6 simple ingredients & 5 mins prep to make this tasty & comforting Instant Pot Chicken Congee (Pressure Cooker Chicken Congee). Frugal, easy one pot meal. No need to tend the pot & constantly stir the congee. Don’t have to worry about messy cleanup or burnt pot bottom!
Step aside chicken noodle soup, here comes the Instant Pot Chicken Congee!
What is 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.
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 Instant Pot Congee Recipe! 🙂
With just 6 simple ingredients + 3 easy steps, this is seriously one of our favorite go-to lazy one pot meals.
6 Ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Congee
3 Steps to Making Chicken Congee in Instant Pot
Pressure cook chicken + rice
Stir to thicken & season
Time to cook chicken congee in Instant Pot!
Instant Pot Chicken Congee
6 simple ingredients to make this soul-soothing tasty Instant Pot Chicken Congee (Pressure Cooker Chicken Congee). Frugal, easy, comforting one pot meal especially great for those cold, under the weather or sick days.
Rinse Rice: Rinse 173g (¾ standard cup) of rice in Instant 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 the water is clear, then drain well.
Pressure Cook Chicken Congee: Add ginger, 5-6 chicken drumsticks and 6.5 - 7 cups of cold water in Instant Pot. *Rice to Water Ratio: 1 cup rice to 9 - 9.75 cups of water. *Pro Tip: Do not add salt at this point.With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 30 minutes + Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.
Thicken & Season Congee: The congee will look watery at this point. Heat up the Instant Pot using the Sauté function. Stir the congee until desired thickness & consistency, then season with salt.
Shred Chicken: Use tongs and fork to separate the chicken meat from the bones, then remove the chicken bones and skin (if desired). If you like, you can shred the chicken.
Garnish & Serve: Remove congee from heat, then garnish with green onions. Serve immediately & enjoy the comforting congee~
Extra Toppings: You can easily customize the congee by adding toppings like crispy garlic, fried shallots, roasted salted peanuts, soy sauce, fish sauce, etc.*Rate the Recipe: If you've tried the recipe, don't forget to Rate the Recipe in the Comments Section. Thank you!