Slow Cooker Chicken Congee

8 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1?1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
1 Thai chile
1 star anise pod
1/2 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons hot chili oil
2 ounces watercress sprigs
1 ripe avocado, diced

Place first 7 ingredients in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW 7 1/2 hours. Remove chicken. When cool enough to handle, remove skin and bones, and discard. Shred chicken into large pieces.

Cover slow cooker, and cook on HIGH 30 minutes or until rice mixture is thickened. Remove chile and star anise; discard. Stir in chicken. Divide rice mixture among 8 bowls. Top servings evenly with peanuts, green onions, chili oil, watercress, and avocado.

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