusively available at the SAFRA Punggol outlet till 30 June 2023! Save 61% off regular prices on the $17.90 bundle (UP $46.60) that includes 1 Large Pizza from the Favourite range, a choice of 6pcs Chicken Tenders, 9pcs Chicken Nuggets, or 1 Spicy Chicken Pop with Cheese Sauce, and a choice of 1 Garlic Bread or 6pcs Cinnamon Breadsticks to round off the meal.

From $5.50 for 6 pcs Chicken Nuggets and $6.00 for 4 pcs Buffalo Wings; menu and more info at www.pizzahut.com.sg.

SAFRA Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent #02-01, Singapore 828654
More info at www.safra.sg/amenities-offerings/pizza-hut

2. Chicken Wings at Wingstop

Photos: Wingstop Singapore Facebook

There’s just something about digging in with your hands that makes the eating  experience more enjoyable. That’s probably one of the reasons chicken wings are such a popular snack. At Wingstop, they’re serving up wings in 12 different flavours, so there’s definitely something for everyone. The wings can be done either the classic way or boneless for extra easy snacking. For dry rubs, the buttery Garlic Parmesan is great for kids while fans of Cajun spices will love the Louisiana Rub. For sauces, the spicy Mango Habanero is a must-have for sweet-savoury food lovers, while the Kecap Manis is another spicy option but with a local twist. 

If you need yet another reason to love these wings, enjoy 10% off storewide when you use NS55 credits till 30 June 2023.

From $7.95 for 6 pcs Boneless Wings and $8.45 for 6 pcs Classic Wings; menu and more info at www.wingstop.com.sg

SAFRA Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent #02-02, Singapore 828654
More info at www.safra.sg/promotions/safra-and-servicemen-11b/Wingstop

3. Chipotle Chicken at Chimichanga 

Photos: Chimichanga Little India Facebook

Mexican cuisine is known for its bright, punchy flavours and mouthwatering street food. The menu at Chimichanga covers all the essentials, from tacos to burritos, quesadillas, their namesake chimichangas and everything in between. For your choice of protein, go with the Chipotle Chicken, which is sure to make you go loco for pollo. The chicken is marinated with aromatic herbs and spices that lends it an irresistible smokiness. For a filling meal, the Rice Bowl comes with Amarillo rice that is cooked in chicken stock and stained a cheery bright yellow from the addition of saffron and turmeric. Great for sharing, the Loaded Nachos is brimming with queso, crema, salsa verde, pico de gallo and jalapeños.

SAFRA members and 11B holders enjoy 10% off their total bill and 15% off their total bill during their birthday week. For more info, go to www.safra.sg/promotions/chimichanga

From $14 for Chipotle Chicken Loaded Nachos or Chipotle Chicken Burrito. Menu and more info at www.chimichanga.sg and www.chimichangahv.sg.

4. Chicken Yakiniku at Yakiniku Yaro

Photo: Keisuke Group Singapore Facebook

Why settle for one chicken dish when you can have a whole feast of different cuts and parts? Hidden in a kopitiam in Geylang, Yakiniku Yaro is a Japanese grill stall that specialises in chicken. The menu includes thigh, soft bone, boneless wing, liver and heart. These cuts are available in their original seasoning with garlic and sesame, or a spicy version. The flavours are masterfully balanced to bring out the natural flavours of the chicken. But if you want something a little extra, there are over a dozen different sauces and condiments to choose from, like the shoyu-based Original Yakiniku Sauce and Special Miso Yakiniku Sauce. The piece de resistance: all yakiniku orders come with an onsen egg for dipping.

From $3.90 for Chicken Liver or Chicken Heart and $5.90 for Kampong Chicken Thigh.

2 Geylang Lorong 29, Yinchuan Building, Singapore 388058; Tel: 9720 3997

5. Steam Pot Chicken Soup at Yun Nans

Photos: Yun Nans Facebook

You know they are serious about their signature dish when the menu begins with a detailed narrative of how the soup is made, from picking a special chicken breed to the masterful pottery skills required to create the earthen cooking pot. The iconic Jianshui pot allows the nourishing soup to be cooked without adding a single drop of water – this means it’s all natural chicken essence. After pressure-steaming for 3 hours, you are left with a delicate-tasting clear soup that is surprisingly robust in flavour. This is the soothing comfort food you need on the odd rainy day. The soup is served with a side of beansprouts and a spicy and tangy sauce spiked with Sichuan peppers for you to dip the otherwise bland chicken meat. Other poultry-centric items on the menu include Charcoal Grill Chicken Wing marinated with Yunnans spices and Poached Chicken with Sichuan Pepper. 

From $13.90 for single portion of Steam Pot Chicken Soup.

Various outlets at Nex, Westgate and Jewel Changi Airport

6. Salt Baked Chicken at Lams Kitchen

Photos: Lams Kitchen Facebook

If you love chicken rice for the nostalgia, this is the perfect alternative for you. Made with an old school recipe, the Kampung Salt Baked Chicken has been the star fixture on the menu at Lam’s Kitchen since the family business was established in 1975. Marinated in coarse sea salt and 8 different herbs and spices, the chicken is then wrapped in layers of baking paper and cooked until tender. The whole chicken is the best option because all the juices are locked in, but if that’s too much for you, they also have a Salt Baked Chicken Thigh that you can enjoy on its own or with mains, like rice, noodles, spaghetti and potato wedges.

From $5.90 for Salt Baked Chicken Thigh and $23.80 for Baked Whole Kampong Chicken.

Various outlets at Teck Chye Terrace, Race Course Road, Causeway Point and more; Tel: 6336 0848

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