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Chinese Chicken Congee
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
Healthy chicken congee
Course: staple food
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, Congee
Servings: 2
Calories: 449 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 2/3 cup rice , either long grain or short grain
  • 3 Liter water
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of pepper , optional
  • 3-4 green onion
  • 1 thumb ginger
  • small bunch of coriander , optional
  • 2 chicken thighs + 1 cup chicken chunk
  1. Wash the rice and then soak with clean water for around 30 minutes.
  2. Place chicken in a pot with cold water and add 1 green onion and several slices of ginger. Bring to boil.
  3. After 3-4 minutes, add soaked rice, bring to boil again.
  4. Transfer the chicken thighs out when you can easily insert a chopstick. Soak in clean water to cool down and then shred by hand or you can mince them.
  5. Simmer the congee for 1 hour over slowest fire. Serve with your favorite side ingredients.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Use a larger pot to avoid overflowing

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Chicken Congee
Amount Per Serving
Calories 449 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 1126mg49%
Potassium 296mg8%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.