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Chicken Congee Recipe | Easiest Method

Course Main Course, Soup


  • 2 lbs Bone-In Chicken
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 10 cups Water
  • 4 Green Onions – white part only - crushed
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic - crushed
  • 2-3 thumb size pieces Ginger - crushed


  • 2.5 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rock Sugar


  • White Pepper
  • Green Onions – chopped
  • Cilantro – chopped


  • Use the back of your knife or a pester to crush ginger, garlic and green onions. This will release all the beautiful flavors.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a medium size pot. Add crushed ginger, garlic and green onions and sautée for a few minutes to develop the flavors of these aromatics.
  • Add your thoroughly washed rice and continue to sautée until the rice turns translucent.  Continue to stir the rice during this process so it doesn’t burn.
  • Add water and chicken and bring the pot to a light rolling boil over medium heat.
  • Skim of any impurities and excess fats that will come to the top.
  • Once the pot has some to alight rolling boil, set your timer for 8 minutes. Continue to skim off the top as needed.
  • When the timer goes off at 8 minutes, you want to turn OFF the heat and put ON the lid.
  • Now set the timer for 30 minutes. Do not open the lid during this period!
  • After 30 minutes, your chicken congee will be perfectly cooked.
  • Now season your congee with rock sugar and fish sauce.
  • To serve, sprinkle with a little bit of white pepper and garnish with chopped green onions and cilantro!


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