Instant Pot Chicken Congee (Rice Porridge or Jook)

6 simple ingredients + 6 easy steps to make this Chicken Congee in the Pressure Cooker. Easy one pot meal that is frugal and comforting.

6 simple ingredients & 6 easy steps to make this comforting Instant Pot Chicken Congee in Pressure Cooker. Frugal, healthy & easy one pot meal that is perfect for those busy days. 😀

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Step aside chicken noodle soup, here comes the Instant Pot chicken congee

Congee, also known as Jook, is a rice porridge that has thousands of years of history in the Chinese culture. It’s the ultimate “feel good” comfort food that we crave for when we’re not feeling well or when it’s cold. You’ll definitely feel an instant soothing effect with a good warm bowl of congee.

There are endless variations on how you can customize congee, but chicken congee has to be one of the most popular congee of all. There’s just something about the chicken congee that makes it extra comforting to eat.

If you prefer a flavorful yet meatless congee, try our Comforting Pressure Cooker Congee.

There’s really no one right way to make congee, as regional preferences vary from super watery to super thick. For us, we like our chicken congee to be slightly thick. But most importantly, each spoonful of congee must be filled with fragrant chicken flavors with tender pieces of chicken. Yum 😀

Chicken Congee (Rice Porridge or Jook) in Pressure Cooker Recipe

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With just 6 simple ingredients + 6 easy steps, this is seriously one of our favorite go-to lazy one pot meals.

6 Simple Ingredients to Make Instant Pot Chicken Congee in Pressure Cooker

  • Jasmine rice
  • Chicken drumsticks
  • Ginger
  • Green onions
  • Salt
  • Water

6 Easy Steps to Make Instant Pot Chicken Congee in Pressure Cooker

  • Rinse rice
  • Add water + ginger
  • Pressure cook
  • Add chicken
  • Pressure cook
  • Stir & season

Chicken Congee (Rice Porridge or Jook) in Pressure Cooker Recipe

Tips for Instant Pot Chicken Congee in Pressure Cooker Recipe

We tested the difference between cooking the chicken and rice together and separately. After many tries, we finally came up with this easy dump-it-all-in recipe :)!

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Last Updated: Sept 16 2017 – Modified Rice measurement to using standard glass measuring cup.

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Instant Pot Chicken Congee (Rice Porridge or Jook) in Pressure Cooker
 
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6 simple ingredients & 6 easy steps to make this comforting Instant Pot Chicken Congee in Pressure Cooker. Frugal, healthy & easy one pot meal that is perfect for those busy days. 😀
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Recipe type: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Rice
Cuisine: Chinese
Serving: 7 cups
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup (173 g) Jasmine rice (using standard 250 ml cup)
  • 6.5 - 7 cups cold water (using standard 250 ml cup)
  • 5 – 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, sliced into strips
  • Green onions for garnish
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Rinse 173g (3/4 standard cup) of rice in the pot under cold water by gently scrubbing the rice with your fingertips in a circling motion. Pour out the milky water, and continue to rinse until water is clear. Drain well.
  2. Add ginger, 5-6 chicken drumsticks and 6.5 - 7 cups of cold water (using standard 250 ml cup) into the pot. Do not add salt at this point. (The ratio is 1 cup rice to 9 - 9.75 cups of water)
  3. Close the lid immediately and cook at high pressure for 30 minutes + Natural Release in an Electric Pressure Cooker.
  4. Open the lid carefully. The congee will look watery at this point.
  5. Heat up the pot (Instant Pot: press Sauté button), stir until desired thickness & consistency. Season with salt.
  6. Use tongs and fork to separate the chicken meat from the bones (they literally fall off the bone) and remove the chicken bones and skin (if desired).
  7. Remove congee from heat and garnish with green onions.
  8. Serve immediately.
Notes
You can easily customize the congee by adding toppings like crispy garlic, fried shallots, roasted salted peanuts, soy sauce, fish sauce, etc.
Instant Pot Chicken Congee (Pressure Cooker Chicken Congee: 6 ingredients + 5 mins prep. Easy one pot meal that is frugal and comforting.

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Irene
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Irene

Just made congee from another site and it didn’t work. I wish I would have searched for this recipe first! Next try!

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Kien
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Kien

How much water to brown rice ratio for this? Thank you in advance

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Lisa Trieu
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Lisa Trieu

Thank you for the recipe! If I wanted to use swai fillet, would that change the timing? Thanks!

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Yuri
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Yuri

HI
I’m wondering if I put “Porridge” button on instead of “Pressure Cook” button using with this recipe ?
I’m using Japanese rice though….Do you know about this or any suggestion for me ?
And also , chicken thigh is OK right ? Maybe better with bones ? or it doesn’t matter without ?

Thank you so much for your effort !

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Yuri
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Yuri

Thank you so much ! I am not using Calrose rice brand, but other brand Japanese white rice. That your advice is big help ! And also make sense with bone meat is gonna be more favorable ! LOL Thank you so much .

Nancy
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Nancy

Would Basmati rice work? Thanks
Loving all your recipes! Especially the Hainan chicken!!

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Maddie
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Maddie

Your recipe is great! Is it possible to add raw peanuts along with the chicken? If so do I add it at the same time?

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Maddie
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Maddie

Thank JAcky! Love your recipe so very much. I am making jook for my 98 year old mom. The consistency is perfect. I never was able to get it quite right when making it on the stove. Now, it is perfect! Going to try smoked turkey drumsticks next with peanuts. Thank you again! Ohhh … and pee dan. 😋

Stephanie Tam
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Stephanie Tam

I loved this easy recipe! It was super easy to make in the 3qt Mini while I was sick with a cold. Instead of drumsticks, I only had boneless chicken thigh fillets. The final product was amazing, and no bones to have to fish out.

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Ron
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Ron

Hello,
I would like to use Millet instead of rice and sweat potato instead of chicken. How would I go about doing it this way? What cooking times would I use? Please advise.

Thank you very much,
Ron

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Bon
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Bon

A&J,

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful and simple recipe. It’s delicious!!! This is my go-to recipe for congee.

Ive tried it with brown rice and it is just as good. I also added thousand year old eggs at the end. Yummu stuff. Now I dont need to run to flushing…

Thanks again!

FE
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FE

Thank you for the perfect and easiest recipe for my favorite comfort food. Next time I will add century eggs and up the comfort:)
Warm regards,
FE

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