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rice congee with chicken feet
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Arroz Caldong Paa ng Manok (Congee with Chicken Feet)

Arroz Caldong Paa ng Manok made of sticky rice and chicken feet makes a great midday snack or dinner meal. Topped with green onions and fried garlic bits, this Filipino-style is congee hearty, tasty and the ultimate cold-weather comfort food.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 398kcal


  • 2 pounds chicken feet
  • water
  • 1 thumb-size ginger, pounded
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 4 tablespoons ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked glutinous rice (malagkit)
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green onions, chopped
  • fried garlic bits
  • calamansi or lemon, cut into wedges

For the Fried Garlic Bits

  • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup oil


  • Rub chicken feet with salt, rinse, and drain well. Using a knife or kitchen shears, cut ends to remove nails.
  • In a pot over medium heat, bring about 6 cups of water to a boil. Add chicken feet and pounded ginger. Cook, skimming any scum that floats on top. for about 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken feet are tender. 
  • Drain and rinse chicken feet with cold water. Discard liquid.
  • In a pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions, garlic, and ginger and cook until softened. 
  • Add chicken feet and cook, occasionally stirring, for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add fish sauce and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. 
  • Add rice and cook, stirring regularly, for about 1 to 2 minutes. 
  • Add about 10 cups of water and bring to a boil, removing scum that may float on the top.
  • Add bouillon cubes and stir until dissolved. 
  • Lower heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally and adding additional water in 1/2 cup increments if needed, for about 30 to 40 minutes or until rice is softened, congee has thickened to desired consistency, and chicken feet are tender. 
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Ladle into serving bowls and top with green onions, fried garlic bits, and drizzle with calamansi juice as desired. Serve hot.

For the Fried Garlic Bits

  • In a pan over low heat, heat oil. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. 
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove garlic from oil and drain on paper towels.


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 373mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg