Slow-Cooker Chicken Congee - 1 Guiding Stars
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Congee is a type of rice porridge popular in Asia, especially as a comfort food when you’re ill. This incredibly fragrant dish brings the stomach-soothing benefits of ginger to the table: just what you want when the cold weather is getting to you.


  • 8 cups water
  • 1½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1" piece of ginger, sliced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup unsalted peanuts
  • ½ cup thinly sliced scallions


  1. Place water, chicken, rice, ginger, and salt in a slow cooker. Cover and cook 8-10 hours on LOW or 5 hours on HIGH.
  2. Remove the chicken and ginger to a plate. Discard ginger and shred the chicken.
  3. Stir, making sure to scrape against the bottom and sides, and return chicken to pot.
  4. Thin with hot water to desired thickness. Typically congee is a thin porridge. Top with peanuts and scallions to serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 325; Total Fat 11.5g (15% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 2.5g (13% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 107mg (35% DV); Sodium 510mg (22% DV); Total Carbohydrate 27g (10% DV); Dietary Fiber 2.5g (7% DV); Total Sugars 1g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 28g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 10% DV; Niacin 90% DV; Manganese 60% DV; Selenium 60% DV.
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