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Chicken congee or rice porridge is a delicious, comforting dish especially when it is cold or on a chilly weather. It is just easy to make and yummy. You can have it either for a meal or heavy snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Chicken Congee, Mom Food Blog, Sweet Chocolate Rice Porridge
Servings: 3 people
Cost: $5


  • Cooking Pot
  • Frying Pan


  • 1 Pound Chicken for home-made chicken broth
  • 1 or more cup Chicken Breast
  • 3 cups Long grain rice
  • 1 small Onion chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Spring onions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1-2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Cooking oil
  • Water as needed


  • In a pot, boil 1 pound chicken for 10-15 minutes under medium heat. Once done, remove the chicken meat and set aside.  Also remove the scum that float from the broth. Set the broth aside.
  • Meanwhile, wash 3 cups of long grain rice and add 8 cups of water to make a rice porridge.
  • While you are cooking the rice, you can now marinate your chicken for the congee. In a bowl, mix chicken with soy sauce, oyster sauce, white pepper, fish sauce and sesame oil and marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  • In a low-medium heat, sauté garlic and onion in a cooking oil in a pan and add the marinated chicken until white/ish in color.
  • Add the chicken broth to the rice porridge and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes.  Then add the cooked marinated chicken and bring it to a boil for 3-5 minutes. You may add water as needed until your desired consistency of the congee is achieved.
  • Taste your congee and adjust the taste to your liking. Transfer to a serving bowl and top it with spring onions and boiled eggs.


  1. Check the rice porridge every now and then as you cook it.  Add water as needed and stir it from time to time to avoid the bottom from getting burned.