Hearty Instant Pot Chicken Congee

Hearty Instant Pot Chicken Congee

Chris Volesky
Instant pot chicken congee is easy on the tummy and makes a great meal for cold weather or when you don't feel so great. Fantastic for breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Natural Release 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • Instant Pot


  • 3/4 cup White rice, rinsed (jasmine preferred)
  • 1 lb Fresh or frozen Chicken thighs (boneless, skinless)
  • 6 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 Large carrot finely chopped
  • 1 Large celery stalk finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger finely chopped or grated
  • Green onions (garnish)
  • Salt (to taste)


  • Add chicken thighs, rice, carrot, celery, water and ginger to Instant pot.
  • Pressure cook on High for 30 minutes
  • Allow to natural release for at least 20 minutes
  • Once pressure is released, remove chicken thighs and shred with a fork
  • Add shredded chicken thighs back in and salt to taste
  • Serve with chopped green onions. Adding scrambled or fried egg can also add a nice, heart element
Keyword Chicken congee, Congee
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Chris Volesky

Chris understands the struggle of dealing with chronic pain. Since childhood, he faced debilitating migraines coupled with injuries from a car accident as a teenager. He tried the standard conventional medical interventions, but nothing seemed to help. It wasn’t until he found the power of Chinese Medicine that his symptoms began to change.
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