Saturday, October 2, 2010

Chicken Porridge - Featured in Group Recipes

When anyone of us are having a cold, my Mum will make us chicken porridge.  This is very soothing to the throat and easy on the stomach.


300 gms chicken breast (without skin and debone –whole)
5 cups chicken stock
1 cup rice
½ ts vegetable oil
½ cup diced carrot
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1/3 cup diced spring onion
¼ julienne young ginger
3 shallots, thinly sliced
½ ts salt
½ ts ground white pepper


Deep fry shallot till golden brown, drain oil and set aside.  Retain the oil for later use.
Wash rice and add oil. Mix rice and oil well.  Add chicken stock, chicken breast and carrots and bring to boil.  Turn heat to low and simmer for about 1 hour.  Stir now and then.  When porridge is thicken, turn of heat and dish out the chicken breast and shred it.  Put the shredded chicken meat back into the porridge.  Warm it before serving and garnish with spring onion, parsley, ginger and fried shallots and a few drops of shallot's oil.


  1. haven't had congee for awhile now. I love homemade chicken congee. they are the best :)

    Have a happy weekend!
    jen @

  2. Jen,

    They are isn't it? I also love minced pork ball in porridge.

  3. I love chicken congee...!! I especially love eating it together with 1000 year old eggs ;)!

  4. CG,
    Yes, I agree, it is delicious with century eggs.

  5. Oh this looks amazing! I just made chicken noodle soup for my husband this weekend as he was feeling under the weather. Funny, because I had come across young ginger at the Farmer's Market and used it in my soup as well (first time for me to do this). It was a lovely addition.

    Your version sounds to die for! Congrats on the Top 9!!


  6. This looks great. I printed this for the weekend!

  7. Mmm! Love the addition of the ginger, this is a perfect soup for a rainy day!

  8. I love this porridge. It has been so long since I had this.

  9. Veronica,
    Thanks so much. Always delighted to see u. Your encouraging words made my day! Hope ur hubby feels better now.

  10. Hi Shanon,
    Thanks for trying out this recipe. I hope you like it as much as I do.

  11. Kim,
    Nice to c you again. Ginger has a lot of goodness. I ate tons of them during my confinement.

  12. Hi Frank
    Thanks for dropping by. This is indeed a comfort food especially if it is prepared for you from a love one:D

  13. Hi Joy
    Ya me too:D thanks for dropping by.


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