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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Nisan Vue

Great way to get rid of my Thanksgiving turkey leftovers!

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Nana

I made this today in my mini IP. I used 4 cups of turkey stock and 3 cups water. After it was done cooking I added some leftover turkey meat. Turkey congee was perfect! I used regular toppings, sesame oil, green onions and fried shallots. 😍

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Michelle

Any possibility this could be made from frozen drumsticks??

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vivian

Hi Amy & Jack, Why didn’t you use the Porridge button for this recipe?

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vivian

Hi Jacky, How would I make your recipe with the porridge function?

If I were to double a recipe, do I need to increase the pressure cooking time? This question is for any recipe.

Thanks,
Vivian

Rose

I just doubled the recipe today and made it with a turkey carcass. Soooo good! I used manual x30 min and it was perfect. Next time will try the porridge setting.

Reginia Sam

Drumsticks, cooked or raw? Instant pot duo plus

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Joni

I freeze my own homemade chicken stock and had leftover chicken so I made regular short grain white rice ahead of time (1 1/2 cups standard). Into instant pot: 7 cups chicken stock, cooked rice, 2 cups shredded chicken, carrots, ginger, dried shiitake mushrooms (pre-soaked)… 30 mins on high porridge setting. 12 mins. rest time. Came out perfect! It’s worth it to have the instant pot just for congee! Just like moms. This is the greatest website ever! So fun to experiment. Xo

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Yuri

Hi
I’d like to making Chicken Porridge , question is… I’m wondering can I making with already cook rice into that pot ? And also chicken breast ( cooked or law ?)If so could you tell me how much water need and same time chicken breast into that ,too ?

Thank you so much !

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Yuri

Thank you Thank you !!! That’s just want I wanted to know. You guys awesome !Yes It is make sense for Chicken breast. I really appreciated for your advice and teaching me about Instant Pot !

Linda

I used this recipe to make my first meal in a brand new instant pot (ultra60) and it was so good!! Canadian thanksgiving just past so I had left over turkey so I used that instead of chicken. It was perfection and so easy. Thanks so much!

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An Nguyen

Thank you so much for this recipe! It’s been my go to congee recipe. Absolutely perfect. This instant pot recipe outshines all the ones I’ve made on stovetop.

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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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