asian chicken porridge

Chicken Porridge

Recipe for a Vietnamese style Chicken Porridge (chao ga). It's an Asian style porridge (also known as chao, jook or congee), a rice based meal and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's one of those dishes that hits the spot when your sick. It's like the Asian version of chicken soup. It's light, easy to eat, served warm and so comforting and satisfying on a cold day or when you're feeling under the weather. The porridge is infused with aromatic ginger and served with a mixture of shredded chicken, thinly sliced onions, coarsely chopped mint and Vietnamese dipping sauce (fish sauce/nuoc mam). It's one of our favorite dishes during the fall and winter months and we usually make a large pot to enjoy for a few meals.