Chicken Porridge | Pink Wings
Over New Year's I flew out to Vegas to take some photos for my little brother and his fiance, but I was still sick so I did my best not to spread my disease to anyone. I almost succeeded, but ended up spreading it to my momma just a few days before coming home. So I made her a big pot of my favorite thing to eat when I'm sick: rice porridge (juk).

When I'm sick I make it very basic so that it's easy to swallow, but I was still craving it even after finally getting better, so the other day I put together this heartier chicken version. It's so yummy to eat during the winter, and the leftovers are even better because it gets even creamier.

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Chicken Porridge
Serves 4
  • 3/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs (or bone-in, just trim the skin and fat)
  • 1 cup short-grain rice
  • 3-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • salt
  • roasted sesame seeds (opt.)

Directions:

Place your chicken thighs in a small saucepan and cover with 3 cups of water. Boil over med-high heat until the water is reduced to half, about 45 minutes. Remove the chicken to a cutting board, reserving the water. Chop the chicken, then measure out 1 cup and cover it and set it aside. Put away whatever is left over for a different recipe.

Warm your sesame oil in a large pot over med-high heat. Add the rice and fry for about 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Don't let the rice burn. 

Take your reserved water and add chicken broth until it reaches 5 cups. If you come up short, just add water. Add to the pot and lower the heat to medium. Let cook until the rice is just done, about 15 minutes. Then mix in the carrots, zucchini and chicken. Cook for 3 more minutes on high until the vegetables are tender. 

Remove from heat and add 1/2 tsp salt. Taste and add more as desired. Serve and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds (opt.).


9 comments

  1. I'm glad you're feeling better now. That looks SO, SO good. I have this cold that has lasted an eternity, and this sounds like the perfect, most comforting thing to eat. Yum!

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  2. Yum! We don't have plans for dinner tonight, and I have all these ingredients in our fridge right now! I'll definitely be making this tonight! So fun for your brother, I bet those pictures came out great!

    Paige
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  3. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! A really healthy, filling thing to eat when you're not feeling well, that's for sure. This is a huge step up from my crackers!

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  4. Ooh this looks delicious and something that I could actually make...! Sorry to hear you were under the weather over the holidays... No bueno. Glad you're feeling better!!

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  5. Looks like a really delicious and comforting dish. Poul caught a cold some weeks ago and I think it has wandered over to me now, so maybe I should ask him to make me some chicken porridge:)

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  6. This sounds so yummy. Perfect for a cold day and for being sick! We made Pioneer Woman's minestrone last night, and it was delicious. Perfect since it's freezing here. I hate it when it's been freezing and gray for months, but with no beautiful snow. Whomp whomp. XO -Alexandra

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  7. This is really a wonderful post.

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