You only need 15 minutes of prep time to get this Chinese congee ready for the slow cooker. The handy appliance does the rest of the work to get this flavorful, protein-rich chicken and ginger recipe ready for the table.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; heat skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, half at a time, in hot skillet until brown.

  • In a 4-quart slow cooker combine chicken, rice, ginger, and black pepper. Pour broth over mixture in cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting about 8 hours or until mixture reaches a porridgelike consistency.

  • To serve, spoon congee into bowls. Top with green onions and peanuts. If desired, pass hot pepper sauce, basil, and/or soy sauce so guests can garnish their own portions.

Nutrition Facts

287 calories; 7 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 108 mg cholesterol; 659 mg sodium. 595 mg potassium; 26 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 28 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 69 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 10 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 25 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 42 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Reviews (1)

7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
Despite using more ginger and adding garlic, this dish was completely bland. I added the broth to the browned chicken drippings to add flavor. We did garnish with green onion, peanuts, soy sauce and hot sauce, those are the only flavor that came through. Will not make again.