Instant Pot Chicken Congee

Chicken congee, also known as chicken rice porridge is easy to prepare.

Prepare a comfort bowl of chicken congee for breakfast and enjoy!

Great option for easy and healthy dinner.

Can I make it vegetarian?

Sure!  If you are looking for a vegetarian or vegan version, check out this Instant Pot Congee recipe.

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Instant Pot Chicken Congee

A simple and comforting Chinese food at its best.
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Cantonese, Chinese
Keyword: Chicken Congee, chicken legs, scallions
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup scallions chopped
  • ¾ cup ginger thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 6 chicken legs
  • 16 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper
  • 3 cups long grain Jasmine rice


  • Put chicken legs, rice and water in the Instant Pot and secure the lid.
  • Secure the lid and cook under “Porridge” for about 20 minutes.
  • Select “Cancel” and release the pressure naturally.
  • Dish out the chicken from the pot and shred the meat, discarding the bones.
  • Add the chicken back into the congee along with salt and mix thoroughly.
  • Dish out into bowls and top with ginger, sesame oil, white pepper and scallions.


Calories: 282kcal Carbohydrates: 3g Protein: 16g Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 5g Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g Monounsaturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 90mg Sodium: 399mg Potassium: 269mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 214IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 36mg Iron: 1mg

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