Instant Pot Chicken Congee

  • Author: Sue
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: New American


An easy and delicious recipe for Chinese Chicken Congee


1 1/2 cups oat groats (what I used) or short grain white rice

1/2 Tbsp salt

8 cups broth or water.  Use homemade or store bought.

6 chicken drumsticks

6 slices fresh ginger

Garnishes such as chopped scallion, ginger, chili oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and chopped or toasted garlic


  1.  Rinse oat groats or rice in water until water runs clear.
  2. Add chicken drumsticks, oat groats or rice, liquid, sliced ginger and salt to Instant Pot.
  3. Cook on “porridge” button until fully depressurized.  This will take about 1 hour of 100% walk-away time.
  4. Remove the chicken drumsticks from the congee and shred chicken meat or if you prefer, serve each bowl with a whole cooked drumstick.  Garnish as you please.  Enjoy!


Serve with preferred condiments and seasonings, and/or toast points or crackers.

Keywords: congee, chicken soup, porridge

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