The 'Food52' blog recently put together a recipe for chicken porridge that serves as a hearty alternative to soup. While chicken noddle soup has earned a reputation as the go-to solution for the common cold, the dish is not exactly considered a diner party-worthy entree. Now there is a recipe for a much more hearty and flavorful version of the beloved soup.
The recipe for chicken porridge builds on a traditional Filipino dish made from chicken thighs and rice. The boneless chicken thighs are cooked in a large pot with the rice and chicken broth until they are so tender that they fall off the bone. Ginger, onion, garlic and fish sauce are also added to the broth to give the dish a more powerful flavor. For added texture, green onions and fried garlic are appropriate topping options.
This recipe is perfect for adventurous foodies who are looking for more exotic versions of classic North American fare.