Ginger Chicken Congee

Ginger Chicken Congee

Optavia Chicken and Ginger Congee Recipe
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Ginger Chicken Congee is often known as rice porridge, jook, zhou, xi fan, and even gruel, however, I will stick with calling it congee as a result of that is what I called it growing up. There are lots of varieties of congee, but in its easiest form, it’s rice boiled in a considerable amount of liquid till it softens and begins to break apart.

Ginger Chicken Congee

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min Rest Time 12 min Total Time 52 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 310
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Chicken and Ginger Congee is a type of dish that I begin craving each time a cold, the flu, or normal moodiness hits me. It's so comforting, congee will heat you properly and make you feel protected and sound. Ginger Chicken Congee is often known as rice porridge, jook, zhou, xi fan, and even gruel. There are lots of varieties of congee



  1. Combine chicken thighs, thinly sliced ginger, and four whole green onions in a large pot. Cover with water by 1-inch and simmer until chicken is cooked for about 30 to 40 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside until cool enough to shred. Strain broth, and discard ginger and green onions.

  2. Add cauliflower and simmer until it becomes tender and mushy.

  3.  Add shredded chicken, finely minced ginger, and fish sauce.

  4. Portion chicken mixture into bowls and garnish with cilantro and thinly sliced scallions. Serve with a small lime wedge and chili oil.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 310kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%
Total Carbohydrate 14g5%
Protein 42g84%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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