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Abalone Chicken Congee

Abalone Chicken Congee (Porridge)

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Update: This was first posted in Jan 2009, now updated with new photos and improved recipe.

Many Chinese celebrating Chinese New Year will be buying canned abalones during the festive season. Abalone is an auspicious luxury food item, as it signifies increasing abundance (年年’包’有余) in the coming year. I use abalone in a wide variety of dishes, such as steamboat, pen cai, yu sheng and braised abalone with mushrooms.

See Also: Chinese New Year Recipes

One of my all-time favourite abalone dishes will be this homely bowl of abalone chicken congee (鲍鱼鸡丝粥). The congee (or porridge depending on the texture you like) is really sweet as it is simmered in an umami stock consisting of scallops, chicken and abalone broth. It is a luxurious yet relatively light meal at the same time – definitely a wonderful dish to enjoy after a hearty reunion dinner.

Abalone Chicken Congee

50 comments on “Abalone Chicken Congee”

  1. Wow.. the bowls that you used are so nice.. Where did u buy them from ? Thanks

    • Hi Jessica, it was a free gift from knorr a few years back during CNY promo period. Don’t think they are giving it away or selling it now :(

    • Hi wiffy,

      thanks for your reply. oh how abt those chicken design bowls. that i saw from ur other photos.. they look great… where u bought from them ?

      I like the photos u took.. the lightning and colors combination are great.

    • thanks for your kind words. I have replied your earlier question (sorry I was late), you can read it here :)

  2. Hi Noobcook, this is a great site just love it! You made home cooking look enjoyable and easy! You have really inspired me to do more Chinese cooking for family and entertaining!

  3. Can I substitute carrot with Japanese sweet potato? Happen to have some in my pantry.

  4. What a beautiful congee! I’ve never tasted abalone and would love to. It sounds great here as does the broth.

  5. Hi, i would love to try this recipe. Can I use a slow cooker instead? Thanks!

  6. Hi Wiffy! What do you mean by abalone broth? Is it the “soup” thing in the can the abalones are from or do you mean the water we boil the abalones in? Thanks!

  7. would this work without the abalone? I really dislike the taste of it. What can I use to replace the abalone broth then?

  8. Hello! Can I replace the chicken with NTUC chicken fillet instead?

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